Dean NOP Dec 30 3018

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. Make Edits Publish to WordPress M42 The Orion Nebula M42, the Orion Nebula is a region of star formation about 1,300 light-years away—the... Continue Reading →

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December 30, 2018… Jim Winsky – DSD Program

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. Little Dipper Constellation Ursa Minor is colloquially known in the US as the Little Dipper, because its seven brightest stars seem to form... Continue Reading →

December 30th 2018 … Phil’s 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. Little Dipper Constellation Ursa Minor is colloquially known in the US as the Little Dipper, because its seven brightest stars seem to form... Continue Reading →

December 27, 2018 – Lucas and 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. Clouds ... and snow! Kitt Peak has an abundance of clear nights, but that doesn't mean the clouds never move in. We hope... Continue Reading →

December 23, 2018 — 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. 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 →

December 23, 2018….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. M42 The Orion Nebula M42, the Orion Nebula is a region of star formation about 1,300 light-years away—the closest to our Solar System. It... Continue Reading →

December 23, 2018 NOP – Casey Good

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 →

December 22, 2018 — Gigi, 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. Little Dipper Constellation Ursa Minor is colloquially known in the US as the Little Dipper, because its seven brightest stars seem to form... Continue Reading →

December 20, 2018 – Sara’s Moon Program

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. Copernicus Copernicus is a large, conspicuous crater located in the Oceanus Procellarum (Ocean of Storms). It has extensive rays of ejecta spanning hundreds of kilometers from... Continue Reading →

December 20th, 2018 – Telescope 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. M15 M15 is a distant globular cluster, 33,000 light-years away. It has 100,000 stars, and is one of the oldest known globular clusters, having... Continue Reading →

December 20, 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. Little Dipper Constellation Ursa Minor is colloquially known in the US as the Little Dipper, because its seven brightest stars seem to form... Continue Reading →

Dean Dec 20 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. M42 The Orion Nebula M42, the Orion Nebula is a region of star formation about 1,300 light-years away—the closest to our Solar System. It... Continue Reading →

December 19, 2018 — 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. Little Dipper Constellation Ursa Minor is colloquially known in the US as the Little Dipper, because its seven brightest stars seem to form... Continue Reading →

December 19th, 2018 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. Little Dipper Constellation Ursa Minor is colloquially known in the US as the Little Dipper, because its seven brightest stars seem to form... Continue Reading →

December 18, 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. Little Dipper Constellation Ursa Minor is colloquially known in the US as the Little Dipper, because its seven brightest stars seem to form... Continue Reading →

December 18th, 2018 – Telescope 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. Comets Comets were once harbingers of doom—unpredictable and terrifying celestial sights. We now know that comets are balls of ice, rock, and dust... Continue Reading →

December 17, 2018 – Sara & Dean

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 →

December 15, 2018 — Robert and Charles, 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. 3.5 Meter WIYN Telescope The WIYN Observatory is owned and operated by the WIYN Consortium, which consists of the University of Wisconsin, Indiana University,... Continue Reading →

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