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.
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.... Learn MoreModel#: 140101
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.... Learn MoreModel#: 170101
The new CDK optical design is the innovative solution for unsurpassed astroimaging quality at an affordable price.... Learn MoreModel#: 125101
PlaneWave Instruments now brings a fully automated observatory class telescope to the market in the CDK700, a 0.7 meter, Alt-Az telescope system.... Learn MoreModel#: 700101
The new CDK optical design is the innovative solution for unsurpassed astroimaging quality at an affordable price... Learn MoreModel#: 200101