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PlaneWave CDK600 .6 Meter Telescope System
Based on the technology of the PW-1000 (1-meter) Observatory telescope, PlaneWave has combined its revolutionary optical systems with its brand new innovative L-Series direct drive mount that sets a new standard for small observatory telescopes.
he CDK24, 24 inch (0.61 m) f/6.5 Corrected Dall-Kirkham Astrograph telescope has a dual truss design, with 3 cooling fans for the back of the primary mirror and 4 fans for the front surface of the primary mirror. The CDK24 covers a 70 mm field of view without any field curvature, off-axis coma, or astigmatism. The instrument weight is 240 lbs (109 kg) and comes standard with a back plate retaining ring ready to accept the focuser of your choice.
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!
L-Series Mounts 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
- Through the mount cabling
Designed and Manufactured in the U.S.A
CDK-600 Package – Save $3,500!
|240130Q||CDK-600 (CDK24Q / L-600)||$80,000|
|600180||IRF90 Rotating Focuser||$ 4,500|
|240901||EFA, Focuser Accessory Control||$ 1,000|
|Aperture||610 mm (24")|
|Camera/Eyepiece Connection||PlaneWave Blot Pattern|
|Corrected Image Circle||85mm|
|Dawes Limit||0.19 arcseconds|
|Drive Type||Flux Torque Motors|
|Encoder Resolution||0.069 arcsecond resolution|
|Focal Length||3962 mm|
|Glass Type||Fused Silica|
|Instrument Capacity||300 lbs|
|Latitude Range||0 to 90 Degrees|
|Light Gathering Power||7594x|
|Optical Design||Corrected Dall Kirkham|
|Pointing Accuracy||10 Arcseconds|
|Mount Head Weight||338lbs|
|RMS Spot Size||6 microns|
|Telescope Connection||Not Included|
|Tracking Accuracy||0.3 Arcseconds|
|Tube Weight||889 lbs|
CDK 24" wtih L-600 Mount
This is a great telescope and the service was great! We ordered ours in February, 2018 and received it in September, 2018. Our order included installation, which I strong recommend!! I have been taking test images with this system since late September and have been more than happy with the results. For the price, this is hard to beat!! The L-600 mount is great with the direct drive system. NO GEARS, NO BACKLASH!! We are imaging with the SBIG STX-16803 camera with filter wheel and AOX.