Mile High Astronomy

RedCat Astrophotography Starter Pack


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  • $1,349.00
  • Regular price $1,495.00

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Looking to get started in Astrophotography? This is a BYOC (Bring Your Own Camera) package includes all the basics - the RedCat, star tracker mount, and tripod.

If you will be using the RedCat with a DSLR or Mirrorless camera, be sure to also purchase the correct M48 t-mount for your camera model (see below).

The RedCat 51 provides a wide-field 250mm focal length imaging scope that pairs perfectly with the light and portable iOptron SkyGuider Pro tracking mount. Because the RedCat and camera can be on the heavier side, we've added the William Optics counterweight extension bar to keep things in balance. 


  • iOptron SkyGuider Pro with Optical Polar Scope
  • William Optics RedCat 51 v2 wide-field imaging scope w/ Case
  • iOptron SkyGuider Pro 1.25" Tripod 
  • William Optics Extension bar for SkyGuider Pro
  • Newest version 2 - includes new focuser with tensioner, camera angle adjuster, cat paw scope clamp, and DSD dovetail bar.
  • 51mm quadruplet ED APO f/4.9 (250mm fl)
  • FPL53 & FPL51 glass 
  • 3.2 lbs tube weight.
  • 44mm imaging circle with a flat field edge to edge for full-frame sensors
  • Dual Vixen and Arca Swiss Dovetail
  • M48 thread to accept wide t-rings/t-mounts
  • Case included
  • Payload 11 lbs (5kg) (balanced with DEC mounting bracket, exclude CW)
  • Silent tracking for smooth camera motion, perfect for long-term exposures
  • Detachable alt-az base with fine latitude and azimuth adjusters for easy polar alignment
  • Includes iOptron AccuAlign dark-field illuminated polar scope or iPolar Electronic polar scope (select option).
  • 4 tracking speed (1X, 1/2X, solar and lunar). 1X celestial tracking for imaging the sky and stars; 1/2X tracking speed for imaging both the starry night and the landscapes at the same time
  • Operation in both northern and southern hemisphere
  • Built-in rechargeable battery for up to 20 hours of operation (20°C)
  • Built-in ST-4 autoguiding port
  • Micro USB port for power, charging and firmware upgrade
  • Vixen dovetail saddle for scope mounting