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From the beginning, the goal was to create the best possible design for an affordable, small, lightweight, and fast Apochromatic refractor for astrophotography needs. The unique optical design includes the highest quality glass for the best possible color correction and flat-field. The result is a 51mm objective lens, in a sleek Petzval design, for a full frame flat field image. The optical quality provides for exceptional performance at a fast focal ratio of F/4.9.
51mm objective lens, in a sleek Petzval design, using Synthetic Flouride ( FPL53 and FPL51 ) glass for a full frame flat field image. The optical quality provides for exceptional performance at a fast focal ratio of F/4.9.
The only lens that has the most interchangeable camera mount compatibilities, with future proof full frame design. Customers are only allowed to pick one camera mount in the Kickstarter's survey at the end of the funding day. All mounts will be available to purchase at William Optics website after release.
Erecting Prism is UNLOCKED retail $125!
Add $99 on top of your pledge amount to get a Erecting Prism.
EYEPIECE is Unlocked Retail price $129!
Add $99 on top of your pledge amount to get a Cat Eye 25x.
Shot on Nikon D800 provided by Dr. Wang Wei Hao :
Must have Astronomy Filters
The Company - William Optics - Telescope Company for 21 years
William Optics is the best refractor telescope, lens and wildlife sporting scope manufacture from Taipei, Taiwan; perfecting all kinds of refractor from binocular to a super large telescope for 21 years. William Optics was formed by the team of experienced astrophotographers, lens designer and an external art designer - William Yang himself. To create the best possible lens for the strict specification astrophotographers needs the Redcat is borned. As an appreciation of your support, we will ensure every REDCAT's optical quality is superb before sending out to all of our supporters on this project.
The REDCAT 51 offer 2 year warranty, and lifetime service.
Each reward levels may have a different estimated delivery date. We will provide updates if the estimated delivery date changes.
International Shipping Disclaimer
We currently ship the lens worldwide free of charge for kickstarter backers by UPS carrier.
Risks and challenges
No project is without risk nor challenges; however, William Optics is determined to minimize them. We have done all the necessary preliminary work, and production run before coming to Kickstarter. We are an experienced team in this industry for over 21 years. We already started the manufacturing run early, and quality control to ensure our Kickstarter backer can receive their Lens earlier after the funding goal is reached.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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