Is the William Optics RedCat 51 worth buying?

Started 4 months ago | Questions thread
JeffSlade Regular Member • Posts: 496
Re: Is the William Optics RedCat 51 worth buying?

starman1969 wrote:

I've been after a short focal length refractor for wide field deep space imaging and I have been looking at so many scopes. For a while I have been using standard camera telephoto lenses due to being without a scope for a while.

The RedCat would suit my style of astrophotography more than any other, but I'd like to know if it is worth buying over a similar focal length standard camera lens?

It seems to have been designed with the iOptron Skyguider Pro and Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer mounts payload limitations in mind.

I think if you go to you may be able to search for images collected with the RC51 to decide for yourself. Of course post processing skills of the people posting images should be taken into consideration when viewing the image.

The above are my opinions. I'm just another dude on the Internet.

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