Mauna Kea, Hawaii
The Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) is a non-profit organization that operates a world class 3.6 meter telescope atop Mauna Kea, a dormant Hawaiian volcano rising 4,200 meters above the Pacific Ocean. The Observatory headquarters are located in Waimea (Kamuela), where CFHT has been part of the community since 1977. The CFHT team of some 50 people includes engineers, technicians, astronomers, and administrators.
|Aperture: 3.6 meters||Latitude: 19.825345|
|First light: 1979||Longitude: -155.469548|
|Elevation: 4200 meters|