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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.
Portable Rolling Pier
L-500 Direct-Drive Mount
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Optical Testing at PlaneWave
Optical Testing at PlaneWave At PlaneWave, our observatory system testing is more rigorous, thorough, and intentional than any of our competitors. When we set out to create the perfect telescope, we found the testing processes, systems, and software that existed did not meet our high standards. PlaneWave has continually developed and refined our testing methods, […]
Hard Labor Creek Observatory
An Update from Georgia State University In March 2022, the PlaneWave installation team embarked on a mission to integrate the CDK700‘s revolutionary optical design and innovative direct-drive mount technology at Georgia State University. This upgrade amplified cutting-edge research, astrophotography, and visual observation not only for the university’s students and faculty but also for the broader […]
PlaneWave and Sea West Selected by Mynaric for Space Development Agency’s Optical Ground Station Program
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Adrian, MI, January 4, 2024 – PlaneWave Instruments and Sea West Observatories are proud to announce their collaboration with Mynaric in the design and development of a laser communications optical ground station for the Space Development Agency (SDA). As part of the US Department of Defense, SDA is developing the Proliferated Warfighter […]