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How versatile is redcat 51 for imaging?

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#1 betelgeuse91

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Posted 28 November 2020 - 01:50 PM

I'm switching from an 80mm refractor to a redcat 51 (as my only telescope) and I'm worried about targets for redcat soon running out. 

 

I can name a few per season, but I found that I don't know much about wide field targets! Are there enough targets to shoot with redcat for a while? 

 

Thanks!


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Posted 28 November 2020 - 01:52 PM

This may help.

https://www.astrobin...ch/?q=redcat 51



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Posted 28 November 2020 - 02:03 PM

There won't be much to image when galaxy season hits (February - May). You'll be able to get a widefield image of the Virgo galaxies, but that's about it. This is true for any short-FL scope though. Otherwise, there will be plenty to keep you busy for the rest of the year. Check out Telescopius if you haven't already. In my opinion it's the best tool for planning what to image.


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Posted 28 November 2020 - 02:06 PM

There won't be much to image when galaxy season hits (February - May). You'll be able to get a widefield image of the Virgo galaxies, but that's about it. This is true for any short-FL scope though. Otherwise, there will be plenty to keep you busy for the rest of the year. Check out Telescopius if you haven't already. In my opinion it's the best tool for planning what to image.

WOW - Telescopius is very impressive. Thx.


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Posted 28 November 2020 - 04:11 PM

Thanks a lot guys. Hmm.......




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