January 20, 2019 – Sara & Phil

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Thank you so much for your patience with us on a night that was supposed to be clear. We hope you enjoyed your tour!   Cassiopeia Cassiopeia is widely recognized by its characteristic W shape, though it may look like an M, a 3, or a Σ depending on its orientation... Continue Reading →

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January 20, 2019 — Lunar Eclipse

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 →

January 20, 2019 -Dean’s 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. Canis Major Canis Major, the “big dog”, boasts the brightest star in the night sky—Sirius! Also known as The Dog Star because of... Continue Reading →

January 20, 2019 – Sara’s Telescope 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 →

1/19/2019 Telescope 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. 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 →

January 19, 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. 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 →

Dean NOP Jan 19 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. Make Edits Publish to WordPress Andromeda Andromeda was the princess of myth who was sacrificed by her parents to the sea monster Cetus.... Continue Reading →

1/18/2019 Telescope 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. 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 →

January 18, 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. 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 →

January 17, 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. 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 →

January 17, 2019 – 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 →

January 16, 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. 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 →

January 16, 2019 – 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 →

January 14, 2019 – Sara & Phil

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 →

January 12, 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. 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 →

January 11, 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. 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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