PlaneWave CDK24 Optical Tube Assembly

Starting Price: $63,500.00
Price as Configured: $63,500.00
Brand: PlaneWave Instruments / SKU: PW-240104Q


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PW-240920 - PlaneWave CDK24 Primary Mirror Shutter
PW-240920 - PlaneWave CDK24 Primary Mirror Shutter
About This Product
Protect the primary mirror of your CDK24 from unwanted dust and moisture with the PlaneWave Primary Mirror Shutter. The four-vane shutter design can be controlled remotely with PlaneWave's Mirror Cover Control Software (PWShutter).
$5,800.00 each
PW-6009003 - PlaneWave FINDER SCOPE AND MOUNTING BRACKET
PW-6009003 - PlaneWave FINDER SCOPE AND MOUNTING BRACKET
About This Product
The finder mounting plate attaches to the back plate of the telescope and the quick-release finder bracket attaches to the mounting plate. If the telescope used in on a German Equatorial Mount, it may be convenient to purchase two finder scopes - one for the east and one for the west side of the telescope. The finder scope is a Baader 10x60 Varios with mounting rings and L-bracket. The back plate of all of the PlaneWave CDK models has four mounting positions for a finder mounting plate.
$460.00 each
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PW-240920 - PlaneWave CDK24 Primary Mirror Shutter
PW-240920 - PlaneWave CDK24 Primary Mirror Shutter
$5,800.00
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PW-240920 - PlaneWave CDK24 Primary Mirror Shutter
About This Product
Protect the primary mirror of your CDK24 from unwanted dust and moisture with the PlaneWave Primary Mirror Shutter. The four-vane shutter design can be controlled remotely with PlaneWave's Mirror Cover Control Software (PWShutter).
PW-6009003 - PlaneWave FINDER SCOPE AND MOUNTING BRACKET
PW-6009003 - PlaneWave FINDER SCOPE AND MOUNTING BRACKET
$460.00
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PW-6009003 - PlaneWave FINDER SCOPE AND MOUNTING BRACKET
About This Product
The finder mounting plate attaches to the back plate of the telescope and the quick-release finder bracket attaches to the mounting plate. If the telescope used in on a German Equatorial Mount, it may be convenient to purchase two finder scopes - one for the east and one for the west side of the telescope. The finder scope is a Baader 10x60 Varios with mounting rings and L-bracket. The back plate of all of the PlaneWave CDK models has four mounting positions for a finder mounting plate.
PW-2402101 - PlaneWave SLIDING COUNTERWEIGHT SYSTEM RAIL & BRACKETS FOR CDK24
PW-2402101 - PlaneWave SLIDING COUNTERWEIGHT SYSTEM RAIL & BRACKETS FOR CDK24
$600.00
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PW-2402101 - PlaneWave SLIDING COUNTERWEIGHT SYSTEM RAIL & BRACKETS FOR CDK24
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Requires sliding weight system counterweights, not included.
PW-240343-2 - PlaneWave SPACER, CDK24 TO IRF90 OR HEDRICK FOCUSER (L=4.109")
PW-240343-2 - PlaneWave SPACER, CDK24 TO IRF90 OR HEDRICK FOCUSER (L=4.109")
$400.00
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PW-240343-2 - PlaneWave SPACER, CDK24 TO IRF90 OR HEDRICK FOCUSER (L=4.109")
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SETS CDK24 BACK-FOCUS EQUAL TO THE CDK17 [10.24-INCHES] L=4.109"
PW-240343-3 - PlaneWave SPACER, CDK24 TO IRF90 OR HEDRICK FOCUSER (L=3.259")
PW-240343-3 - PlaneWave SPACER, CDK24 TO IRF90 OR HEDRICK FOCUSER (L=3.259")
$400.00
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PW-240343-3 - PlaneWave SPACER, CDK24 TO IRF90 OR HEDRICK FOCUSER (L=3.259")
About This Product
SETS CDK24 BACK-FOCUS EQUAL TO THE CDK14 [11.09-INCHES]). L=3.259"
PW-600166 - PlaneWave REDUCER, LENS .66x FOR USE WITH IRF90 & CDK20/24
PW-600166 - PlaneWave REDUCER, LENS .66x FOR USE WITH IRF90 & CDK20/24
$1,400.00
PW-200166 - PlaneWave Reducer 0.66X CDK20/24
PW-200166 - PlaneWave Reducer 0.66X CDK20/24
$1,400.00
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PW-200166 - PlaneWave Reducer 0.66X CDK20/24
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This is a reducer designed specifically for flat field telescopes like the CDK. This reduces the f ratio of the CDK telescope 66%. The f/6.8  CDK20 telescopes will be reduced to about f/4.5.

