For many years, our PlaneWave team has dreamed about creating a perfect telescope for widefield imaging. In 2021, PlaneWave Instruments are writing a new chapter in their pursuit of continued innovation and we are excited to introduce our game changing Delta Rho 350 telescope. This f/3 Cassegrain focus telescope has an aperture of 350mm and provides a 1,050mm focal length for capturing stunning deep sky astrophotography. With a beautifully baffled 60mm corrected image circle, the Delta Rho 350 is sure to take your astrophotography to greater heights when imaging with large camera sensors without the limitations of prime focus devices. The 80mm backfocus after the focuser allows a variety of cameras, filter wheels, etc. to be attached to the back of the telescope.
Worried about operating fast systems due to image plane tilt? Need not to worry, the Delta Rho’s primary mirror is fixed in place like the CDKs. This makes adjustment very easy. In addition, PlaneWave engineers have designed a new ultra-short derotator and focuser that has an adjustable tip/tilt adapter.
In addition to the benefit of a fixed primary mirror, collimation could not be any simpler and all one needs to do is adjust three secondary mirror collimation screws. Cooling fans at the backplate and side of the optical tube helps ensure the system reaches thermal equilibrium quickly for an optimal imaging experience.
Important note: Soon available at Baader Planetarium. More details about the new telescope will follow. Illustrations may vary.