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ASA DDM500

THE DDM500, THE LARGEST STANDARD MOUNT WITH DIRECT DRIVE AND ABSOLUTE ENCODERS AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE.

Over 15 years of experience went into the design of the DDM500. Ready to carry large aperture telescopes with the highest level of pointing and tracking accuracy. Load capacity is 500kg/1100lbs on a custom-built pier. The ASA DDM500 is the perfect workhorse for all areas of research ranging from astronomical observations to laser communication and satellite tracking.

FROM € 89,000.- net

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ASA DDM500THE DDM500, THE LARGEST STANDARD MOUNT WITH DIRECT DRIVE AND ABSOLUTE ENCODERS AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE.

Main Facts

Type
Alt-Azimuth (separate addon) / Equatorial
Dual mounting (TWIN)
Yes, 2x 500kg
Motor
ASA Direct Drive
Latitude Range
0 to 90 degrees
Max. load capacity
500kg (1102lbs)
Weight, only the DDM
281kg (620lbs)
Power supply
Included 24 volts
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

Technical Details

01 Electronics

To achieve the excellent tracking and pointing performance ASA Direct Drive systems are equipped with high resolution up to 28bit (0.004 arcsec) encoders on each axis.

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02 Technology

Our mounts are manufactured with the lastest CNC technology.

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03 Software

Platform independent control software.

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04 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 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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