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#26 AnakChan

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Posted 14 April 2020 - 01:07 AM

Redcat, SpaceCat, NightCat (and in between some special K-Astec WhiteCat, & think there’s a GoldCat & I thought I also saw a PinkCat). Kinda going a little too far?

Generating more $$ to fund the research of RC71??


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#27 Emanuel

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Posted 11 July 2020 - 06:17 AM

And what Mrs William? Is there a SapceCat 71mm or was after all "fake news"??grin.gif



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Posted 30 September 2020 - 12:26 PM

In case anyone is still waiting for this.... there is hope :D

https://www.facebook...164104594600383

 

William Yang said it was "coming in December or early January"



#29 TareqPhoto

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Posted 30 September 2020 - 04:41 PM

Now i have to compare this xyzCat 71 or FLST 91 next to 90mm scope i ordered, and see which one will match it better, i hope until Januaray Skywatcher/Orion/Celestron/Meade/iOptron/GSO/Long P. they each don't announce a new refr scope to be out, i barely waited like 1 year to decide on one scope and soon for second, i don't want to spend my entire life deciding when they are manufacturing something every year, i couldn't believe i stopped photography after i bought over 12 cameras and over 20 lenses and i kept feeling it is not enough.



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Posted 19 October 2020 - 04:10 PM

Anybody know the Redcat 71 weight? I’ve got a CEM40 but feasibility on SkyGuider Pro intrigues me...

The 51 barely fits on the skyguider for me with all the camera + filter wheel + guide scope on there...



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Posted 15 November 2020 - 04:38 AM

Looks like we're getting more pictures trickling in :-

 

https://www.facebook...164382273115383

 

Or for those who don't have Facebook :-

 

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There was also a white OTA but it had a rack 'n pinion (not included in this post). Uncertain if that's the RC91 or their Fluorostar 91.


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Posted 15 November 2020 - 09:56 AM

From those who don’t Facebook, thank you!


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Posted 16 November 2020 - 03:06 PM

What is the length of the red Cat 51?? Im just trying to have an idea of the size of the 71 compared to the 51. I would like to fit the 71 with a Zwo 533 and respective spacer ,or whatever, all mounted, inside a box. Just to be, as portable as possible :)



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Posted 16 November 2020 - 08:30 PM

What is the length of the red Cat 51?? Im just trying to have an idea of the size of the 71 compared to the 51. I would like to fit the 71 with a Zwo 533 and respective spacer ,or whatever, all mounted, inside a box. Just to be, as portable as possible smile.gif

RedCat ships with a soft rectangular case. The hole inside for the scope is about 10.5 inches long. For the 71 I assume it will be similar.


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Posted 17 November 2020 - 04:51 PM

Looks like we're getting more pictures trickling in :-

 

https://www.facebook...164382273115383

Anyone know what that mount is?



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Posted 17 November 2020 - 04:55 PM

Anyone know what that mount is?

Hobym Crux 140 Traveler.


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#37 TareqPhoto

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Posted 17 November 2020 - 05:43 PM

And anyone know what kind of dovetails bars/plates used there and which mini PC?



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Posted 17 November 2020 - 08:11 PM

Looks like the dovetail is a new one by William Optics, with two of their saddles bolted to each side. Not sure what's holding the middle CPU. 

 

https://williamoptic...-dovetail-plate

 

https://williamoptic...tail-plate-90mm


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#39 TareqPhoto

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Posted 17 November 2020 - 08:32 PM

Looks like the dovetail is a new one by William Optics, with two of their saddles bolted to each side. Not sure what's holding the middle CPU. 

 

https://williamoptic...-dovetail-plate

 

https://williamoptic...tail-plate-90mm

Ok, if that was really the one saddle they used then i can buy another one i saw which is longer, so i can place 2 scopes larger aperture such as 90mm or 100.

 

I wanted to know which CPU or mini PC that was.

 

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Posted 18 November 2020 - 04:46 AM

I wanted to know which CPU or mini PC that was.

I think one of Intel NUC's. This is too recognizable for me as the owner of one of them (by the way, it is also used for astrophotography).



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Posted 18 November 2020 - 06:30 AM

I think one of Intel NUC's. This is too recognizable for me as the owner of one of them (by the way, it is also used for astrophotography).

I saw it used for astrophotography around, and i saw it in a store online, so i was interested in that rather than Raspberry Pi, but there are different models, so not sure if it is just about affordable specification or subjective then.

 

So now Redcat 71 is almost out, not sure how much this will be, and waiting Redcat 91 if that is also in production, at the end i want to end up with 3-4 refractors maximum, i did order one already, so that will leave me with 2-3, and if i really can save for Takahashi FSQ it means i won't think about much scopes later, many go from wide to so long like from 80mm to 150mm or 160mm, i am not thinking this way, i have Newt and later will add maybe RC [wish to add cDK] so longest refr won't be my plan, but i don't know how good those Redcats from WO can be for some anyway.



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Posted 20 November 2020 - 06:57 PM

+1 for the Long Version Vixen-style Dovetail Plate, that's basically how I mount my WO Z73 for imaging.  Good luck getting one in the US.  One store you probably know received just 3 in the October shipment and even William is always out of stock.  It took me six months to get my second.  It is well made and strong enough for my giant 150mm beast.

 

 

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Posted 21 November 2020 - 08:06 AM

Tareqphoto - take a look at the APM 107/700. Affordable alt to the FSQ with great optics and two flattener options and full frame illumination.

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Posted 21 November 2020 - 10:10 AM

Tareqphoto - take a look at the APM 107/700. Affordable alt to the FSQ with great optics and two flattener options and full frame illumination.

Esprit 100ED as option too (i have one). Or his big brothers: Esprit 120ED and Esprit 150ED (planned for observatory).



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Posted 21 November 2020 - 11:24 AM

With all above options i still want go wider, i mean FSQ native giving me 530mm, my 90mm F/6 giving me 540mm, using reducers it will bring down to 300-400mm range, Esprit 100 is that, but it is much more pricey than others, i mean for that amount i prefer to get Stellarvue 102 over Esprit 100, but i still think that either Redcat 91 or FLT 91 could take my attention more as long if one is a triplet and with FPL-53.




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