The 20" CDK is a revolutionary new 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.
The PlaneWave CDK 20 is available in various types of mirror material. Standard mirror material is borosilicate. The telescope is also available in fused silica optics, Ritchey-Chrétien (RC) optics and infrared optimized.