Mauna Kea Observatory - Vistas 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.




Mauna Kea Vistas

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CFHT on Mauna Kea
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JCMT and CSO
Snowy Cinder Cones

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Keck & Sunburst
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MK88-152
CFHT at Sunset
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MK91-110
IRTF in
Cloudy Silhouette

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MK95-528
Summit View of
Mauna Kea Observatory

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U. of Hawaii Dome
in Evening Twilight

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MK88-101
Mauna Kea Summit
in Snow

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JCMT and CSO
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MK95-536
CSO 10.4 Meter Dish - 1
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MK92-107
CFHT Silhouette
at Dawn

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MK88-156
CFHT & Sunburst
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MK91-117
Dawn Sky Over Keck
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MK93-502
Wide View of
Mauna Kea's Summit

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MK88-154
Misty Morning
From CFHT

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MK88-157
Snowy Vista
from Mauna Kea

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MK89-108
Mars or Earth?
Mauna Kea Landscape

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Mauna Kea
Cinder Cones

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Snowy Dawn
Atop Mauna Kea

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Sunburst Over
Mauna Kea

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MK84-118
NASA IRTF, the Moon &
Shadow of Mauna Kea

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CSO 10.4 Meter Dish - 2
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MK92-101
CFHT in Morning Twilight
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Haleakula from
Mauna Kea's Summit

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Cloudy Dawn
At CFHT

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Hale Puhaku

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Hale Pukaku
at Night

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Star Trails Over
Hale Pukaku

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Hale Pukaku
From Walkway

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Fisheye View of
Hale Puhaku

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Hawaii

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Fires of Pele
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Star Trails
Over Hawaii

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Molten Lava
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Hawaiian Sunset
with Palms

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MK88-902
Lava Meets
the Sea

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