Mauna Kea Observatory - Domes Photo Gallery

©2011 by Fred Espenak. All rights reserved.


Mauna Kea Observatory (MKO) is located near the 4205m (13,800ft) summit of Mauna Kea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii. Recognized as one of the world's premier astronomical research facilities, MKO is actually an international collection of independent observatories. Established in 1967, MKO is managed by the University of Hawaii which also operates several of the telescopes. Hawaii's isolation in the mid-Pacific Ocean and the high elevation of Mauna Kea makes it one of the best locations on Earth for ground-based astronomy. The heavens are studies in the submillimeter, infrared and optical wavelengths with telescopes designed specifically for each of these spectral regions.

There are a dozen telescopes near the summit of Mauna Kea:

For additional information on Mauna Kea Observatory, see the official MKO web site.

The following photo gallery presents a collection of images of Mauna Kea Observatory.


Click on each thumbnail to see a larger image.




Canada France Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) - 3.6 Meters

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Dusk at CFHT
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CFHT in Snow
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Misty Morning at CFHT
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Giant CFHT Dome
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Circumpolar Star Trails
at CFHT

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CFHT on Mauna Kea
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CFHT & Star Trails
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CFHT 3.6 Meter Telescope
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Polar Star Trails
Above CFHT

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CFHT in Morning Twilight
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W. M. Keck Observatory - 2 x 10 Meters

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Keck Dome in Moonlight
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Keck's Two Domes
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Geminii 8.1 Meter
Telescope

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Keck at Mauna Kea
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Polar Star Trails
Over Keck

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Keck Domes at Sunrise
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Star Trails & Keck
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Dawn Sky Over Keck
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Moonlit Night at Keck
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8.1 Meter Mirror
of Geminii Observatory

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United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) - 3.8 Meters

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UKIRT & CFHT
at Evening Dusk

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Snowy Morning
at UKIRT

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UKIRT 3.8 Meter
Infrared Telescope

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UKIRT & UH
Observatories

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UKIRT Observatory
in Evening Twilight

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Star Trails Over
UKIRT & CFHT

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Circumpolar Star Trails
& UKIRT Observatory

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Night Visitors at
UKIRT Observatory

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NASA Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF) - 3.0 Meters

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3-Meter Mirror
of NASA IRTF

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NASA IRTF
Observatory

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NASA IRTF
3-Meter Telescope

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Vista from
NASA IRTF

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NASA IRTF Telescope
& Open Dome

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Fisheye View Inside
NASA IRTF

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NASA IRTF on a
Snowy Morning

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Observer &
NASA IRTF Telescope

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Star Trails Over
NASA IRTF

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NASA IRTF, the Moon &
Shadow of Mauna Kea

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See: NASA IRTF Photo Gallery



Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) - 10.4 Meters

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CSO 10.4 Meter Dish - 1
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JCMT and CSO
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Caltech Submillimeter
Observatory

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CSO &
Volcanic Landscape

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CSO 10.4 Meter Dish - 2
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