Observatory Zimmerwald, Switzerland

Assembled and put to operation within 6 hours!

ASA Astrosysteme Austria delivered to observatory Zimmerwald in Bern, Switzerland the most recent version. The first ASA AZ800 of the latest generation! The customer, the Astronomical Institute of the University of Bern is one of the world’s successful stations in satellite ranging and space debris detection. ASA staff and AIUB crew assembled the telescope and put it to operation within 6 hours.

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Assembled and put to operation within 6 hours!

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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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