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Kitt Peak National Observatory. Arizona.:

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The Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO) is a United States astronomical observatory site located on the 6,880 feet tall Kitt Peak, of the Quinlan Mountains, in the Arizona-Sonoran Desert, on the Tohono O'odham Nation, about 55 miles west-southwest of Tucson, Arizona.

The 24 optical, and two radio telescopes,make it the largest, & most diverse group of astronomical instruments in the world.

The observatory is administered by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO).

With such a large grouping of telescopes, we can only mention and show images of a few.

The principal instruments at the KPNO are the Mayall 4 metre telescope; the WIYN 3.5 metre telescope; and further 2.1 m, 1.3 m, 0.9 m, and 0.4 m reflecting telescopes. The McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope on the facilities is the largest solar telescope in the world and the largest unobstructed reflector (it doesn't have a secondary mirror in the path of incoming light). The ARO 12m Radio Telescope is also in the location.


How To Get There:

The observatory is located 56 miles west-southwest of Tucson, Arizona.

From the I 10, and the AZ-86 W/W Ajo Way; take the AZ-86 W/W Ajo Way and drive 35.8 miles to AZ-386 S. Take AZ-386 S on your left, and drive to the top of Kitt Peak, about 11.1 miles.


The Visitor Center is open from 9:00 AM to 3:45 PM for daytime visitors and tours. The Visitor Center is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. Sometimes they are closed due to unforeseen circumstances beyond their control.

Check before ascending the mountain. Phone: (520) 318-8000.

Admission is free to the Visitor Center, but they do charge fees for the daily guided tours, and programs.

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Visitor's Center.
Kitt Peak National Observatory. Arizona.
Visitor's Center.
Kitt Peak National Observatory. Arizona.
KPNO 2.1-Meter Telescope.
During Lightning Storm.
Kitt Peak National Observatory. Arizona.
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KPNO 2.1-Meter Telescope.
Kitt Peak National Observatory. Arizona.
McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope.
Kitt Peak National Observatory. Arizona.
Inside
McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope.
Kitt Peak National Observatory.
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Bok 2.3 m & Mayall 4 m Telescope.
Kitt Peak National Observatory. Arizona.
Mayall 4 m & Bok 2.3 m Telescope.
Kitt Peak National Observatory. Arizona.
12 Meter Dish.
Kitt Peak National Observatory. Arizona.
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McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope.
Kitt Peak National Observatory. Arizona.
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