Deep Sky Dad WO Redcat 51 Flap Panel
Deep Sky Dad WO Redcat 51 Flap PanelDeep Sky Dad WO Redcat 51 Flap PanelDeep Sky Dad WO Redcat 51 Flap Panel
Deep Sky Dad WO Redcat 51 Flap PanelDeep Sky Dad WO Redcat 51 Flap Panel

Deep Sky Dad WO Redcat 51 Flap Panel

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✓ 2 year warranty


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About this product

Model:  deepskydad_redcat51_flat_panel_noheater

Making flats can be quite cumbersome, especially if you stride towards automation and simplification of the process. The DAD flap panel makes making flat frames with your refractor telescopes part of automated routine, without hacks like LCD screens, sky with T-shirt etc.

While you image, flap panel is neatly tucked away next to the refractor tube. When you finish imaging, you simply close it up and turn on (dimmable) LED light. You can adjust the brightness according to your camera responsiveness/gain settings and different filters.

For those operating in high humidity conditions, DAD have also introduced an optional accessory – A built in heater, which keeps dew at bay.

DAD also offer an optional built in heater to keep dew at bay, so you do not need an extra heating strip! 


  • ASCOM supported
  • INDI supported
  • LED brightness control
  • 270 degree range of motion
  • built in heater (optional)
  • lightweight (300g)

NOTE: Power adapter not included. 


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Redcat flat flip panel
Friday, 22 October 2021  | 

I saw one at a star party an wanting to improve my flats decided to get one. Instant delivery and well packed. Although its a 3d printed item it looked good enough for the job intended but sadly the locking bolt on the tube clamp had been cross threaded an was useless. I managed with some difficulty to remove it as it was a captive nut and replaced it. FLO gave me a small refund . In use it works as intended but I use the asiair pro so I can not use it remotely However the download files include a control panel for my laptop and the brightness can be preset. As I mostly use a zw294mc with a filter, once the setting has been found all you need is a power source and the manual button turns the preset light on or off. A friend brought one an is a computer programmer so you can guess he has already written a programme to sort all his flats his way meaning the unit has great promise.


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