PlaneWave IRDK12.5 (Infrared Optimized)

Starting Price: $12,000.00
Price as Configured: $12,000.00
Brand: PlaneWave Instruments / SKU: PW-125120Q

The IRDK12.5 is an is a 12-inch infrared optimized optical tube designed for research applications where on-axis performance is crucial. For IR application, reflective coatings are a protected gold which give better than 98% reflectivity from .65 micron (650nm) to 5 micron (5000nm). This design is ideal for infrared astronomy or LIDAR applications.

  • f/8 and 2541mm focal length.
  • No coma, no off-axis astigmatism, and no field curvature.
  • Pinpoint stars across a 52mm image circle.
  • Mirror coatings that are optimized to transmit in infrared wavelengths (ultra violet optimization available)
  • 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.
  • Ready for Delta-T dew prevention
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This is a Dall-Kirkham optical design with coatings that are optimized to transmit in infrared wavelengths. There are no refractive lens, only reflective components to the design. For IR application, reflective coatings are a protected gold which give better than 98% reflectivity from .65 micron (650nm) to 5 micron (5000nm). This design is ideal for infrared astronomy or LIDAR applications. UV optimized coatings can be provided as well.