Keck Observatory: Cosmic Photos from Hawaii's Mauna Kea

Keck I Primary Mirror

W. M. Keck Observatory

Primary mirror of the Keck I telescope.

Neptune and Its Moon Triton

Mike Brown/Caltech

This shot, taken in infrared light using the adaptive optics system at Hawaii's Keck Observatory, shows Neptune and its moon Triton (lower right).

Keck Mirror Assembly

Andrew Cooper/W. M. Keck Observatory

A shot of the primary mirror of the Keck II telescope. For scale, note the railings around the large steel platform.

Domes from the Air

W. M. Keck Observatory

The two Keck telescope domes are seen from the air.

Telescopes on Mauna Kea

Joey Stein/W. M. Keck Observatory

A bird's eye view of the telescopes on Mauna Kea.

Keck Telescope Interior

W. M. Keck Observatory

Interior of a Keck telescope.

Keck II Telescope Image of Asteroid 2005 YU55

William Merline, SWRI/W.M. Keck Observatory

This first infrared image of asteroid 2005 YU55 was captured by the Keck II telescope.

Telescopes on Top of Mauna Kea

Joey Stein/W. M. Keck Observatory

An aerial view of all the telescopes on top of Mauna Kea.

View from the Ridge

Pablo McLoud/W. M. Keck Observatory

The twin Kecks, Subaru and IRTF seen from the eastern ridge.

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