Astro-Tech 9" Vixen Universal Dovetail Plate


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This black-anodized Astro-Tech 9" universal dovetail plate lets you mount your favorite optical tubes on any altazimuth or equatorial mount that uses a Vixen-style dovetail saddle . . .
Our Product #: ATVUP9
Astro-Tech Product #: ATVUP9

Product Description

This black-anodized 9" Astro-Tech short universal dovetail plate fits the dovetail slot of the Vixen-style saddle used on current Vixen and Vixen-style altazimuth and German equatorial mounts. Such mounts include the Astro-Tech Voyager altazimuth; Celestron AVX, CG-5, and CG-4 equatorial mounts; and Vixen Polaris, Great Polaris, and Sphinx equatorials, as well as a variety of iOptron Mounts

The Astro-Tech universal dovetail is designed primarily to hold the mounting rings of short focal length Astro-Tech, TeleVue, William Optics, Takahashi, and Meade refractors, plus those of the smaller Astro-Tech, Questar, Meade, and Celestron catadioptric optical tubes.

The dovetail has six mounting holes that alternate from 6.9mm diameter unthreaded (to allow you to slip in your 1/4" 20 thread or 6mm bolts) to 6mm threaded mounting holes at one end of the dovetail and a 0.25" wide x 3.75" long slot on the plate's center-line from the other end. The configuration of the slot and mounting holes allows you to install virtually any configuration of mounting rings.

The underside of the dovetail slot is routed out to a depth of 7mm so that the mounting holes and slots are all effectively countersunk into the underside of the dovetail. This assures that the heads of the bolts holding the mounting rings will not protrude and keep the dovetail plate from sliding back and forth in the mount saddle for balancing.

The 5/8" thick dovetail is precision-machined of aluminum stock. It measures 232mm (9 & 3/16th") long x 43mm wide at its widest point (36mm wide across the top ring mounting surface) and is hard-anodized black for durability. It weighs 11.18 ounces.

Tech Details

Weight 11.18 ounces
Warranty 1 year


Review by:
I have three of the AT universal dovetail rails and they are awesome! For the money, you get the quality and versatility of one that costs a lot more. The machining, fit and finish is first rate. These are the only Vixen rails I will use. (Posted on 5/26/2024)
Review by:
Exactly what I needed to achieve perfect balance with my Astro-Tech 72ED refractor while using an older Canon T3i camera on my little tracking mount. A simple bolt on with no fuss, and it's universal with lots of options to mount my scope. (Posted on 12/10/2023)
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