Planewave - CDK400 .4 Meter Telescope System

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The PlaneWave Instruments CDK17 is a 17 inch (0.43 m) f/6.8 Corrected Dall-Kirkham Astrograph telescope. The CDK17 has a dual carbon-fiber truss design, with 3 cooling fans ejecting air from the back of the telescope, and 4 fans blowing across the boundary layer of the mirror's surface. The CDK17 covers a 70 mm field of view without any field curvature, off-axis coma, or astigmatism. The instrument weight is 94 lbs (43 kg) and comes standard with a back plate retaining ring ready to accept the focuser of your choice.


SKU: PLA-170130
Manufactured by:
PlaneWave Instruments
 

Product Description

The PlaneWave Instruments CDK17 is a 17 inch (0.43 m) f/6.8 Corrected Dall-Kirkham Astrograph telescope. The CDK17 has a dual carbon-fiber truss design, with 3 cooling fans ejecting air from the back of the telescope, and 4 fans blowing across the boundary layer of the mirror's surface. The CDK17 covers a 70 mm field of view without any field curvature, off-axis coma, or astigmatism. The instrument weight is 94 lbs (43 kg) and comes standard with a back plate retaining ring ready to accept the focuser of your choice.

The L-Series 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 equatorial counterpart, allowing a larger telescope to fit in a smaller enclosure. The mass it takes to make a rigid alt/az mount is substantially less, leading to cost savings. 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

Specifications

Name Planewave - CDK400 .4 Meter Telescope System
Manufacturer PlaneWave Instruments
Model PLA-170130
In The Box Included Items: 170130 - CDK-400 (CDK17 / L-500) 600180 - IRF90 Rotating Focuser 240901 - EFA, Focuser Accessory Control
Aperture 17 inch (432 mm)
Backfocus Distance 10.24 inch (260 mm)
Focal Length 2939 mm (115.71 inch)
Focal Ratio F/6.8
Latitude Range 0 to 90 degrees, Northern and Southern hemispheres
Mount Alt-Azimuth / Equatorial Direct Drive Mount
Power Requirements Accepts 120 VAC. Supplied with 12VDC 15A Regulated Power Adapter

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Included Items:

170130 - CDK-400 (CDK17 / L-500)
600180 - IRF90 Rotating Focuser
240901 - EFA, Focuser Accessory Control