Planetary Transit Study Telescope (PTST)

Planetary Transit Study Telescope (PTST) – Mallorca, Spain In 2011 a CDK24 was installed for the University of Hamburg  for the purpose of follow-up studies of the transit of the exoplanet star Qatar-1.The main goal was to better constrain the system’s orbital and physical parameters and to analyze the plausibility of transit timing variations. The […]

posted October 25, 2013

Prescott Observatory

Prescott Observatory  was built by Paul G. Comba and is now owned and operated by Matt Francis. The observatory is located south of Prescott,  Arizona, and is dedicated to the study of cosmology. Refurbished in 2011, the observatory houses a PlaneWave CDK 24 inch telescope with two Takahashi wide field refractors in the dome. It […]

posted October 25, 2013

Rory Sweet Observatory

Owned by Rory Sweet and designed by award-winning architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, the Observatory houses a CDK20”.  Located on the 12,000 acre Waterberg reserve, guests can explore the African skies with the computer automated 20 inch Planewave CDK telescope. Beneath the dome is an double-story library, which can only be described as an […]

posted August 15, 2013

Long Mountain Observatory

Montgomery Bell Academy’s Long Mountain Observatory near McMinnville, TN was completed in 2011. The observatory is equipped with a PlaneWave CDK 24 telescope and integrated rotating focuser on a PlaneWave Ascension 200HR mount. The telescope is equipped with an SBIG STL 11000M camera with Astrodon filters to permit RGB and narrow band imaging as well […]

posted April 5, 2013

University of Louisville

CDK700 in Queensland, Australia The CDK700 is a 27-inch, state-of-the-art, corrected Dall Kirkham telescope. On a Nasmyth mounting with precision encoders, it can point anywhere in the sky within a few seconds, to a precision of a few seconds of arc. The telescope has two focal positions. One is for imaging and photometry with a 4096×4096 […]

posted February 1, 2013

Exoplanet Research at Long Mountain Observatory

  Montgomery Bell Academy’s Long Mountain Observatory near McMinnville, TN was completed in 2011. The observatory is equipped with a PlaneWave CDK 24 telescope and integrated rotating focuser on a PlaneWave Ascension 200HR mount. The telescope supports a  SBIG STL 11000M camera with Astrodon L-R-G-B-Ha-V-Rc-Ic filters to permit RGB and narrow band imaging as well […]

posted January 28, 2013

Georgia College

 PlaneWave Instruments 24-inch CDK Faraway galaxies, stars and planets come to life through the view of a new 24-inch research telescope atop Georgia College’s Herty Hall. As powerful as many telescopes along the East Coast, the 300-pound telescope can zoom to planets and deep-sky objects like star clusters and cosmic clouds. The high-powered telescope gathers […]

posted January 28, 2013

California State University San Bernardino

PlaneWave Instruments 17-inch CDK Twin 46-foot high domes house two telescopes in the Pauline and George Murillo Observatory which opened in November of 2011. The university hopes to partner with Inland Empire schools so that students will be able to view the sun, moon and stars from their own backyards. “This extends to the people […]

posted January 28, 2013

Wheaton College

PlaneWave Instruments 24-inch CDK “Real-time digital images from the telescope can be streamed down to an astronomy classroom on the third level for comfortable viewing”. The observatory crowning Wheaton College’s new science center houses a state-of-the-art PlaneWave Instruments CDK24 telescope, with a 24-inch diameter primary mirror and a Corrected Dall-Kirkham design to maximize image clarity […]

posted January 23, 2013