Losmandy 14" Dovetail Plate For Astro-Physics Rings


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A Losmandy Dovetail drilled specifically for your Astro-Physics 4", 5", 6", or 7" ring set
Our Product #: DAP4567
Losmandy Product #: DAP 4/5/6/7

Product Description

This Losmandy Astro-Physics Ring dovetail plate, is their standard DUP plate with additional holes drilled for Astro-Physics rings. This plate will fit the top or bottom of their rings making mounting just about anything a breeze.

This universal dovetail plate fits the 75mm dovetail slot of the "D-Plate" saddle used on current Losmandy G11, HGM Titan,and GM-8 German equatorial mounts. It will also fit older GM-8 mounts that have been upgraded to the wider-dovetail G11 saddle plate, as well as Celestron CGEM, CI-700, CGE, and CGE Pro mounts.

It is designed primarily to hold the mounting rings of longer focal length Astro Physics, Astro-Tech, Borg, Celestron, Explore Scientific, Meade, Orion, Parallax, Questar, Stellarvue, Takahashi, TeleVue, Vixen, and William Optics refractors, plus those of the larger Questar, Meade, and Celestron catadioptric optical tubes. The dovetail has a series of 72 mounting holes on center-to-center separations of 35mm, 60mm, 1.25", 1.5" and 2", four centerline slots, and 10 centerline holes for installing virtually any configuration of mounting rings. The holes and slot are countersunk on the underside of the dovetail. This assures that 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. Thread-in bolts are provided to act as stops to keep the dovetail and optical tube from sliding out of the mount saddle should the mount's locking knob loosen accidentally. As a thoughtful touch, the corners of the 75mm dovetail are rounded to keep them from digging into the saddle and hanging up if the dovetail is not perfectly straight when it is installed on the mount.

The 0.7"thick dovetail is precision-machined of aluminum stock. It measures 14" long x4" wide overall and is anodized black for good looks and durability. It weighs 2.4lbs.

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These plates are solid and machined beautifully. Will mate perfectly to your scope and probably outlive you in terms of indestructible construction. Even if you don't use it with the scope it was designed for, (sell your scope for example), the extra holes will allow it to be a versatile plate for a variety of scopes as well. It's nice to have options with a dovetail and this plate served me well for Astrophotography on my Atlas EQ-G Mount. Highly Recommended (Posted on 1/3/2019)
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The Losmandy dovetail has an excellent combination of 1/4-20 through holes and threaded ones as well. I have been able to mate my William Optics rings and Esprit 80 APO, Takahashi FSQ-106N with Parallax Rings and ES127ed APO to this dovetail. Repeatable balance on the CGEPro mount saddle is facilitated with a graduated scale on the side of the dovetail. This is a high quality dovetail professionally finished that will serve my needs for years to come. (Posted on 10/7/2018)
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