August 13th, 2019 – Night of the Marvelous Moon 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. Plato Because of its very smooth, dark floor, Plato is a very distinct crater, seen just north of Mare Imbrium. Plato is 101... Continue Reading →

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August 13, 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. 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 →

August 13, 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 →

12 August 2019 NOP with Fred

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 →

August 11, 2019 …. Phil’s NMM 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. Clavius Near the lunar south pole, in the rugged Southern Highlands, you can find the second largest crater on the Nearside of the... Continue Reading →

August 9th, 2019 – Robert and Lorelei

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 →

August 8th, 2019 – Lucas and Lorelei

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 →

August 6, 2019 – Lucas & Robert

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 →

August 3, 2019 — Robert, William, Lorelei

Spacewatch Spacewatch is the name of a group at the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory founded by Prof. Tom Gehrels and Dr. Robert S. McMillan in 1980.  Today, Spacewatch is led by Dr. Robert S. McMillan.  The original goal of Spacewatch was to explore the various populations of small objects in the solar... Continue Reading →

August 1, 2019 – Charles, Lucas, & Lorelei

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. M5 M5 is a bright, large globular cluster, 25,000 light-years away. It is 13 billion years old, 165 light-years in diameter, and may contain... Continue Reading →

July 27, 2019 NOP w/ Robert, Fred, Lorelei

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. McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope The Mc Math Pierce Solar Telescope is actually 3 telescopes-in-one. It was, at the time of its completion in the... Continue Reading →

July 26, 2019 — Robert & Lorelei, 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 →

July 23, 2019 NOP with Robert and Fred

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 20, 2019 NOP with Fred

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night!A 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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