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ASA UWF600 + DDM200 + wedge

One of the fastest telescopes of the world!

The UWF600_2 combines the super-fast 600mm f/1.7 UWF OTA with our heavy-duty DDM200 mount. This large aperture system is ideal for short exposure, high SNR wide field surveys.
The main mirror and the corrector can be collimated fully electronic to allow an easy and fast remote collimation. The focuser works with absolute encoder feedback.
It can be optionally upgraded with a second optical tube assembly when used in Twin Mode. Features an aspherical optic design.

FROM $ 260,000.- net

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ASA UWF600 + DDM200 + wedgeOne of the fastest telescopes of the world!

Main Facts

Optical design
Ultra Wide Field, prime corrector
Linear central obstruction
48%
Focal length
1018mm
Focal ratio system
f/1.7
Clear Aperture / Focal Ratio Primary Mirror
600mm (23.6 inch) / f1.7
Image field
88mm (4.73 degrees)
Mirror material
Fused silica
Image Quality FWHM
<6um RMS
Surface quality
>80 strehl
Microroughness
1.3nm RMS / <0.7nm Ra
Coating
Al+SiO2 >96%
Back Focus from flange
62.31mm
Weight tube
150kg (331lbs) (no camera or filter)
Motor
ASA Direct Drive
Latitude Range
0 to 90 degrees
Weight mount (without counterweight)
137kg (302lbs) (without counterweight)
Software
ASA Control ONE, fully integrated Mount, Telescope and Observatory automation software, ASCOM
Max. slew speeds
Up to 50 degrees per second
Pointing Accuracy (20° to 85°)
<8” RMS with pointing model and ASA telescope
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

UWF600 Optical Layout

The UWF600 uses a prime focus configuration. The main mirror is a high order asphere and in the prime focus we use a 5 Lens corrector to correct any field aberrations in a wavelength range from 400nm to 700nm.

With the medium focal length it offers a very wide field in combination with a high resolution, especially in combination with modern small pixel CMOS sensors. It can also be arranged in arrays on our DDM mounts and can be a cost effective solution compared to fewer, larger telescopes.

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

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ASA Accessories

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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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