The dome of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope

The dome of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope

R118/0176 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 47.5MB

Downloadable file size: 2.3MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: DR FRED ESPENAK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: The dome of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) silhouetted against star trails centred on the Polaris star (left). CFHT became operative in 1979 and is situated on the top (4200m) of the dormant volcano Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The main mirror has a diameter of 3.6m and observations are made in the optical and near infrared wavelengths. Mauna Kea is one of the best sites in the world for astronomical observations and hosts many other major telescopes.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: astronomy, astrophysics, canada-france-hawaii telescope, cfht, cfht telescope, hawai'i, hawaii, mauna kea, optical telescope, telescope on mauna kea, usa

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.