Aerial view of the observatories at Mauna Kea

Aerial view of the observatories at Mauna Kea

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Caption: Mauna Kea observatories. Aerial view of the observatories on Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano in Hawaii, USA. The observatories on the ridge at centre left are (from left to right): the Canada- France-Hawaii Telescope; Gemini (under construct- ion); the 88-inch (253 cm) telescope; United Kingdom Infrared Telescope. The observatories on the ridge in the foreground are (from left to right): Infrared Telescope Facility; Keck I & II telescopes; Subaru (under construction). The James Clerk Maxwell observatory is at right. The 4205 metre summit of Mauna Kea is in the background at centre left. The first observatory on Mauna Kea was founded in 1967.

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Keywords: aerial view, astronomy, astrophysics, cfht, hawai'i, hawaii, irtf, james clerk maxwell telescope, keck observatory, mauna kea, observatories, observatory, optical telescope, subaru, usa

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