U.S. Air Force Telescope

Telescope for U.S. Air Force!

Colorado we are coming!

ASA is proud to announce the installation of our 1-meter robotic telescope to be used by the United States Air Force for robotic space debris research. The versatile 1-meter system will also be used for exoplanet searches and orbital detection.

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Colorado we are coming!

Telescope for U.S. Air Force!

Customer Statement

“AstroSysteme Austria (ASA) delivered and installed a 1-meter (f/6) equatorial fork mount Ritchey-Chrétien reflectiong telescope to our observatory on Tuesday, 8 October 2019. The telescope was operational in just two days (including creation of the initial pointing file) …


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The telescope system will be used to:

  • support cadet and faculty research projects
  • connect the Falcon Telescope Network across the world
  • study man-made, Earth-orbiting objects and deep-space natural phenomena such as planets orbiting other stars

Our Solution

THE ASA EQ1000, an 1 m equatorial telescope:

  • Direct Drive motors
  • All axis with absolute encoder
  • Unguided blind tracking performance
  • Derotator with encoder system

Products in use

ASA EQ1000 f6.76

1000mm Ritchey-Chrétien equatorial telescope f6.76 f2

  • 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: 316.61mm
  • Weight tube: 2100kg (4630 lbs)
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