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This view is looking north from the KPNO 2.1-meter telescope.
(N31 57.497 W111 35.995 Pointed 340degrees)
The feature in the upper-left corner is part of the telescope catwalk.
Kitt Peak (elev. 6875') is located just to the right of the KPNO Mayall 4-meter telescope.
Most of the major telescopes are labeled. The unlabeled structures are made up of workshops, dormitories, and administrative buildings.

  1. KPNO 2.1-meter
  2. WIYN 0.9-meter
  3. WIYN 3.5-meter
  4. KPNO Visitor Center and NOP 0.4-meter telescope
  5. RCT 1.3-meter
  6. CWRU Burrel Schmidt 0.6-meter
  7. SARA 0.9-meter
  8. Calypso 1.2-meter
  9. Spacewatch 1.8-meter
  10. Spacewatch 0.9-meter
  11. Steward Observatory's Bok 2.3-meter
  12. KPNO Mayall 4-meter

This view is looking south from the KPNO 4-meter telescope catwalk.
(N31 57.835 W111 35.995 Pointed 150degrees)
Baboquivari Peak (elev. 7730'), 12 miles distant, is sacred to the Tohono O'odham on whos land Kitt Peak National Observatory is located. The Buenos Aires NWR is located in the valley to the left of Boboquivari.
Most of the major telescopes in the image are labeled.

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Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO) is a Program of NSF's NOIRLab, which is ma naged by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

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