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Built with the world-renowned foundation of the PW-1000 1 Meter Telescope, PlaneWave combines this revolutionary optical system with the innovative and revered L-Series Direct Drive mount, creating a higher standard in observatory setups.
The PlaneWave 1 Meter CDK Telescope has a dual truss design complete with Nasmyth focus ports and cooling fans for both the back of the primary mirror and for the front of the mirror. Featuring an immensely impressive focal ratio of f/6, the PlaneWave PW1000 covers a 100 mm field of view without any field curvature, off-axis coma, or astigmatism. This observatory-class system weighs in at 2600 lbs and comes standard with a backplate retaining ring ready to accept the focuser of your choice.
L-Series Mount Features:
- Direct-drive motors on each axis for smooth, fast, and virtually silent movement of the telescope
- Slew speeds up to 50 degrees per second
- High-resolution encoders on each axis for precise positioning
- Zero backlash
- Zero periodic error
- PointXP mount modeling software
- Enclosed electronics
The L-Series mount combines versatility, simplicity, and affordability by combining all the technology of our Observatory class telescopes into a compact stand-alone mount. In its Alt/Az configuration, it is considerably more compact than its German equatorial counterpart, allowing a larger telescope to fit in a smaller enclosure. Unlike German Equatorial mounts, there are no meridian flips to deal with, and no large protruding counterweights to create a dangerous hazard in a public observatory. Alt/Az is more intuitive to use and no polar alignment is needed. Besides, it is the way the pros do it!
PlaneWave PW1000 Main Features: