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Optical Tube Assemblies

Optical tube assemblies, commonly abbreviated by astronomers as OTAs are simply the tube of the telescope where the optics are internally located. OTAs can be helpful in a situation in which an observer has a compatible mount and doesn't want to buy a whole new telescope with a mount included. Optical Tube Assemblies can come in the form of Maksutov-Cassegrain, Astrographs, Reflectors, Refractors, Schmidt-Cassegrains and many others! With the right mounting connections and range of mount and tripod payload, OTAs are a great choice for changing optical type without changing the mount.

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  1. 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

  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
    $32,500.00

  3. PlaneWave - Infrared Dall-Kirkham Optical Tube Assembly 17"

    PlaneWave - Infrared Dall-Kirkham Optical Tube Assembly 17"

    This is a Dall-Kirkham optical design with coatings that are optimized to transmit in infrared wavelengths.  It is diffraction limited across a 20mm image circle at the focal plane.

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    Model#: IR DK17
    $24,000.00

  4. 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

  5. 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
    $22,000.00

  6. PlaneWave - Infrared Dall-Kirkham Optical Tube Assembly 20"

    PlaneWave - Infrared Dall-Kirkham Optical Tube Assembly 20"

    This is a Dall-Kirkham optical design with coatings that are optimized to transmit in infrared wavelengths.  It is diffraction limited across a 20mm image circle at the focal plane.

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    Model#: IR DK20
    $35,000.00

  7. 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

  8. PlaneWave - Infrared Dall-Kirkham Optical Tube Assembly 12.5"

    PlaneWave - Infrared Dall-Kirkham Optical Tube Assembly 12.5"

    This is a Dall-Kirkham optical design with coatings that are optimized to transmit in infrared wavelengths.  It is diffraction limited across a 20mm image circle at the focal plane.

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    Model#: IR DK12.5
    $13,800.00

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