CDK 700 at Thacher School

The Thacher School, a coeducational boarding high school perched at the foot of the Topa Topa Mountains in Ojai, California. Here, students encounter a combination they won’t find anywhere else: demanding academics, tough character-building challenges and a healthy, authentic community culture that supports them every step of the way. It’s how Thacher succeeds in shaping […]

posted December 16, 2016

Great Basin Observatory

  The Great Basin Observatory is a collaborative effort of Great Basin National Park; the Great Basin National Park Foundation; and four partner universities: University of Nevada, Reno; Western Nevada College in Carson City; Southern Utah University in Cedar City; and Concordia University in Irvine, CA. These partners have joined together in order to build […]

posted December 16, 2016

CDK700 at Simon Fraser University

The Trottier Observatory and Science Courtyard is an integral part of the Trottier Studio for Innovative Science Education. Both facilities are uniquely dedicated to bringing science education and astronomy to children, youth and the general public. Nestled within the heart of the Burnaby campus, the Trottier Observatory is the flagship facility in the Faculty of […]

posted August 5, 2016

NARIT in Thailand installs CDK700 at SRO

NARIT is responsible for research in Astronomy and Astrophysics in Thailand. NARIT has been in the process of setting up a network of robotic telescopes worldwide at some of the best locations available. These include  PlaneWave CDK24 or CDK700  telescopes at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, Gaomeigu Observatory in People’s Republic of China,  Sierra […]

posted May 27, 2016

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 […]

posted June 11, 2015

CDK17 at Ole Miss

The Kennon Observatory on the campus of the University of Mississippi was constructed in 1939 and consists of two copper-roofed domes. The smaller dome currently houses a seventeen-inch f/6.8 Plane Wave, Corrected Dall-Kirkham (CDK) reflector telescope (purchased through the Ole Miss Astronomy Legacy Project) with an SBIG ST10  CCD camera with an AO-7 adaptive optics.

posted January 23, 2015

Cranbrook Institute of Science in Michigan

A remote controllable 20-inch CDK research grade system will be partnered with a 6-inch Takahashi refractor and a Lunt solar telescope for better viewing capabilities and even live observation of the sun. The CDK20 sits atop a Planewave A200 German Equatorial mount making the telescope fully remote and controllable from a PC. In addition, high […]

posted January 23, 2015

iTelescope.net

Planewave Telescopes on the iTelescope Network The 0.7 meter Corrected Dall-Kirkham Astrograph by Planewave and will be the largest system we offer in the Southern Hemisphere, as well as the largest system on the iTelescope network.  The Planewave CDK 700 is a masterpiece of engineering, containing not only the largest mirror on the iTelescope Network, but also […]

posted August 15, 2014

Modesto College

CDK700 at Modesto College The roof of the Science Community Center will be an observation platform for astronomy lab courses and public viewing. Student imaging will be done with a 12-inch PlaneWave Corrected Dall Kirkham telescope. The observatory will be accessed from the roof and will house a PlaneWave CDK 700, a wonderful 28-inch telescope designed for imaging and public viewing. TheCDK […]

posted August 14, 2014

Exo-planet Search at CalTech

Minerva will be an array of PlaneWave CDK700 telescopes outfitted for both photometry and high-resolution spectroscopy. It will be the first U.S. observatory dedicated to exoplanetary science capable of both precise radial velocimetry and transit studies. The multi-telescope concept will be implemented to either observe separate targets or a single target with a larger effective aperture. […]

posted January 22, 2014