SpaceCat 51 APO 250mm telescope lens for Astrophotography

2 months 2 weeks ago #672835 by Frost Photography
Have any of you astrophotographer seen this thing?  I was talking to a friend a few weeks ago about wanting to get into astrophotography.  Well he just forwarded me this page today:  https://williamoptics.com/spacecat-limited-edition

Kind of looks interesting.  However I don't know enough about this yet to me a solid judgement.  

Could use your help.  What do you think of this thing? 

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2 months 1 week ago #672939 by effron
So its a 250mm, f/4.9?   I'll wait for some reviews.

Why so serious?
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2 months 1 week ago #673089 by H Rocky
SO, what makes that different from just using your 70-200mm f/2.8 with a 1.4X teleconverter?


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2 months 1 week ago #673119 by Andy Gladwell
I might be wrong, but these are set up for astrophotography, which makes them different from your typical lens right?


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2 months 1 week ago #673286 by Finn
Had to go digging myself on this telescope.  I found this video to be helpful - 



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2 months 1 week ago #673312 by Uplander
So can this be used for wildlife too?


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2 months 1 week ago #673315 by effron
That's a better description......:dry:

Why so serious?
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2 months 1 week ago #673414 by Soccer Mom
Huh?  What description?

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2 months 1 week ago #673576 by Pete Franko
Try this one



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2 months 17 hours ago #674421 by Frost Photography
Well I'm on the fence.  But just noticed that these are not sold on B&H or Adorama.   Which is kind of a red flag.  Usually these two will have just about any products for sale on them.  Hmmm, well jury is out to lunch now.   

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2 months 13 hours ago #674465 by Barbara Fite
So can something like this be used for solar photography?  My husband just got started with solar photography October or might have been November last year.   I'll need to show him this one.  


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1 month 4 weeks ago #674615 by Fess Walker
What's funny Frost is I was just about to comment the same.  When I searched Adorama and B&H, no luck either.  


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