November 28th 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. Engagement Ring The Engagement Ring: Through binoculars, the North Star (Polaris) seems to be the brightest on a small ring of stars. Not... Continue Reading →

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November 27, 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. Engagement Ring The Engagement Ring: Through binoculars, the North Star (Polaris) seems to be the brightest on a small ring of stars. Not... Continue Reading →

November 27, 2018 – Sara’s DSD

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 →

November 26, 2018….Phil’s DSD 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. 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 →

November 26, 2018 – Sara’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. 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 →

November 25, 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 →

November 25, 2018 – 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. M31 Andromeda Galaxy The Andromeda Galaxy is our nearest major galactic neighbor. It is a spiral galaxy 2,500,000 light-years away, and has a diameter... Continue Reading →

November 24. 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. Engagement Ring The Engagement Ring: Through binoculars, the North Star (Polaris) seems to be the brightest on a small ring of stars. Not... Continue Reading →

November 24, 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. Aries Aries is a medium-brightness constellation, but with few stars and an indistinctive shape, which makes it more challenging to recognize. Cassiopeia Cassiopeia is... Continue Reading →

November 24, 2018 – 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. M31 Andromeda Galaxy The Andromeda Galaxy is our nearest major galactic neighbor. It is a spiral galaxy 2,500,000 light-years away, and has a diameter... Continue Reading →

November 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. Cassiopeia Cassiopeia is widely recognized by its characteristic W shape, though it may look like an M, a 3, or a Σ depending on... Continue Reading →

November 23, 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. Engagement Ring The Engagement Ring: Through binoculars, the North Star (Polaris) seems to be the brightest on a small ring of stars. Not... Continue Reading →

November 21. 2018 — Jim, 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 →

November 21, 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 →

November 21, 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. Archimedes Archimedes is similar in size to nearby crater Copernicus, but has a flat, flooded floor. Its rim and ramparts are still very... Continue Reading →

November 20, 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 →

November 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 →

November 20, 2018…. Phil’s NOP Groups

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. M31 Andromeda Galaxy The Andromeda Galaxy is our nearest major galactic neighbor. It is a spiral galaxy 2,500,000 light-years away, and has a diameter... Continue Reading →

November 19,2018…. 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. 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 →

November 19, 2018 – 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. M31 Andromeda Galaxy The Andromeda Galaxy is our nearest major galactic neighbor. It is a spiral galaxy 2,500,000 light-years away, and has a diameter... Continue Reading →

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