Top observatories in the West:: Kitt Peak National Observatory

Kitt Peak Observatory Kitt Peak Observatory claims to hold the largest collection of research telescopes in the world. Visitors are only allowed to look through three of those telescopes: a 20-inch and two 16-inch reflecting telescopes. The program operates nightly, except from July 15 through Sept. 1. Fees: $39 for adults $34 for students, seniors and those in the military. For reservations, call (520) 318-8726 or go to the website. The image of the Horsehead Nebula in Orion was taken with the 0.9-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory.
Kitt Peak National Observatory
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