ASA WF1000 f2.5 Wide Field telescope system

ideal platform for widefield imaging!

The WF1000 f2.5 telescope is the ideal platform for wide field imaging and all-sky surveys. The WF1000 f2.5 features a 5-lens corrector and motorized focusing with absolute encoders.
The main mirror can be collimated fully electronic to allow an easy and fast remote collimation.

The WF1000 ensures precise focus and high-resolution data acquisition of the night sky – in the shortest possible time!

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ASA WF1000 f2.5 Wide Field telescope systemideal platform for widefield imaging!

Main Facts

Optical design
Wide Field, prime corrector
Linear central obstruction
Focal length
Focal ratio system
Clear Aperture / Focal Ratio Primary Mirror
1000mm (39.3 inch) / f2.5
Image field
130mm (2.98 degrees)
Mirror material
Fused silica
Image Quality FWHM
<8um RMS
Surface quality
>80 strehl
1.3nm RMS / <0.7nm Ra
Al+SiO2 >96%
Back Focus from flange
Weight tube
1960kg (4300lbs) (no camera or filter)
ASA Direct Drive
Latitude Range
20 to 80 degrees views
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 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

UWF1000 f2.5 Optical Layout

The UWF1000 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. This prime focus telescope achieves the large field through a larger possible field diameter, enabling the usage of the largest available CCD/CMOS cameras with up to 95x95mm2 sensor size.
The larger focal length will be an advantage if it comes to resolution and pixel scale, or if you plan to use CCD cameras with larger pixels.

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 Accessoires

Accessoires 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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