Advanced Observing Program at Kitt Peak Visitor Center

Recent Observers

The following pages contain images taken by guests who have participated in the Advanced Observing Program. In many cases these images were taken by guests who had never used a DSLR camera to image the night sky before. The images have been arranged chronologically, starting with the most current. Click on the preview images for larger versions.

These images were taken using a Canon Digital Rebel or EOS 5D digital camera attached to one of the telescopes here on Kitt Peak. You can do digital imaging during our visual Advanced Observing Programs.


Images by Irene Enns and Tim Lahey, 3 December 2008
Operator: Kevin Bays

M42 & M43: a combination of several two-minute and several ten-second exposures


IC 2118, The Witch Head Nebula



Images taken 12 June 2008
Operator: Alex McCormick

M31, the Andromeda Galaxy


The Milky Way and Jupiter



Image by Jill Herman and Martha Moody, 7 May 2008
Operator: Kevin Bays

M11 (the Wild Duck Cluster) and the Milky Way



Image by Lee Dodd, 10 March 2008
Operator: Roy Lorenz

NGC 7000, the North America Nebula



Image by Barrie Aravandino and Judy Gaal, 4 March 2008
Operator: Kevin Bays

M42 & M43 in Orion's Sword



Image by Paul Oakes, 13 February 2008
Operator: Roy Lorenz

M97 (the Owl Nebula) and M108



Image by Dale Johnson, 13 December 2007
Operator: Roy Lorenz

M31, the Andromeda Galaxy



Images by Michael Acosta, 16 October 2007
Operator: Roy Lorenz

The Flame and Horsehead Nebulae in Orion


The Rosette Nebula



Image by Beth & Michael Ballmann, 7 October 2007
Operator: Kevin Bays

NGC 869 & 884, the Double Cluster



Images by James Raque, 15 May 2007
Operator: Roy Lorenz

M8 and M20, The Lagoon and Trifid Nebulae


NGC 6992


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