PlaneWave DeltaRho 500

DeltaRho 500 Astrograph: Newest Telescope from PlaneWave Instruments


April 12, 2023, ADRIAN, MICHIGAN–PlaneWave Instruments, a leading manufacturer of telescopes and astronomical instruments, is excited to announce the release of the DeltaRho 500 astrograph telescope. This new addition to PlaneWave’s product lineup is designed for uncompromising performance with a fast, wide- field optical system.

The DeltaRho 500 f/3 system features a 508 mm aperture and a 1537 mm focal length, making it an ideal choice for observing deep space objects and capturing high-resolution images. The telescope can be equipped with PlaneWave’s innovative Direct Drive L-500 Mount, which provides fast and precise pointing with zero backlash.

“The new DeltaRho 500 represents the latest in telescope technology and is engineered to help combat the challenges of Space Domain Awareness (SDA), astronomical research surveys, and demanding astrophotography for the astronomy community,” said Richard Hedrick, chief executive officer of PlaneWave Instruments.

The DeltaRho 500 comes with a line of optional accessories, such as the Series-5XL focuser and the Series-5 image de-rotator that can be operated using PlaneWave’s advanced software suite, which includes the popular PlaneWave Interface 4 (PWI4) and PWI Telescope Control software.

“We’re confident that the DeltaRho 500 will be a game-changer in the astronomy community,” added Hedrick. “We believe that the combination of performance, user-friendly features, and affordability will make it a popular choice for astronomers of all levels.”

PlaneWave Instruments brings its unique brand of craftsmanship to amateur and professional astronomers with a full line of telescopes and related products which withstand the test of real-world (and out-of-this-world) usage. PlaneWave Instruments has manufactured world-class telescopes and observatory systems for over a decade, equipping observatories for NASA, Harvard University, CalTech, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the Smithsonian Institution, and more.


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