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

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

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

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

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

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