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.
Capturing the most stunning astrophotographs possible is something our team is passionate about. From design to manufacture, our goal with the Corrected Dall-Kirkham (CDK) 20″ telescope was centered around performance and ease of use. The CDK20 is an incredible breakthrough in telescope technology and produces no off-axis coma and no off-axis astigmatism. Additionally, the CDK20 provides a perfectly flat field so your astrophotographs will have stunning clarity from corner to corner of the image without field curvature degrading the photos. Offering the simplicity of single-mirror collimation, the stray light control of advanced baffles, structural performance created through finite element analysis (FEA), and decades of telescope design experience, the CDK20 is an exceptional diffraction-limited telescope. CDK20 users can experience pinpoint stars edge-to-edge and a 45 x 45 arcminute field of view when using large 16803 size camera sensors. When equipment fades into the background and simply performs, the astrophotography experience becomes even more fun and rewarding!
The telescope is also available in Ritchey-Chrétien (RC) optics and infrared optimized.
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