Presenting personalized stargazing and astronomy tours from a private
observatory at Makakilo on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii. Experience unique
astronomical events with our state of the art observatory, telescopes and
binoculars. About 45-minute drive from Waikiki, the 1,100-ft elevation site
features a 12" diameter lens Maksutov Cassegrain computer comtrolled
telescope, several large format binoculars of up to 110 mm objective, and 80
mm refractor offering panaramic views of the night skies in a comfortable,
During clear nights, the site offers crisp views of the Milky Way, nebulas,
planets of our solar system, including Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, and the Moon.
Skies are routinely magnitude 5.5 at zenith and the clarity of Hawaiian skies
provide contrasty views of star clusters, multiple star systems, and gaseous
nebulae. Our Gallery offers examples of some of the astronomical objects
visible from our observatory telescopes and cameras. For a detail description
of the various services and tours offered by Astro Tours Hawaii, follow the tour
program links on the top of the page.
The observatory is located at the top of the Makakilo residential subdivision
overlooking pasture and preservations lands. Best way to arrive is by rental
car. Special rates are offered for transportation but must be booked one
month in advance and a deposit is required. For more info, please call Ray at
Comet Pan STARRS over Makakilo,
Hawaii, March 12, 2013, 400 mm
telephoto, Canon 5D Mark II
Last updated on April 15, 2013.
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resolution image (about 3.6 mB).