|Detail||：||As the sun sets, the shutters of the Subaru Telescope open, and scientists prepare for their observations of celestial objects through the night. This time-lapse photography shows changes in the night sky and later displays a laser beam emerging as a line of light projecting from the telescope. The laser creates an artificial guide star, which can be used with Subaru Telescope's adaptive optics system to correct for turbulence in the Earth's atmosphere that could blur images captured by the observing instrument. Please enjoy the pictures of the Subaru Telescope's appearance during a beautiful sunset at Mauna Kea's summit and the transition of its environment into the star-studded night sky.
Filming: Hideaki Fujiwara (Subaru Telescope), June 19, 2012 from 18:45 to 21:00 HST
Starting Observations at Subaru Telescope
June 19, 2012
Last updated: February 18, 2021