Big telescope ASA800 + DDM200 with dome automation

Telescope in the Negev desert in Israel

With Dome automation by ASA.

The new ASA800 an 0.8m RC telescope with ASA DDM200 Direct Drive mount belongs to the Department of Physics at the University of Haifa and is hosted at the Wise Observatory in the Negev Desert in Israel since August 2022. Special feature is the dome automation by ASA.

Used ProductsUniversity of Haifa

With Dome automation by ASA.

Telescope in the Negev desert in Israel

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ASA ASA800 f6.85

The evolution milestone of telescopes with 0,8m aperture

  • Optical design: Ritchey-Chrétien RC
  • Linear central obstruction: 41%
  • Focal length: 5480mm
  • Focal ratio system: f6.85
  • 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
  • Microroughness: 1nm RMS / <0.7nm Ra
  • Coating: Al+SiO2 >96 %
  • Back Focus from flange: 345.73mm
  • Weight tube: 246kg (542lbs)
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