Planewave L-600 Direct Drive Mount


  • Weight Capacity: 300lbs
  • Slew Speed Range: 15 degrees per second to 50 degrees per second
  • Power Requirement: 120 VAC at 15 AMPS
  • Perfect mount for a CDK 24, or any similar size heavy duty telescope
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  • Regular price $29,000.00

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Planewave L-600 Direct Drive Mount

Impeccable Design

The PlaneWave L-600 Direct Drive Mount is a massive fork arm mount designed specifically for using some of the biggest PlaneWave optical tubes. With a payload over 300 lbs., this mount will easily hold any 24-inch or smaller optical tube. You can even set up the L-600 to hold two 17-inch telescopes in tandem!

PlaneWave L-600 Observatory

The L-600, like the L-500, uses dual-axis direct drive motors that have been designed and manufactured entirely by PlaneWave. Both motors have On-Axis encoders that have 18 million counts at .072 arc seconds per tick. This ensures that the mount will have sub-arcsecond tracking accuracy over a five minute period and will have a pointing accuracy less than 10 arcseconds with a pointing precision of 2 arcseconds. With this mount, you will be able to take long exposures unguided with very long focal length telescope.

The required power to operate the L600 direct drive mount is 120 VAC at 15 AMPS, and all of the cablings are internal. You can run cables through the mount, and in doing so avoid much of the hassle that used to be inherent to high level motorized and electronic mounts.


Head DesignAltitude—Azimuth
Instrument Capacity300 lbs
Latitude Range0 to 90 degrees
Mount DesignHybrid Alt Az/EQ
Mount ElectronicsComputerized GoTo
Mount TypeSingle Arm Fork
Weight Capacity300 lbs.


  • L600 Direct Drive Mount Body
  • Dual Axis Motors
  • On Axis Encoders
  • Fully Internal Cabling
  • PlaneWave Interface 4 (PWI4) Control Software with integrated PointXP mount modeling software
  • Azimuth and Altitude Encoders