Kitt Peak Visitor Center

Established in 1964, the Kitt Peak Visitor Center has been home to a variety of programs and activities as well as a museum and a gift shop.


Nighttime Activities

Overnight Telescope Observing Program

Best images from our Overnight Telescope Observing program

Best Images of the OTOP

The Overnight Telescope Observing Program is an experience available to the public at the Kitt Peak Visitor Center. With no technical knowledge needed, guests are able to take extremely, high-quality CCD images using our 20in and 16in RC Optical Systems. We also provide another custom manufactured 16in RC telescope as well.

The following pages display the very best images we have produced. The objects have been grouped according to their type. Remember to click on the images to see the full resolution. Select a category below:

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