August 19, 2018 – Parade of Planets with Casey

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. Big Dipper The Big Dipper (also known as the Plough) is an asterism consisting of the seven brightest stars of the constellation Ursa... Continue Reading →

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August 18, 2018 – Robert and Dean, NMM/POP

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. Cygnus Cygnus is a large constellation, prominent in the Northern Hemisphere. Its name comes from the Greek for “Swan” and can be imagined... Continue Reading →

August 17, 2018 – Robert, POP

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. Summer Triangle The Summer Triangle is an asterism involving a triangle drawn on the northern hemisphere's celestial sphere. Its defining vertices are the... Continue Reading →

August 6, 2018-DSD with Andy

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. Andromeda Andromeda was the princess of myth who was sacrificed by her parents to the sea monster Cetus. Fortunately, the hero Perseus came... Continue Reading →

August 6, 2018 – Robert, POP

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. Big Dipper The Big Dipper (also known as the Plough) is an asterism consisting of the seven brightest stars of the constellation Ursa... Continue Reading →

Casey and Robert – August 4, 2018

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. Big Dipper The Big Dipper (also known as the Plough) is an asterism consisting of the seven brightest stars of the constellation Ursa... Continue Reading →

Charles and Jhoedi 7.14.18

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. Big Dipper The Big Dipper (also known as the Plough) is an asterism consisting of the seven brightest stars of the constellation Ursa... Continue Reading →

Jhoedi & Charles – July 13th, 2018

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. Clouds Kitt Peak has an abundance of clear nights, but that doesn't mean the clouds never move in. We hope you'll join us... Continue Reading →

July 12, 2018 – Lucas

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. M13 Hercules Globular M13, the "Great Globular Cluster in Hercules" was first discovered by Edmund Halley in 1714, and later catalogued by Charles... Continue Reading →

Jhoedi – July 12th, 2018

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. Big Dipper The Big Dipper (also known as the Plough) is an asterism consisting of the seven brightest stars of the constellation Ursa... Continue Reading →

July 10, 2018 – Lucas & Carmen

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. Summer Triangle The Summer Triangle is an asterism involving a triangle drawn on the northern hemisphere's celestial sphere. Its defining vertices are the... Continue Reading →

NOP 7.7.18 Charles

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. Scorpius Both the plane of the Solar System (called the ecliptic) and the plane of the Milky Way pass through Scorpius—the scorpion. As... Continue Reading →

Jhoedi – July 6th, 2018

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. Big Dipper The Big Dipper (also known as the Plough) is an asterism consisting of the seven brightest stars of the constellation Ursa... Continue Reading →

July 6, 2018 – NOP with Johnathan

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. M51 Whirlpool Galaxy M51, the Whirlpool Galaxy, gets its name from its bright and prominent spiral arms. It lies at a distance of 23 million... Continue Reading →

July 5, 2018 – Lucas

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. M17 Swan Nebula M17, also known as the "Swan Nebula," or the "Omega Nebula" is a vast cloud of gas—mostly hydrogen, in which clumps of... Continue Reading →

Jhoedi – July 5th, 2018

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. Big Dipper The Big Dipper (also known as the Plough) is an asterism consisting of the seven brightest stars of the constellation Ursa... Continue Reading →

July 4, 2018 – Lucas

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. M17 Swan Nebula M17, also known as the "Swan Nebula," or the "Omega Nebula" is a vast cloud of gas—mostly hydrogen, in which clumps of... Continue Reading →

NOP 7.4.18 Charles

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. Big Dipper The Big Dipper (also known as the Plough) is an asterism consisting of the seven brightest stars of the constellation Ursa... Continue Reading →

July 3, 2018 – Lucas

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. M82 Cigar Galaxy M82, the "Cigar Galaxy" is an edge-on spiral galaxy, 12 million light-years away, and perhaps 37,000 light-years across. There are vast... Continue Reading →

July 3rd, 2018 — Dark Sky Discovery with Carmen

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. M17 Swan Nebula M17, also known as the "Swan Nebula," or the "Omega Nebula" is a vast cloud of gas—mostly hydrogen, in which clumps of... Continue Reading →

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