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  1. PlaneWave - 24" CDK Corrected Dall-Kirkham Astrograph Telescope Carbon Fiber Truss Telescope

    PlaneWave - 24" CDK Corrected Dall-Kirkham Astrograph Telescope Carbon Fiber Truss Telescope

    Introducing the PlaneWave Instruments CDK24, a 24 inch (0.61 m) f/6.8 Corrected Dall-Kirkham Astrograph telescope.

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    Model#: 240101
    $50,000.00

  2. PlaneWave 20" CDK Corrected Dall-Kirkham Carbon Fiber Truss Telescope

    PlaneWave - 20" CDK20 Corrected Dall-Kirkham Carbon Fiber Truss Telescope

    The new CDK optical design is the innovative solution for unsurpassed astroimaging quality at an affordable price

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    Model#: 200101
    We're offering the same deal as the CGE Pro. Save huge and get a free Night of Hands on Training at our Observatory plus 2.5% savings towards future accessories!
    $32,500.00

  3. PlaneWave 0.7m CDK Corrected Dall-Kirkham Telescope

    PlaneWave - 0.7m CDK Corrected Dall-Kirkham Telescope

    PlaneWave Instruments now brings a fully automated observatory class telescope to the market in the CDK700, a 0.7 meter, Alt-Az telescope system.

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    Model#: 700101
    $200,000.00

  4. PlaneWave 17" CDK Corrected Dall-Kirkham Carbon Fiber Truss Telescope

    PlaneWave - 17" CDK17 Corrected Dall-Kirkham Carbon Fiber Truss Telescope

    The latest member of the CDK family is the CDK17 New and Improved in 2013. The CDK optical design is the innovative solution for unsurpassed astro-imaging quality at an affordable price.

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    Model#: 170101
    We're offering the same deal as the CGE Pro. Save huge and get a free Night of Hands on Training at our Observatory plus 2.5% savings towards future accessories!
    $22,000.00

  5. PlaneWave 12.5" CDK Corrected Dall-Kirkham Carbon Fiber Telescope

    PlaneWave - 12.5" CDK12.5 Corrected Dall-Kirkham Carbon Fiber Telescope

    The new CDK optical design is the innovative solution for unsurpassed astroimaging quality at an affordable price.

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    Model#: 125101
    $12,000.00

  6. PlaneWave 14" CDK Corrected Dall-Kirkham Carbon Fiber Telescope

    PlaneWave - 14" CDK Corrected Dall-Kirkham Carbon Fiber Telescope

    The PlaneWave Instruments CDK14 is a 14 inch (0.36 m) f/7.2 Corrected Dall-Kirkham Astrograph telescope. The CDK14 covers a 70 mm field of view without any field curvature, off-axis coma, or astigmatism.

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    Model#: 140101
    $15,000.00

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The CDK telescope is a brand new optical design invented by Dave Rowe. The goal of the design is to make an affordable astrographic telescope with a large enough imaging plane to take advantage of the large format CCD cameras of today. Most telescope images degrade as you move off-axis from either coma, off-axis astigmatism, or field curvature. The CDK design suffers from none of these problems. The CDK is coma free, has no off-axis astigmatism, and has a flat field. The design is a simple and elegant solution to the problems posed above. The CDK consists of three components: an ellipsoidal primary mirror, a spherical secondary mirror and a lens group. All these components are optimized to work in concert in order to create superb pinpoint stars across the entire 42mm image plane.