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William Optics RedCat 51 APO

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And with a ZWO, or Atik camera on the end.

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16 hours ago, Lockie said:

Any idea on price, Steve. 

 

15 hours ago, FLO said:

Not sure but we are estimating around £675 🙂 

We have set the price at £649. 

It might change slightly when the first delivery arrives and we have an actual landed cost but anyone ordering now (from FLO) can feel confident they will not pay more. And if the price lowers then we will refund the difference 😇 

HTH, 

Steve 

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Very very nice.  What a great prospect for the SA and an APS-C DSLR or OSC for wide field.  Also, it does look rather good!

Well done WO.

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I wonder if they'll have one at Astrofest ??

Somehow i doubt it, but it would be nice if they did.

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20 hours ago, FLO said:

... designed and manufactured for astrophotography, from CNC machined aluminium, with a smooth calibrated helical focuser, a focus tension ring, a field rotator graduated by degree, a slot for 48mm filters and a reversible dovetail. The first one to arrive will be mine! 🙂 

Steve

I look forward to your review....?

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5 hours ago, Tubby Bear said:

I wonder if they'll have one at Astrofest ??

Somehow i doubt it, but it would be nice if they did.

Widescreen Centre have a sample unit. I am sure they will have it with them at Astrofest. 

HTH, 

Steve 

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I'm going on Saturday so will have a look.

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4 hours ago, Hallingskies said:

I look forward to your review....?

Happy to post photos but I don’t think a review from me, or any other retailer, is a good idea. Reviews by non-retailers are more credible 🙂

Steve

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Hope I'm not breaking our code in any way, but I saw these   images 
on the WO site, and presumably they were acquired with the Red Cat51 apo.
A  taste of terrestrial and Astro . and splendid they are too.
Ron.

https://williamoptics.com/redcat-51

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31 minutes ago, barkis said:

A  taste of terrestrial and Astro . and splendid they are too.

Thanks for that Ron, I was resisting ordering one until now :grin:

Dave

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Will be interesting to know what the back focus distance is and if it really can focus to infinity with a diagonal fitted. The photo is misleading in itself unless infinity can be reached. Does look and read lovely.

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2 hours ago, FLO said:

Happy to post photos but I don’t think a review from me, or any other retailer, is a good idea. Reviews by non-retailers are more credible 🙂

Steve

...and yet the FLO blog still carries other (excellent) equipment reviews... 

No one could ever question your credibility, but I can see how things could get awkward...🤫🤐😄

I really like the idea of this product but will be waiting for others to take the plunge (and for some money to spend on it!).

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10 hours ago, FLO said:

Happy to post photos but I don’t think a review from me, or any other retailer, is a good idea. Reviews by non-retailers are more credible 🙂

Steve

I dont see an issue with you or any of your team supplying additional factual information though for example configurations that work and those that dont etc.

Have to say also that this is one product that has my wallet sweating :D and not just for imaging, it could make a smashing wide field visual setup for those who cant get on with binoculars..

Alan

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Dear FLO

THIS IS A COMPLAINT

You know that I have already spent my annual allowance with you for this year.

I think it is extremely unfair that you should offer me such an irresistible goodie at a time like this.

This is your final warning!

:Envy::Envy::Envy:

Edited by Demonperformer
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My wife does the occasional wedding photography.. I am trying to convince her this lens is a must have for such events..!

I don't think it's going well.. 😬

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Saw this at Astrofest today on the Widescreen Centre stand. Very nice indeed! 

Actually a little heavier than I was expecting, but to be expected with a Petzval I suppose. 

If this performs as well as WO need it to, I can see this being a firm winner for widefiled and mobile set ups with ASI Air and SA or GTI or similar. 

I wonder at what point want becomes need 😉

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And it matches my nice red SA so obviously got to have one, the wifes new car is getting cheaper by the day :grin:

Dave

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I've got two kids ... one can go ... need funds for this beauty ... any takers?

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8 minutes ago, Davey-T said:

And it matches my nice red SA so obviously got to have one, the wifes new car is getting cheaper by the day :grin:

Dave

Exactly, Dave. And when have you ever let resistance stand in the way of you and new Astro kit? 

They have a GM3000 there. OMG that is a beastie and a bit. Makes the GM1000 sitting next to it look tiny! 

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4 minutes ago, souls33k3r said:

I've got two kids ... one can go ... need funds for this beauty ... any takers?

I'll have them on alternate Saturdays mate. They're lovely. 

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2 minutes ago, RayD said:

I'll have them on alternate Saturdays mate. They're lovely. 

You're too kind Ray ... it's a Deal! i'll pack their bags :D

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54 minutes ago, RayD said:

 

If this performs as well as WO need it to, I can see this being a firm winner for widefiled and mobile set ups with ASI Air and SA or GTI or similar. 

If it has generous back focus for using a diagonal (and not a fussy one) it could be popular.

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2 minutes ago, happy-kat said:

If it has generous back focus for using a diagonal (and not a fussy one) it could be popular.

May need one of those special screw on diagonals like the Star 71 so that wont be cheap, no relevant info on the WO site.

Dave

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1 hour ago, RayD said:

Saw this at Astrofest today on the Widescreen Centre stand. Very nice indeed! 

Did they have a diagonal on it ?

Dave

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Only picture I can find with a diagonal, looks like a dedicated matching one.

Dave

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