About PlaneWave Instruments
PlaneWave Instruments is committed to providing observatory-class products for serious astronomers at an unprecedented value. Developed by PlaneWave, the CDK (Corrected Dall-Kirkham) is a revolutionary telescope optical system that was designed to excel at imaging on large format cameras while remaining an excellent instrument for visual use. Created to meet the demands of both the serious imager and visual observer, the CDK is offered at an unprecedented value for a telescope of this quality and aperture.
PlaneWave Installs CDK700 for Georgia State University
Georgia State University’s Hard Labor Creek Observatory has upgraded from a 20-inch telescope to a PlaneWave CDK700 that will provide students, professional astronomers, and the public with a world-class observatory system. In March 2022, the PlaneWave installation team set off to bring the CDK700’s revolutionary optical design and innovative direct-drive mount technology to enhance the […]
The Pursuit of the Perfect Telescope
When PlaneWave’s CEO, Richard Hedrick, was working towards a degree in physics at El Camino College in 1990, he didn’t know attending a talk by El Camino astronomy professor and professional astronomer Perry Hacking would change the course of his life forever. During his independent study under Dr. Hacking, Richard discovered a passion for astronomy […]
PlaneWave Installs First High School Observatory in Hawaii
Aloha Astrophotography On the shores of Waipahu, Hawaii, a PlaneWave CDK400 observatory system now rests atop a high school building overlooking Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu. As the first telescope installed at a high school in Hawaii, the PlaneWave team was honored to be a part of the school’s historic installation which will […]