Technologies

Optical Design

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The goal of the design is to make an affordable astrographic telescope with a large enough imaging plane to take advantage of the large format CCD cameras of today.

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Optical Manufacturing and Testing

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At PlaneWave Instruments, we take pride in the excellent optical quality of our telescopes. Each optical component of our systems goes through an extensive process of figuring, testing and inspection to guarantee excellent performance from every telescope we produce.

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Mechanical Design

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The PlaneWave management team has decades of experience in the astronomy and manufacturing industries and has a proven track record of delivering products on time and on budget.

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Direct Drive Motors

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We manufacture our own direct-drive motors for each mount and gimbals to provide high precision tracking and pointing accuracy for demanding client applications all over the world.

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Software Technologies

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Behind every great telescope and mount lies a great control program that keeps everything running in Sync.

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