Heavens Mirror Observatory SRO © Snyder, Bill Camera Apogee U16 Mount Paramount ME Filters Astrodon LRGB Exposures RGB 2Hrs each L 8Hrs LRGB 15min subs Total time 14hrs Location Sierra Nevada Mountains CA. The luminance data were acquired with the Plane Wave CDK17 and the RGB data with his Plane Wave CDK12.5. We made 104 frames each exposed for 30 minutes unbinnned.Heavens Mirror Observatory SRO © van den Berg, Mike; Ippel, Mathijn An image of M33 made in september and october 2011 under very good seeing conditions. Plane Wave CDK12,5 (RGB): 6×30 min.; 6×30 min.; 6×30 min. SBIG STL-11000M CCD & AO-L © Trottier, Howard Instrument: Plane Wave CDK17. 77 luminance frames and 27 frames for the RGB data. We have used the same imaging platform behind the Plane Waves, a SBIG STL-11000M & AO-L system.The CDK design far exceeds the off-axis performance of most commercial telescope designs including the Ritchey-Chrétien design.
Twin 46-foot high domes house two telescopes in the Pauline and George Murillo Observatory which opened in November of 2011.
The university hopes to partner with Inland Empire schools so that students will be able to view the sun, moon and stars from their own backyards.
ca~© Snyder, Bill Camera Apogee U16 Mount Paramount ME Filters Astrodon Ha5nm OIII3nm SII5nm Exposures Ha 4.3hrs OIII 4hrs SII4hrs 20min subs Location Sierra Nevada Mountains CA. Integrated exposures: L: 6 hours unbinned; R, G, B: 3 hours each, 2×2 binning. Glace, Dean Scope: Planewave CDK17″ Mount: Mathis MI500750 CCD: SBIG STL11000M Filters: LRGB 50mm Custom Scientific Control software: Maxim DL Planetarium: The Sky6 Pro Observatory: Dark Sky Observatory, near Boone, NC Observer: Dean Glace Image processed using: CCD Stack, Maxim DL, Photoshop CS3 L 10 X 600 sec 1X1 R 8 X 600 sec 2X2 G 8 X 600 sec 2X2 B 8 X 600 sec 2X2 © van den Berg, Mike; Ippel, Mathijn Imaged on the nights of 10,27,28 january 2011 ; 8,9,21 february 2011, 4,5,7,8,9 march 2011.
Heavens Mirror Observatory SRO © Snyder, Bill Camera Apogee U16 Mount Paramount ME Filters Astrodon LRGB Exposures RGB 1.5Hrs each L 7.5Hrs LRGB 15min subs Total time 12hrs Location Sierra Nevada Mountains CA. Location: Cabin in the Sky Observatory, South Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada. The data were acquired with two Plane Wave telescopes separated 57km from each other.
Carbon fiber truss design also promotes quick thermal cooling and provides a rigid, lightweight structure.
Planewave uses digital 3D printing technology to produce lightweight baffle tubes.
Image processing was done entirely with Pix Insight, with CCDInspector ca~© Pugh, Martin Telescope: Planewave 17″ CDK f6.8 Mount: Paramount ME by Software Bisque Instrument: Apogee U16M, Astrodon Filters Exposure: SII: Ha: OII 7 Hours each (total 21 hours) Capture Software: Maxim DL, CCDAutopilot Processing: Maxim DLCCD, Photoshop CS, CCDStack, Pix Insight © Jimenez, Manuel Telescope: Planewave CDK 17″ F6.8 Corrected Dall-Kirkham Astrograph Mount: Paramount ME Camera: FLI PL 16803 Without Cover Slip Filters: Astrodon Ha 3nm, OIII 3nm, SII 3nm Date: September October 2011 FWHM: 2″ Processing: Pixinsight Total Exposure: 46 hours Ha: 14×1800 seconds (7 hours) OIII bin 2×2: 16×1800 seconds (8 hours) SII bin 2×2: 16×1800 seconds (8 hours) van den Berg, Mike; Ippel, Mathijn An image of M101 with supernova 2011 made with two telescopes, a Planewave CDK17 for the luminance data and a Plane Wave CDK12,5 for the RGB data. CDK17 luminance data: 124 x 30 minutes CDK12,5 red and green: 17x 30 minutes CDK12,5 blue: 16 x 30 minutes. We used a SBIG STL-11000M CCD & AO-L Imaging date march 2012 © Trottier, Howard April 20-22 2012 Plane Wave CDK17 with a focal reducer at f4.5 Paramount ME, along with an SBIG STL-4020M camera.
8 hours of exposure: 240 minutes in luminance (unbinned), and 80 minutes in each of red, green, and blue filters (all binned 2×2).
The CDK17 covers a 70 mm field of view without any field curvature, off-axis coma, or astigmatism.
The instrument weight is 94 lbs (43 kg) and comes standard with a back plate retaining ring ready to accept the focuser of your choice.
The CDK (Corrected Dall-Kirkham) Optical Design is an innovative solution for unsurpassed astroimaging quality at an affordable price.