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ASA EQ1000

Ritchey-Chrétien equatorial telescope f6.76

1m (1000mm) Ritchey-Chrétien equatorial telescope f6.76

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ASA EQ1000 Ritchey-Chrétien equatorial telescope f6.76

Main Facts

Optical design
Ritchey-Chrétien RC
Linear central obstruction
35%
Focus position
Cassegrain
Focal length
6760mm
Focal ratio system
f6.76
Clear Aperture / Focal Ratio Primary Mirror
1000mm / f2
Image field
150mm (1.27 degrees)
Mirror material
Fused silica
Surface quality
>94 strehl
Microroughness
1nm RMS / <0.7nm Ra
Coating
Al+SiO2 >91%
Back Focus from flange
301mm
Weight tube
2100kg (4630 lbs)

RC & CDK Comparison

In our comparison, we compare our corrected RC to a CDK (corrected Dall-Kirkham):

1. The ASA RC primary mirrors are faster than a CDK and therefore the OTA is significantly shorter.
2. The CDK design requires a larger secondary for a given aperture (RC offers higher contrast).
3. ASA’s design is more versatile than the CDK where the corrective optics must be used.

Technical Details

01 Electronics

Our closed loop direct drive systems, sensor technology and observatory safety modules play a major role in achieving optimum results. All moving accessory components are equipped with high-resolution encoders and closed-loop feedback systems. We provide event timer modules, and customer updatable firmware.

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02 Optic

Only the best for your telescope!

We believe that the most important part in producing optics is the testing. So ASA decided that we invest in the best test equipment available, remove any measuring error as good as possible and use real values in our specifications.

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03 Technology

Our mounts are manufactured with the lastest CNC technology.

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04 Software

Platform independent control software.

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05 Direct Drive

No gears NO belts. Precise closed loop control.

We developed our own direct drive controller and motor system. No gears or belts are needed, there is no transmission no periodic error or backlash.

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ASA Services

Services for your telescope. Competitively priced for value with a complete ASA telescope and mount package!

ASA Accessories

Accessories for your telescope. Best price for value with a complete ASA telescope and mount package!

ASA In-house production

The competent partner that provides you with the whole package – ASA, guarantees the highest standard! Interferometric metrology, CNC machining, meter class optics, light weight mirrors, telescope systems, ground stations, assembly, factory testing and commissioning, everything is done by ASA itself.

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