ASA AZ800 Ritchey-Chrétien telescope f10

A high-end complete telescope system.

AZ800 is a 0.8m (800mm) fully automated observatory telescope system. Ritchey-Chrétien Alt-Az telescope f10 with Nasmyth focus
Direct Drive motors with absolute encoders on all axes.

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ASA AZ800 Ritchey-Chrétien telescope f10A high-end complete telescope system.

Main Facts

Optical design
Ritchey-Chrétien RC
Linear central obstruction
Focus position
Nasmyth 2 as standard, 4 as option
Focal length
Focal ratio system
Clear Aperture / Focal Ratio Primary Mirror
800mm (31,5 inch) / f2.5
Image field
120mm (1.25 degrees)
Mirror material
Fused silica
Surface quality
>94 strehl
1nm RMS / <0.7nm Ra
Al+SiO2 >96 %
Back Focus from flange
319 mm
Weight tube
650 kg
Azimuth / altitude range of motion
680 degree / 5-90 degree
ASA API (application programming interface) available autumn 2024 ASA Software(Autoslew, Sequence-windows based, ACC) with ASCOM-Alpaca
Max. slew speeds
Up to 50 degrees per second
Pointing Accuracy (20° to 85°)
<8” RMS with pointing model
Tracking Accuracy (20° to 85°)
<0,25” RMS within 5 minutes tracking time over 5 min 0,05” RMS/min
System Natural Frequency
10 Hz or greater

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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