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FLO

William Optics RedCat 51 APO

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16 hours ago, FLO said:

Welcome to SGL šŸ™‚

FLO hasĀ never stocked Altair cameras but we understand they are manufactured by a company called ToupTek in China. As far as we can tell their 183c model uses the same Sony sensorĀ as the ZWOĀ ASI 183MC, which is a good match for the RedCat.Ā 

A while ago we added a calculator to our Astronomy Tools website that calculates a cameraā€™sĀ suitability for useĀ with a telescope.Ā 

We will know more about connecting cameras when the telescope has launched.Ā 

HTH,Ā 

SteveĀ 

Regardless of pixel size they should probably switch to a ZWO to avoid clashing with the colour schemeĀ šŸ™ƒ

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2 hours ago, haitch said:

Regardless of pixel size they should probably switch to a ZWO to avoid clashing with the colour schemeĀ šŸ™ƒ

Already got the spray paint out.

pillar box red should do it.šŸ˜‰

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Speaking with WO, it sounds like our first delivery of RedCat telescopes will arrive around the end of this month / early nextĀ šŸ™‚Ā 

We have arranged for one to be sent to us sooner so @RayDĀ can kick its tyres.Ā 

SteveĀ 

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5 hours ago, FLO said:

Speaking with WO, it sounds like our first delivery of RedCat telescopes will arrive around the end of this month / early nextĀ šŸ™‚Ā 

We have arranged for one to be sent to us sooner so @RayDĀ can kick its tyres.Ā 

SteveĀ 

Awesome.šŸ˜

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Certainly looks like it is going to be very capable. Ā Looking forward to using it with my SX mini andĀ mono CCD also.

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10 hours ago, Lockie said:

Nice Rosette taken with theĀ RedCat51:

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I like the wedge shown in that video too.

Alan

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I watched the video yesterday ,Ā  must say I was quite impressed by the littleĀ Ioptron mount producing 4 min unguided subs at 250mm.Ā Ā The narrowband imageĀ producedĀ looked very sharpĀ and flat from what I could see.Ā  Looking forward to seeingĀ an unfiltered broadband image.Ā 

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Mark

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1 hour ago, Alien 13 said:

I like the wedge shown in that video too.

Alan

Me too!

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Yes, looks a lot better than the Skywatcher one, and don't have to use an allen key to loosen off the azimuth adjustment. Wonder if FLO will be stocking them?

That little apo is looking increasingly attractive.

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48 minutes ago, DaveS said:

Yes, looks a lot better than the Skywatcher one, and don't have to use an allen key to loosen off the azimuth adjustment. Wonder if FLO will be stocking them?

No problem šŸ™‚Ā  We will add some to our next WO order.Ā 

SteveĀ 

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