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  • PlaneWave astrografo CDK12.5 f/8 con ottiche in silicio fuso PlaneWave astrografo CDK12.5 f/8 con ottiche in silicio fuso

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PlaneWave CDK12.5 astrograph f/8 with fused silica optics

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Quick Overview

The PlaneWave Instruments CDK12.5 is a 12.5 inch (318mm) f/8 Corrected Dall-Kirkham Astrograph telescope. The telescope has a closed carbon fiber tube, with 3 cooling fans ejecting air from the back of the telescope. The CDK12.5 covers a 52 mm field of view without any field curvature, off-axis coma, or astigmatism. The instrument weight is 46 lbs and comes standard with the large capacity 2.75 inch Hedrick focuser.


For optional accessories (0,66x reducer, Delta T controller, EFA electronic focuser) and telescope availability and delivery time, please contact us.

Availability: Available

Order €12,815.00
22% tax incl

Details

The CDK (Corrected Dall-Kirkham) Optical Design is an innovative solution for unsurpassed astroimaging quality at an affordable price. The CDK telescope design provides excellent imaging with large format CCD cameras while remaining superb for visual use. The CDK design far exceeds the off-axis performance of most commercial telescope designs including the Ritchey-Chrétien design. This no-compromise design is unique in making the optical alignment forgiving and collimation very easy. This guarantees the user the best possible performance from the telescope. The end result at the image plane of the CDK design is no off-axis coma, no off-axis astigmatism, perfectly flat field (no off-axis defocus). The CDK design will give you pinpoint stars from the center to the corner of the field of view.

PlaneWave CDK12.5 astrograph f/8 with fused silica optics

PlaneWave CDK12.5 astrograph f/8 with fused silica optics: main features

Carbon Fiber Tube Design: minimizes thermal expansion which causes focus shift with changes in temperature

Dovetail expansion joint: allows for the difference in thermal expansion between carbon fiber and aluminum. The expansion joint allows the aluminum dovetail expand and contract without stressing the carbon fiber lower truss

2.75 inch Hedrick Focuser: heavy duty no-slip focuser. The focus tube runs on 5 bearings and is driven by a leadscrew so there is no chance of slipping. Focus may be automated through a computer using PlaneWave's EFA Kit add-on. The draw tube travel is 1.3 inch. Image 1 Image 2

Cooling Fans: three fans blow out of the optical tube pulling air though the telescope and by the primary mirror. This helps the telescope to reach thermal equilibrium quickly. The fans are controlled by a switch on the optical tube or can be conrolled by a computer if the optional Electronic Focus Accessory (EFA Kit) is purchased.

PlaneWave CDK12.5 astrograph f/8 with fused silica optics

Technical specifications

Optical Design Modified Dall-Kirkham
Optics Primario ellittico, secondario sferico, con correttore
Diameter (mm) 318mm
Focal Length (mm) 2541mm
Focal Ratio 8
Field flattener/corrector Included and not removable
Optical Tube Carbon
Obstruction 42%
Focuser Hedrick 2.75"
Eyepiece holder No
Weight 20,9
Hard/soft case No

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