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1m F/8 Ritchey Chrétien with dual Nasmyth Foci, Cape Town (South Africa)

Another large telescope for the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO). An 1m F/8 Alt-Az mounted Ritchey Chrétien for robotic use. It has dual Nasmyth Foci. The main telescopes used for research are located at the SAAO observing station (32°22.795’S 20°48,657’E) near Sutherland in the Northern Cape, a 4-hour drive from Cape Town.

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ASA DDM100

ASA DDM100 Mount

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ASA  ASA Direct Drive Technology with absolute encoders for high-end applications.

New design based on 15 years of experience with Direct Drive mounts. Ready for the most demanding applications in pointing and tracking accuracy. Satellite tracking with optional software package. Load capacity of 100kg/220lbs on a polar wedge.

Type
Alt-Azimuth (separate addon) / Equatorial
Motor ASA Direct Drive
Max. load capacity 100kg (220lbs)
Power supply Included 24 volts
Max. slew speeds Up to 50 degrees per second
Tracking Accuracy (20° to 85°) <0,25” RMS within 5 minutes tracking time over 5 min 0,05” RMS/min
Dual mounting (TWIN) No
Latitude Range 0 to 90 degrees
0 to 90 degrees 56kg (123lbs)
ASA Software ASA API (application programming interface) available autumn 2023 ASA Software(Autoslew, Sequence-windows based) with ASCOM-Alpaca
Pointing Accuracy (20° to 85°) <8” RMS with pointing model and ASA telescope
System Natural Frequency 10 Hz or greater
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Electronic
Our closed loop direct drive systems, sensor technology and observatory safety modules play a major role in achieving optimum results. All moving accessory components are equipped with high-resolution encoders and closed-loop feedback systems. We provide event timer modules, and customer updatable firmware.
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Technologie
Our mounts are manufactured with the lastest CNC technology.
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Software
Platform independent control software.ASA Software
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Direct Drive

No gears NO belts. Precise closed loop control.

We developed our own direct drive controller and motor system. No gears or belts are needed, there is no transmission no periodic error or backlash.
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APM Professional Telescopes

1m F/8 Ritchey Chrétien with dual Nasmyth Foci, Cape Town (South Africa)

Another large telescope for the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO). An 1m F/8 Alt-Az mounted Ritchey Chrétien for robotic use. It has dual Nasmyth Foci. The main telescopes used for research are located at the SAAO observing station (32°22.795’S 20°48,657’E) near Sutherland in the Northern Cape, a 4-hour drive from Cape Town.

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