Hi, I'm new here and to this hobby.
I have been doing some research on small refractors and have come down to these 2 options:
1. William Optics RedCat 51 (Upgraded Version) + William Optics 48mm T-mount for Sony E-mount
2. Astro-tech AT60ED + Astro-tech 0.8x field flattener (no stock currently) + William Optics 48mm T-mount for Sony E-mount
2.1 William Optics Zenithstar 61 + William Optics Flat61 1.0x Adjustable Flattener + William Optics 48mm T-mount for Sony E-mount
I'm pairing the scope with a Sky Adventurer and a Sony A6000 APSC camera.
These setups come down the similar pricing.
I'm leaning towards the Astro-tech/Zenithstar 61 but what I like about the redcat is that it's straightforward to use, I just need to buy a camera adapter.
1. Should I go for the 0.8x flattener or the 1.0x flattener? With the 0.8x, the focal length and f ratio becomes similar to the redcat. I like the fov with the 1.0x flattener but I've read that I shouldn't go more than 300mm focal length on a star tracker.
2. Any thoughts on the setup's stability on the Star Adventurer? The Redcat is slightly lighter because of lesser accessories.
Any insights would be appreciated!