PlaneWave

About PlaneWave

Made right here in the USA, PlaneWave Instruments is committed to providing the highest quality observatory-class products for astronomers. Founded in 2006 by Richard Hedrick and Joseph Haberman, two former telescope engineers at Celestron. Getting a product like the CDK into the hands of serious imagers and amateur astronomers has been a shared vision of Hedrick and Haberman for many years- a vision that OPT is more than happy to assist by putting their top-notch observatory grade astronomy products in your hands. Every product is manufactured in the USA and held to extremely high-quality control standards.

About PlaneWave

Made right here in the USA, PlaneWave Instruments is committed to providing the highest quality observatory-class products for astronomers. Founded in 2006 by Richard Hedrick and Joseph Haberman, two former telescope engineers at Celestron. Getting a product like the CDK into the hands of serious imagers and amateur astronomers has been a shared vision of Hedrick and Haberman for many years- a vision that OPT is more than happy to assist by putting their top-notch observatory grade astronomy products in your hands. Every product is manufactured in the USA and held to extremely high-quality control standards.

PlaneWave Telescopes

The CDK (Corrected Dall-Kirkham) is a revolutionary new telescope optical system that was designed to excel at imaging on large format CCD cameras while remaining an excellent instrument for visual use. Created to meet the demands of both the serious imager and visual observer, the CDK is offered at an unprecedented value for a telescope of this quality and aperture. One advantage of the CDK design is its ease of collimation and achievable centering tolerance for a telescope of its class. This assures the user will get the best possible performance out of the telescope. The end result is a telescope which is free from off-axis coma, off-axis astigmatism, and curvature of field, yielding a perfectly flat field all the way out to the edge of the largest CCD sensors available today. Today PlaneWave makes a full line of CDK and Ritchey-Chrétien (RC) telescopes of the highest quality on the market.

PlaneWave Mounts

PlaneWave  also provide some of the best observatory class mounts in the industry for use with their telescopes, allowing you to build a top notch imaging system with a high-performance telescope and mount combination. Just like their telescopes, every mount is manufactured entirely in the USA.

PlaneWave Accessories

Just as specialized as their OTAs themselves, PlaneWave provides the necessary accessories you’ll need to get great results in your images with ease. Adapters, focusers, control devices, and more are available from this monumental company. Only the finest manufacturing goes into producing their accessories, with every detail being tailored with the same care as their scopes. Because of this attention to detail, assembly and use of these parts are made as easy as possible, eventually culminating into the finest imaging systems available on the market today.