ASA AZ1400

The world‘s largest full CNC manufactured telescope

Technical Details

  • Direct Drive motors
  • All axis with absolute encoder
  • Unguided blind tracking performance
  • Derotator with encoder system
  • Four automatic exchangable Nasmyth-Foci
  • Remote mirror covers M1, M2 and M3
Main Data
Focal length11200 mm
Focal ratiof8
Optical diameter1400 mm, Ritchey Chrétien design
Field of View70 mm (standard), 150 mm with flattener (optional)
Mirror materialFused Silica (quartz), ultra low thermal expansion 0.55e-6/°C
SoftwareASA Software, Windows package and Linux SDK (optional)
System Performance with ASA Direct Drive Mount DDM85
Pointing accuracy< 8” RMS with pointing model (for altitude 20° to 85°)
Tracking accuracy< 0,25” RMS within 5 minutes (at optimal ambient and sky conditions) over 5 min 0,05” RMS/min
Slewing speed6°/sec (up to 10°/sec optional)

Customer Statement

We have recently purchased the 1.40 m telescope „Milankovic“ from the ASA company. The telescope was installed in May 2016 at our Astronomical Station Vidjevica and only a few days later we have been convinced that both the tracking and image quality are excellent… We are very happy with our decision to select ASA as our partner and are very satisfied with the perfect work they have done both on mechanics as well as on the optical quality of the 1.40 m telescope that we purchased from them…

Dr. Gojko Djurasevic, Director of the Astronomical Observatory of Belgrad, 21 February 2018
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