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Mauna Kea
02 Aug. 2014

Mauna Kea Observatories (small)

This view, shot from near the original University of Hawaii 88" telescope not long after sunset, spans 360° and shows nearly all of the observatories on Mauna Kea as of August 2014. Despite a 1st quarter moon, Keck II can be seen using a laser guide star for high-resolution imaging of the galactic core. The apparently curved path of the laser is due to the distorted view of the flat panorama.

See also: Large Panoramic View and an Interactive 360° view. Note: Due to the large file size, the interactive panorama is not recommended for cell phone connections.

From left to right, the observatories pictured are: UH88 - University of Hawaii 88" Telescope, UKIRT - United Kingdom Infrared Telescope, CSO - Caltech Submillimeter Observatory, JCMT - James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, SMA - Submillimeter Array, Subaru Observatory, Keck Observatories, IRTF - NASA Infrared Telescope Facility, CFHT - Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, Gemini North Telescope. Not visible: UH Hilo Educational Telescope.