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ASA UWF1000 in south africa

ASA UWF1000 f1.3

The pinnacle of complexity among telescopes available today.

New ASA telescope for the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Polish Academy of Sciences, hosted at the prestigious SAAO Observatory in South Africa.

 

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The pinnacle of complexity among telescopes available today.

ASA UWF1000 f1.3

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ASA UWF1000 f1.3

Lightweight and compact with 1m aperture

  • Optical design: Ultra Wide Field, prime corrector
  • Linear central obstruction: 48%
  • Focal length: 1300mm
  • Focal ratio system: f1.3
  • Clear Aperture / Focal Ratio Primary Mirror: 1000mm (39.3 inch) / f1.3
  • Image field: 84mm (3.70 degrees)
  • Mirror material: Fused silica
  • Image Quality FWHM: <4um RMS
  • Surface quality: >80 strehl
  • Microroughness: 1.3nm RMS / <0.7nm Ra
  • Coating: Al+SiO2 >96%
  • Back Focus from flange: 81mm
  • Weight tube: 1900kg (4189lbs) (no camera or filter)
  • Motor: ASA Direct Drive
  • Latitude Range: 20 to 80 degrees views
  • Software: ASA API (application programming interface) available autumn 2023 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
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