May 18, 2019 – NOP with Sara, Brian, and 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. Castor (α Gem) Castor (α Geminorum) is a multiple star in the constellation Gemini, the twins. Through the telescope, a close pair of bright... Continue Reading →

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May 17th, 2019 -Nightly Observation Program with William

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 →

May 17th, 2019: NOP with Brian

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 →

May 16, 2019 — Robert, NOP

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. Draco Draco the dragon lies close to the North polar point of the celestial sphere. Thus, it is best viewed from north of... Continue Reading →

5.16.2019 planespheres and binoculars 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 →

May 15, 2019 — Robert and Charles, NMM

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. Proclus Proclus is a very bright crater just west of Mare Crisium. Its bright rays radiate in mostly 3 directions. To its west... Continue Reading →

May 14th, 2019 – Telescope with William

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. M65 (in Leo Triplet) M65 is a spiral galaxy about 35 million light-years away. With a diameter of only 60,000 light-years, It is smaller... Continue Reading →

May 13, 2019….Phil’s NOP Group

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 →

May 13, 2019 – Telescope with Sara

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. M104 Sombrero Galaxy M104: A spiral galaxy like the Milky Way, nicknamed the "Sombrero Galaxy" because the lane of dust in the disk... Continue Reading →

May 11th, 2019: NOP with Robert & Brian

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 →

May 10,2019 — Robert, NMM

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. Posidonius Posidonius is a large, shallow crater on the northeastern rim of Mare Serenitatis. The western rim is especially shallow. The crater ramparts... Continue Reading →

May 10th 2019: NOP with Brian & William

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 →

5.8.2019 NOP 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 →

May 7, 2019 — Robert, NOP

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. Canes Venatici The name Canes Venatici, is Latin for “hunting dogs”. It is a faint constellation, but host to a number of galaxies... Continue Reading →

Dean Salman DSD May 7 2019

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. M104 Sombrero Galaxy M104: A spiral galaxy like the Milky Way, nicknamed the "Sombrero Galaxy" because the lane of dust in the disk... Continue Reading →

May 6, 2019….Phil’s NOP Group

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. M104 Sombrero Galaxy M104: A spiral galaxy like the Milky Way, nicknamed the "Sombrero Galaxy" because the lane of dust in the disk... Continue Reading →

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