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#1 jeffery

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 12:29 PM

I am going to buy a discmount DM-6 alt-az mount. It will have a G11 saddle. My existing Intes-MAK has a Vixen GP dovetail on it, and I am also going to buy a TMB-80 who's shoe is also Vixen GP compatible.

Will this fit a G11 Saddle?

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 12:46 PM

First of all, welcome to Cloudy Nights.

Second, the DM-6 is a very nice alt-az mount. I think you will like it a lot.

To answer your question, No. The Vixen dovetail is narrower than the standard Losmandy dovetail, so that G-11 saddle will be too wide. The easy fix is to get an adapter from ADM like this: Losmandy-Vixen . Then you could use either type of dovetail with your mount.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 08:13 PM

Thanks for the info, that adapter just might save me a couple of hundred in dovtails and rings






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