"Inside the light path" Kitt Peak National Observatory. Tip by mht_in_la

Kitt Peak National Observatory., Tucson: 14 reviews and 18 photos

  Inside the light path
by mht_in_la

Now we look up at the sky from inside the 500-foot light path parallel to the earth's axis. Notice there's no lenses, only mirrors on top and bottom of the path. All telescopes in Kitt Peak National Observatory are mirror telescopes. Inside the light path, the image of sun bounces back and forth a few times to be displayed on a "light table" for research.

Directions: 56 miles southwest of Tucson via State Route 86 on the Tohono O'Odham Reservation
Phone: (520) 318-8726
Website: http://www.noao.edu/kpno/

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 20, 2004
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