This black anodized machined aluminum Vixen-Series Losmandy dovetail plate fits 8” Celestron and Meade optical tubes only. The dovetail bolts to the existing mounting holes at the 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock positions in the front and rear cells of the optical tube, using the supplied hardware. The Celestron 8” optical tube also requires curved mounting blocks #VCB8
if the spacing between the two mounting holes on the rear cell of the optical tube is 1.75” on center.
Installed on the bottom of the optical tube, the Vixen-style dovetail on the plate allows you to mount your optical tube on a Vixen Polaris, Great Polaris, or Sphinx mount; a Celestron CG-5 or Advanced Series mount; an Orion Sirius or Atlas mount; a Meade LXD-75 mount; or any other mount having a Vixen-style saddle plate.
Since the dovetail plate will mount on either the top or bottom of the optical tube, you can install a dovetail on the top of the optical tube for mounting Losmandy Vixen-Series accessories – piggybacks, photoguide rings, etc. Using the dovetail plate to hold accessories this way can be done with either a German equatorial mount or a fork mount scope.
The dovetail plate measures 0.5” thick x 1.75” wide x 13.50” in length, with 12.325/12.70” hole spacing. It weighs 1 lb. The corners of the dovetail are beveled with a radius curvature, rather than having a sharp 90° corner. This helps prevent the dovetail from hanging up in the mount’s saddle plate if the dovetail is inserted at a slight angle when setting up your scope.
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