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, rural
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 (808) 398-6933.
Alaskan Sun pillar, Canon 5D,
`/2500 sec., May 19, 9:01 p.m.,
Last updated on August 17, 2013.
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