PlaneWave at Sierra Remote Observatory

PlaneWave recently installed a new CDK24 at Sierra-Remote Observatories where we shot a publicity video that can be viewed from the Video section of our web site.

The Sierra Nevada Mountains of central California offer a superb location for remote imaging. The atmospheric conditions allow the seeing to hover around an incredible 1 arc-second for the majority of the time. SRO is a popular location where many PlaneWave customer house their telescopes for remote access and observing. At 4,610 feet, the site is above the fog and thermal inversion layer that hangs over most parts of California. The site is not too high as to interfere with access in the Winter. “Sierra Remote” is located on top of Bald Mountain and is about an hour’s drive from Fresno Yosemite International airport.

Aerial View showing roll-off with many PlaneWave CDK Telescopes

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