This view, spanning about 180°, shows all of the observatories on Mauna Kea as of August 2014. Keck I is using a laser guide star for high-resolution imaging of the galactic core.
From left to right,
|CSO||Caltech Submillimeter Observatory||10.4m|
|JCMT||James Clerk Maxwell Telescope||15m|
|SMA||Submillimeter Array||8 x 6m|
|Keck Observatories||2 x 10m, segmented|
|IRTF||NASA Infrared Telescope Facility||3m|
|Gemini North Telescope||8.2m|
|UH88||University of Hawaii 88" Telescope||2.2m|
|UKIRT||United Kingdom Infrared Telescope||3.8m|
|UH Hilo Educational Telescope||0.6m|
Despite the presence of some clouds near the horizon, the clarity of the air is shown by the fact that the Milky Way is clearly visible despite the presence of a 1st quarter moon, hidden behind the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory building.