Mauna Kea at Night - Photo Gallery 2

©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.

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 at night.


Click on each thumbnail to see a larger image.



MK87-186
Circumpolar Star Trails
at CFHT

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MK89-322
Star Trails Over
Mauna Kea Summit

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MK89-201
Polar Star Trails
Above CFHT

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MK89-210
Moonset &
Star Trails
from Mauna Kea - 1

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MK88-654
Star Trails Over
UKIRT & CFHT

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MK89-327
Polar Star Trails
Over Keck Observatory

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MK89-328
Winter Star Trails
Over Keck Dome

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MK89-218
Night Visitors
at NASA IRTF

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MK89-324
Setting Star Trails
Over Keck

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MK87-127
Polaris & Big Dipper
Over CFHT

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MK89-316
IRTF, CFHT &
Winter Star Trails

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MK89-212
Rising Star Trails
Over Mauna Kea

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MK89-304
Orion & Sirius
Star Trails
Above CFHT

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MK89-326
Maxwell & Caltech
Observatories
with Star Trails

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MK89-320
Streaking Star Trails
& NASA IRTF

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MK88-622
U. of Hawaii Obs.
in Evening Twilight

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MK89-314
CFHT &
Polar Star Trails

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MK88-611
Moonrise & Star Trails
from NASA IRTF

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MK89-305
CFHT & Star Trails
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MK89-215
NASA IRTF & CFHT
with Star Trails

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