*Click images for larger views *Images update every 15 minutes

  • North Camera

    Current image looking at north sky and Mauna Kea.
  • Southwest Camera

    Current image looking at southwest sky and NDSC building.
  • Deck Camera

    Sun deck of NDSC facing east. The ESRL solar tracker is in the middle, University of Denver building to the lower right.
  • Kona Camera

    Image facing west, toward Kona, with MLO high tower in foreground.
  • Gate Camera

    Current image looking at the access gate to the observatory.
  • Mauna Kea camera

    Current image looking at south sky and Mauna Loa mountain. Camera is located in the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory's Submillimeter Array on Mauna Kea
  • Tower Camera

    Current image looking at observatory from high tower.
  • See the South Pole!

    Here is a live image from our sister station at the South Pole. (Amundsen-Scott station)

*Click on this Mauna Kea Cam link to see various images from the Mauna Kea Observatories