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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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PlaneWave Introduces Cutting-Edge T-600 Gimbal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PlaneWave Instruments is pleased to introduce the T-600 Series Gimbal. Designed to operate in Alt/Az, equatorial, and Alt/Alt configurations, this high-performance direct-drive gimbal will set a new standard for value and capability. Meant for applications with the most demanding requirements, it is the next generation of PlaneWave’s stand-alone gimbals.  “The T-Series was […]

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PlaneWave to Host Campus Open House and Science Expo

PlaneWave Instruments, global leader in the design and manufacture of high-tech observatory-class telescopes, is excited to announce its first Science Expo. Coupled with a campus open house, the event will take place on October 1-2, 2022, from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, at PlaneWave’s headquarters in Adrian, MI. The Expo will feature a variety of […]

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PlaneWave Instruments’ RC700 Installed at NASA

In November 2021, our RC700 was installed at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland where the system will be used to demonstrate laser communication technology for future spaceflight missions. “We couldn’t be more thrilled that the RC700 will be used in NASA’s laser communication project,” said PlaneWave’s Technical Services Manager, Matt Dieterich. “The opportunity […]

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PlaneWave Instruments Announces Partnership with Hart Scientific Consulting International

Launching a New Generation of Discovery: PlaneWave Instruments Announces Partnership with Hart Scientific Consulting International PlaneWave Instruments and Hart Scientific Consulting International (HartSCI) have announced their new partnership to offer the world’s first commercially pre-integrated adaptive optics solution. PlaneWave Instruments manufactures world-class telescopes and observatory systems, but advanced applications within astronomical research, laser communications, and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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