Based on the technology of our PW-1000 (1-meter) Observatory telescope, PlaneWave combines its revolutionary optical systems with its brand new innovative L-Series direct drive mount that sets a new standard for small observatory telescopes.
The 20" CDK is a telescope optical system that is designed to excel at imaging on large format CCD cameras while remaining an excellent instrument for visual use.
One of the unique features of the CDK design is its ease of collimation and achievable centering tolerance for a telescope of its class. This assures the user will get the best possible performance out of the telescope. The end result is a telescope which is free from off-axis coma, off-axis astigmatism, and curvature of field, yielding a perfectly flat field all the way out to the edge of a 52mm image circle.
PlaneWave CDK500 Telescope System f/6.8 with Fused Silica Optics
incl. a CDK20 Astrograph and L-500 Mount