mountain profile Institute for Astronomy University of Hawaii

University of Hawaii 2.2-meter telescope

 

Maintained by RJW

The University of Hawaii 2.2-meter telescope is located near the summit of Mauna Kea, on the Island of Hawaii. The 2.2-meter telescope was the first large telescope constructed on Mauna Kea. It went into operation in 1970, and its early successes showed the excellent image quality and observing conditions at the top of Mauna Kea.

General Information

Information of interest to the general public has been separated from technical information that is of more interest to users of the telescope:

Information for Observers

Astronomers who plan to use the University of Hawaii 2.2-meter telescope should familiarize themselves with the:

88-inch dome

Aerial photograph of the University of Hawaii 2.2-meter telescope.

Copyright 2005, Richard J. Wainscoat