PlaneWave CDK14 Telescope

Starting Price: $14,500.00
Price as Configured: $14,500.00
Brand: PlaneWave Instruments / SKU: PW-140101Q
PlaneWave manufactures your telescope of choice for unsurpassed astroimaging, research, or satellite tracking. Here are the basics of the PlaneWave CDK14:

  • f/7.2 and 2563mm focal length.
  • No coma, no off-axis astigmatism, and no field curvature.
  • Pinpoint stars across a 70mm image circle.
  • Rock solid fused silica mirrors with low thermal expansion.
  • Carbon fiber optical tube assembly for rigidity and fast cooling.
  • Simple secondary mirror collimation thanks to the fixed primary mirror.
NOTE: Shipping cost will be determined after the order is made and must be paid before the telescope will ship. A shipping quote can be obtained on request.
Packaging (Required)
Recommended Add-ons and Accessories
Product Price Quantity
PW-240901-KIT - PlaneWave Electronic Focus Accessory (EFA) Kit for CDK14, CDK17, CDK20, & CDK24
PW-240901-KIT - PlaneWave Electronic Focus Accessory (EFA) Kit for CDK14, CDK17, CDK20, & CDK24
About This Product
The EFA control box can be mounted to the back plate of any PlaneWave telescope OTA (CDK12.5 through 24 inches).  The EFA Kit plugs into the temperature sensors and fan control systems that are built into each telescope. A hand controller is provided to control an optional focuser or rotator when standing at the eyepiece.
$1,150.00 each
PW-200150 - PlaneWave Counterweight Accessory for CDK14 & 20
PW-200150 - PlaneWave Counterweight Accessory for CDK14 & 20
About This Product
Counterweights and bracket for CDK14 and CDK20 (front ring only). Comes with three 0.5lb stackable weights (PW-125382).

$230.00 each
PW-140970-KIT - PlaneWave Spandex Shroud and Spacer SET
PW-140970-KIT - PlaneWave Spandex Shroud and Spacer SET
About This Product
Includes the shroud and four spacers for your PlaneWave OTA.
$600.00 each
View More Add-ons and Accessories

Recommended Add-ons and Accessories

Enter the quantity desired for each item and click the close button to continue with your purchase.
PW-240901-KIT - PlaneWave Electronic Focus Accessory (EFA) Kit for CDK14, CDK17, CDK20, & CDK24
PW-240901-KIT - PlaneWave Electronic Focus Accessory (EFA) Kit for CDK14, CDK17, CDK20, & CDK24
$1,150.00
« Back to All Add-ons
PW-240901-KIT - PlaneWave Electronic Focus Accessory (EFA) Kit for CDK14, CDK17, CDK20, & CDK24
About This Product
The EFA control box can be mounted to the back plate of any PlaneWave telescope OTA (CDK12.5 through 24 inches).  The EFA Kit plugs into the temperature sensors and fan control systems that are built into each telescope. A hand controller is provided to control an optional focuser or rotator when standing at the eyepiece.
PW-200150 - PlaneWave Counterweight Accessory for CDK14 & 20
PW-200150 - PlaneWave Counterweight Accessory for CDK14 & 20
$230.00
« Back to All Add-ons
PW-200150 - PlaneWave Counterweight Accessory for CDK14 & 20
About This Product
Counterweights and bracket for CDK14 and CDK20 (front ring only). Comes with three 0.5lb stackable weights (PW-125382).

PW-140970-KIT - PlaneWave Spandex Shroud and Spacer SET
PW-140970-KIT - PlaneWave Spandex Shroud and Spacer SET
$600.00
« Back to All Add-ons
PW-140970-KIT - PlaneWave Spandex Shroud and Spacer SET
About This Product
Includes the shroud and four spacers for your PlaneWave OTA.
PW-140990 - PlaneWave Piggyback Dovetail & Bracket for the CDK14
PW-140990 - PlaneWave Piggyback Dovetail & Bracket for the CDK14
$400.00
PW-125166 - PlaneWave Reducer 0.66X CDK12.5/14/17
PW-125166 - PlaneWave Reducer 0.66X CDK12.5/14/17
$1,400.00
« Back to All Add-ons
PW-125166 - PlaneWave Reducer 0.66X CDK12.5/14/17
About This Product

This is a reducer designed specifically for flat field telescopes like the CDK. This reduces the f ratio of the CDK telescope 66%. The CDK12.5 f/8 telescope will be reduced down to f/5.3. The CDK14 will be f/4.8  and for CDK17 f/6.8 will be reduced to f/4.5

**NOTE – 125166 adapter is compatible with CDK17 that have 10.24″ back focus.   CDK17 with 8.81″ back focus will use the 200166 focal reducer. See instruction manual for details.

