Mauna Kea Observatory Summit and the Milky Way with the Island of Maui. 2-03-17
Mauna Kea Observatory Summit at 13,796 ft with the Island of Maui about 80 miles. The Full Moon hinders astrophotography. There are currently thirteen working telescopes near the summit of Mauna Kea. Nine of them are for optical and infrared astronomy, three of them are for submillimeter wavelength astronomy and one is for radio astronomy. They include the largest optical/infrared telescopes in the world (the Keck telescopes), the largest dedicated infrared telescope (UKIRT) and the largest submillimeter telescope in the world (the JCMT). From left to right is Caltech Submillimeter Observatory, James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, Submillimeter Array, Subaru Telescope, W. M. Keck Observatory and the NASA Infared Telescope Facility.