RASA36

Telescope Parameters

NameRASA 36
Optical System
ManufacturerCelestron
Optical DesignRowe-Ackermann Schmidt
Aperture360mm
Focal length790mm
Focal ratiof/2.2
Primary mirror14 inches
FocuserUSFS
Resolution Raleigh0.39″
MountGM2000 HPS
ManufacturerMicron
TypeGerman Equatorial
Precision< 0.7" RMS
CameraQHY600C PH BSI
FilterWheel
Standard exposure time0.5’; 1′; 2′; 5′; 8′; 10′

Telescope Parameters

NameRASA 36
Optical System
ManufacturerCelestron
Optical DesignRowe-Ackermann Schmidt
Aperture360mm
Focal length790mm
Focal ratiof/2.2
Primary mirror14 inches
FocuserUSFS
Resolution Raleigh0.39″
MountGM2000 HPS
ManufacturerMicron
TypeGerman Equatorial
Precision< 0.7" RMS
CameraQHY600C PH BSI
FilterWheel
Standard exposure time0.5’; 1′; 2′; 5′; 8′; 10′

Use of telescope:
Data collection for subscription based raw-data and for special orders as well as remote rental


The RASA36 with its short focal length of 790mm and its focal ration of f/2.2 is one of the fastest telescopes of his class. He generates extremely quickly data and allows covering a large angular field in one photo. We use this telescope in first place for data creation of larger DSOs. It is steered by a GM2000 mount from 10MICRON. For the data creation we use a cameras QHY 600C Pro, cooled down to minus 10 degrees.
At every clear night with good or very good seeing we collect subframes with an exposure time between 0.5’ and 10’, depending on the object. Our location south of 37 degrees northern latitude allows covering a significant amount of interesting DSOs, many of them do not rise sufficiently in central Europe.