Software Technologies


The direct-drive motors in PlaneWave’s L-Series mounts provide unparalleled tracking accuracy at both low and high velocities, all while running virtually silently. To streamline the setup of your direct-drive mount and to ensure optimal movement from your mount, PlaneWave has developed AutoTuner.

This video illustrates how to use AutoTuner to set up and optimize the performance of your L-Series mount.

PlaneWave Interface Software

PlaneWave Software On a PC LaptopBehind every great telescope and mount lies a great control program that keeps everything running in Sync. PlaneWave Interface (PWI3) is the one software you will need to monitor and control you CDK inside and out.

PWI3 gives you remote control of you Hedrick focuser, rotating focuser (IRF90), onboard fans and internal dew heaters (optional Delta-T) as well as continually monitoring internal and external temperature sensors.

Now you can focus your focuser, rotate your instrumentation to find a guide star, set your dew heater to turn on at the desired temperature, all from the comfort of your observatory control room.

No matter if your telescope is in your backyard or being controlled remotely from 1,000 miles away, PWI3 will keep you in control.