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Haleakala Observatory, Haleakala National Park, Maui, Hawaii | by Ken Lund
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Haleakala Observatory, Haleakala National Park, Maui, Hawaii

The Haleakala High Altitude Observatory site, on the Island of Maui is the site of Hawaii's first astronomical research observatory. At 10,000 feet (3,000 m) elevation, Haleakala is above one third of the Earth's atmosphere. "Seeing" conditions on Haleakala can be as good as on Mauna Kea, a site recognized to have one of the best astronomical conditions for ground-based observatories.

 

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Taken on December 25, 2003