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.
T-600 Direct-Drive Gimbal
RC700 (f/12) Ritchey-Chrétien Observatory System
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DeltaRho 500 Astrograph: Newest Telescope from PlaneWave Instruments
DeltaRho 500 Astrograph: Newest Telescope from PlaneWave Instruments FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 […]
PW1000 Observatory System Named 2022 Coolest Thing Made In Michigan
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE As one of the nation’s largest centers for manufacturing, the state of Michigan has been a leader in innovation since Henry Ford began rolling cars off the line in the early 1900s. To highlight the continued innovations of manufacturers, the Michigan Manufacturers Association created the Coolest Thing Made in Michigan contest in […]
Baader Planetarium’s First Light: DeltaRho 350
by Christoph Kaltseis I had the chance to test the DeltaRho 350 f/3 Astrograph (DR350) with the serial number 0003 – all in all this solution is absolutely remote capable! You can read my first impressions and experiences here: Setup and installation The unit is very well made and in combination with PlaneWave’s focuser and de-rotator, it […]