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

PW-200915 - PlaneWave RONCHI EYEPIECE AND ADAPTER KIT FOR CDK20 + CDK24
PW-200915 - PlaneWave RONCHI EYEPIECE AND ADAPTER KIT FOR CDK20 + CDK24
$400.00
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PW-200915 - PlaneWave RONCHI EYEPIECE AND ADAPTER KIT FOR CDK20 + CDK24
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RONCHI EYEPIECE AND ADAPTER KIT FOR CDK20 + CDK24 (CDK24 REQUIRES 240343-1 FOR PROPER USE AT 8.81" BACKFOCUS) INCLUDES: CDK BACKPLATE ADAPTER, RONCHI EYEPIECE, AND RONCHI EYEPIECE SPACERS (CDK20/CDK24 SPECIFIC SPACER + CDK14-CDK24 STANDARD SPACER)
PW-240970-KIT - PlaneWave CDK24 SPANDEX SHROUD AND SPACER SET
PW-240970-KIT - PlaneWave CDK24 SPANDEX SHROUD AND SPACER SET
$700.00
PW-240970 - PlaneWave CDK24 UPPER CAGE LIGHT SHROUD
PW-240970 - PlaneWave CDK24 UPPER CAGE LIGHT SHROUD
$230.00
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PW-240970 - PlaneWave CDK24 UPPER CAGE LIGHT SHROUD
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This is a spandex fabric light shroud that blocks out stray light and minimizes dust on the primary mirror.
PW-240355 - PlaneWave SOLID ALUMINUM SHROUD CDK24 (FACTORY INSTALLATION REQUIRED)
PW-240355 - PlaneWave SOLID ALUMINUM SHROUD CDK24 (FACTORY INSTALLATION REQUIRED)
$1,150.00
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PW-240355 - PlaneWave SOLID ALUMINUM SHROUD CDK24 (FACTORY INSTALLATION REQUIRED)
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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-240343-1 - PlaneWave SPACER, CDK24 TO IRF90 OR HEDRICK FOCUSER (L=5.539")
PW-240343-1 - PlaneWave SPACER, CDK24 TO IRF90 OR HEDRICK FOCUSER (L=5.539")
$400.00
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PW-240343-1 - PlaneWave SPACER, CDK24 TO IRF90 OR HEDRICK FOCUSER (L=5.539")
About This Product
SETS CDK24 BACK-FOCUS EQUAL TO THE CDK20 [8.81-INCHES]) L=5.539"
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The CDK24 is an incredible breakthrough in telescope technology and produces no off-axis coma and no off-axis astigmatism. Additionally, the CDK24 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 CDK24 is an exceptional diffraction-limited telescope. CDK24 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!

Fused Silica Optics

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Fused silica (quartz) has a coefficient of thermal expansion six times lower than Borosilicate (Pyrex) glass, which means that as it cools down, fused silica preserves its shape to a high degree of accuracy. This translates into consistent optical performance and unchanging focus as temperature changes.

Delta-T Ready

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For added dew prevention, the CDK24 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.

Carbon Fiber Truss Design

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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

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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 we ensured an optimal design was created for our telescopes.

Dovetail expansion joint

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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.

Cooling Fans

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Three fans on the backplate of the optical tube pull air through the telescope and by the primary mirror. Three fans on the side of the optical tube also blow air across the primary to ensure a boundary layer of air does not distort images. 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.