PlaneWave Instruments


 

Planewave Instruments are known for their technically advanced Corrected Dall-Kirkham telescopes.  They are committed to provide observatory-class products for serious astronomers at an exceptional value.
 
Planewave Instrument’s designed and developed the CDK Optical design that excels at imaging on large format CCD cameras while remaining an outstanding instrument for visual use.  They have several models of their CDK Optical Assembly.  The Planewave 12.5 inch CDK Optical Assembly, the 17 inch CDK Optical Tube Assembly, and the Planewave 20 inch CDK Optical Tube Assembly cove a 52mm field image.   The largest Planewave CDK Optical Tube Assembly, the 24-inch CDK Optical Tube Assembly covers 70mm fields of view.  Planewave’s Infrared Dall-Kirkham Optical Tube Assembly is designed with coatings that are optimized to transmit in infrared wavelengths.  It is ideal for infrared astronomy or LIDAR applications.  

Planewave also manufactures a 0.7m CDK7000 Telescope System.  It is a fully automated observatory class telescope.  This Alt-Az telescope system pinpoints stars out to a 70mm image circle. It has direct drive motors on each axis and Hi Res Encoder on each axis.
 
Telescope mounts are another product that Planewave Instrument produces.  The Ascension 200HR German Equatorial Mount is excellent for both permanent observatories and portable applications. This telescope mount can take up to a 275-pound payload.  The Planewave Mathis Instruments Fork Mount uses high-quality Swiss DC servomotors, this microprocessor-controlled drive system provides smooth tracking to an accuracy of 0.05 arc seconds per step.  
 
Planewave offers a vast range of imaging accessories, visual accessories and other necessary accessories.  Planwave Instrument’s accessories, like the rest of their products are made with the superb quality.
  

 

 


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