PW-140915 - PlaneWave Ronchi Eyepiece and Adapter Kit for CDK14
PW-140915 - PlaneWave Ronchi Eyepiece and Adapter Kit for CDK14
$350.00
« Back to All Add-ons
PW-140915 - PlaneWave Ronchi Eyepiece and Adapter Kit for CDK14
About This Product
 INCLUDES: CDK BACKPLATE ADAPTER, RONCHI EYEPIECE, and RONCHI EYEPIECE SPACERS (CDK14WF SPECIFIC SPACER + CDK14-CDK24 STandARD SPACER)
PW-140970 - PlaneWave Upper Cage Light Shroud
PW-140970 - PlaneWave Upper Cage Light Shroud
$140.00
« Back to All Add-ons
PW-140970 - PlaneWave Upper Cage Light Shroud
About This Product
This is a spandex fabric light shroud that blocks out stray light and minimizes dust on the primary mirror.
PW-140350 - PlaneWave Solid Aluminum Shroud CDK14 (Factory Installation Required)
PW-140350 - PlaneWave Solid Aluminum Shroud CDK14 (Factory Installation Required)
$600.00
« Back to All Add-ons
PW-140350 - PlaneWave Solid Aluminum Shroud CDK14 (Factory Installation Required)
About This Product
NOTE: Shipping cost will be determined after the order is made and must be paid for before the item will ship. A shipping quote can be obtained on request.
PW-L500209 - PlaneWave Counterweight, 10lbs for Sliding Weight Systems
PW-L500209 - PlaneWave Counterweight, 10lbs for Sliding Weight Systems
$300.00
PW-L500205 - PlaneWave Counterweight, 5lbs for Sliding Weight Systems
PW-L500205 - PlaneWave Counterweight, 5lbs for Sliding Weight Systems
$250.00
PW-L500207 - PlaneWave Counterweight, 2lbs for Sliding Weight Systems
PW-L500207 - PlaneWave Counterweight, 2lbs for Sliding Weight Systems
$150.00
PW-1402001 - PlaneWave Sliding Counterweight System Rail & Brackets for CDK14
PW-1402001 - PlaneWave Sliding Counterweight System Rail & Brackets for CDK14
$600.00
« Back to All Add-ons
PW-1402001 - PlaneWave Sliding Counterweight System Rail & Brackets for CDK14
About This Product
REQUIRES Sliding Weight SYSTEM COUNTERWeightS, NOT INCLUDED
PW-200398 - PlaneWave Counterweight Bracket for CDK14 (Front-Ring Only) & CDK20
PW-200398 - PlaneWave Counterweight Bracket for CDK14 (Front-Ring Only) & CDK20
$70.00
QTY:  
Price as Configured: $14,500.00

Product Help
Need help deciding?
Tell us what you're looking for, and we’ll point you in the right direction. .

Capturing the most stunning astrophotographs possible is what the PlaneWave team is passionate about. From design to manufacture, the goal with the Corrected Dall-Kirkham (CDK) 14″ telescope was centered around performance and ease of use. The CDK14 is an incredible breakthrough in telescope technology and produces no off-axis coma and no off-axis astigmatism. Additionally, the CDK14 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 CDK14 is an exceptional diffraction-limited telescope. CDK14 users can experience pinpoint stars edge-to-edge and a 70 x 70 arcminute field of view when using large 16803 size camera sensors.

Carbon Fiber Truss Design

Minimizes thermal expansion which causes focus shift as temperature changes during an imaging session. Carbon fiber also reaches ambient temperatures quickly and is extremely lightweight and rigid to help ensure excellent imaging data is produced.


3D Printed Baffles

PlaneWave uses digital 3D printing technology to produce lightweight baffle tubes. 3D printers add successive layers of material to construct a baffle system with precision positioned internal stray light baffles to minimize vignetting and maximize image contrast. Quality baffling makes an incredible difference in overall image quality, so PlaneWave ensured an optimal design was created for their telescopes.

Dovetail Expansion Joint

Allows for the difference in thermal expansion between carbon fiber and aluminum. The expansion joint allows the aluminum dovetail to expand and contract without stressing the carbon fiber lower truss. This results in images that are not distorted due to expansion, or contraction of the optical tube materials.


Delta-T Ready

For added dew prevention, the CDK14 is internally wired with polyimide film heater pads and temperature sensor, which is ready to be controlled with the Delta-T via PlaneWave Interface 3 software.


Cooling Fans

Three fans on the backplate of the optical tube pull air through the telescope and by the primary mirror. These fans help the telescope reach thermal equilibrium quickly, further reducing any distortion in images due to temperature variations. The fans are controlled by a switch on the optical tube, or can be controlled by via PWI3 software if a PlaneWave Electronic Focus Accessory (EFA Kit) is purchased.