View through the best telescope

in Switzerland

The Space Eye is a spectacular view of the universe that makes you think about our planet and life.

A view through the best telescope in Switzerland is now possible with the Space Eye in Uecht. The heart of the observatory, the ASA AZ1000 1-metre telescope weighing 1.2 tons, is located in the ASA Clamshell Dome at a height of around 950 meters. Also a UWF300 was placed on the AZ1000.

As a research and education center, the Space Eye coordinates research and outreach activities and is strongly committed to STEM professions, sustainability, digitalization and innovative companies.

Read more about the Space Eye See ASA news of Space Eye News on Telebärn TV

in Switzerland

View through the best telescope

Mounting ASA Clamshell Dome

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ASA AZ1000 f7

Next level high-end telescope system with 1m aperture

  • Optical design: Ritchey-Chrétien RC
  • Linear central obstruction: 40%
  • Focus position: Nasmyth 2 as standard, 4 as option
  • Focal length: 7000mm
  • Focal ratio system: f7
  • Clear Aperture / Focal Ratio Primary Mirror: 1000mm (39.4 inch) / f2
  • Image field: 150mm (1.22 degrees)
  • Mirror material: Fused silica
  • Surface quality: >94 strehl
  • Microroughness: 1nm RMS / <0.7nm Ra
  • Coating: Al+SiO2 >91%
  • Back Focus from flange: 338mm
  • Weight tube: 1200kg (2646lbs)
  • Software: ASA API (application programming interface) available autumn 2024 ASA Software(Autoslew, Sequence-windows based, ACC) with ASCOM-Alpaca
  • Pointing Accuracy (20° to 85°): <8” RMS with pointing model
  • 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
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