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#1 Ac2aj

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Posted 07 April 2020 - 01:40 PM

Anyone see the new NightCat 51 on OPTs home page. Looks like they made it for OPT. Looks pretty cool but I still can’t see paying that much for a 51mm Apo.

https://optcorp.com/...opt-nightcat-51


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#2 MortonH

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Posted 07 April 2020 - 06:59 PM

Still says Redcat on the lens cell!



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Posted 07 April 2020 - 08:32 PM

Anyone see the new NightCat 51 on OPTs home page. Looks like they made it for OPT. Looks pretty cool but I still can’t see paying that much for a 51mm Apo.

https://optcorp.com/...opt-nightcat-51


Brian

I use a RedCat v2 visually which I bought for that price. At just 250mm it is a startlingly good sweeper with an intrinsic, flat field. It's also as grab and go ans it gets. For most owners it is an adjunct to a coterie of other telescopes, but I can think of times in my early life where if such a thing existed then, it could have performed as my only astro scope at intervals. Net, I don't think it is priced inappropriately for what it is, enables and does. Or put another way, more than aperture determines value.

 

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#4 Eric H

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Posted 07 April 2020 - 08:37 PM

Anyone see the new NightCat 51 on OPTs home page. Looks like they made it for OPT. Looks pretty cool but I still can’t see paying that much for a 51mm Apo.

https://optcorp.com/...opt-nightcat-51


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Think of it more as a 250mm 4 element camera lens without all the extra stuff needed for auto focus. By design it should be very sharp.



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Posted 09 April 2020 - 12:00 PM

Buy two and make binoculars.


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#6 OldManSky

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Posted 09 April 2020 - 05:56 PM

I pre-ordered one.

For the free t-shirt, of course :)


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