Made right here in the USA, PlaneWave Instruments is committed to providing the highest quality observatory-class products for astronomers. PlaneWave Instruments was 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 PlaneWave product is manufactured in the USA and held to extremely high-quality control standards.
Founded in 2006, PlaneWave Instruments is committed to providing observatory-class products for serious astronomers at an unprecedented value. Developed by PlaneWave, 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 Instruments doesn't stop providing the best quality available when their list of telescopes comes to an end. They 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 PlaneWave mount is manufactured entirely in the USA.
PlaneWave also provides all the accessories needed to put their top notch telescopes and mounts to the best of use. Adapters, focusers, control devices, you name it PlaneWave provides it for their telescopes and mounts with the primary goal of your ease and imaging results. As always, PlaneWave Instruments produces only the highest quality of products when manufacturing accessories for use with their telescopes and mounts, making it a cinch to put together the finest imaging system available on the open market. Just like their telescopes and mounts, every PlaneWave accessory is manufactured entirely in the USA.