William Optics Redcat 51 250mm Telescope
This is the sexiest piece of gear I own – and like all my sexy things, it unfortunately spends most of it’s time in the closet.
I got onto the kickstarter for this beautiful piece of glass right before it closed, meaning I was one of the first to try this puppy out. It couldn’t have come at a better time, as an astrophotography-related wrist fracture meant carting my 8″ SCT around wasn’t going to happen.
- Aperture – 51mm
- Focal Length – 250mm
- Imaging APO – f/4.9
- Petzval 4-element design using FPL53 and FPL51 glass elements
- Weight – 1.3kg / 2.9lbs
- Tube Length retracted – 210mm
- Helical focuser
- Bahtinov mask/cap
- Imaging circle size = 45mm