Mauna Kea at Night - Photo Gallery 3

©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.



MK87-126
Moonlite Summit
of Mauna Kea - 1

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MK88-603
CFHT Silhouette &
Polar Star Trails

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MK89-203
Rising Orion
Star Trails
Above CFHT

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MK88-130
Star Trails Steaking
Over NASA IRTF

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MK87-132
Moonlite Summit
of Mauna Kea - 2

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MK91-309
NASA IRTF
& Star Trails

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MK88-606
Twilight CFHT
& Circumpolar
Star Trails

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MK87-137
CSO &
Volcanic Landscape

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MK89-315
CFHT & UH
with Star Trails

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MK89-332
Circumpolar Star Trails
& NASA IRTF - 1

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MK88-607
Mauna Kea &
Southern Star Trails

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MK89-216
NASA IRTF & CFHT
With Star Trails

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MK89-208
Night Visitors
at CFHT with
Star Trails

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MK89-321
Moonset &
Star Trails
from Mauna Kea - 2

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MK89-207
Circumpolar Star Trails
& UKIRT Observatory

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MK89-230
NASA IRTF in
Bright Moonlight

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MK88-604
Star Trails
Silhouetting CFHT

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MK89-202
Keck & Setting
Star Trails

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MK89-317
Winter Star Trails
with IRTF & CFHT

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MK89-319
Circumpolar Star Trails
& NASA IRTF - 2

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