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#1 blb

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 03:19 PM

I have a Celestron C11 on the Celestron CG5-Go To mount. This mount has a vixen style dovetail that fits the LXD-75, Vixen and Celestron mounts. Well I upgraded and bought the new CGEM Mount for the C11. The existing dovetail dose not fit the new mount, it's a Losmandy style dovetail. Where can I get a new dovetail to fit the C11 and the CGEM Mount?
I am so looking forward to using this mount but as of yet I can't! :confused:

#2 jrcrilly

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 03:25 PM

Where can I get a new dovetail to fit the C11 and the CGEM Mount?


Here's one.

#3 Lane

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 04:04 PM

Here is another one.

#4 wsuriano

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 04:05 PM

Or you could just get a Losmandy to Vixen adapter for the mount so that any Vixen-style dovetail will work. Both ADM and Scopestuff have these. You may not want to buy new dovetails for all your Vixen-style scopes.

#5 AntarcticDave

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 04:28 PM

You could also buy an ADM saddle which accepts both the Vixen and Losmandy dovetails: ADM Dual Saddle

#6 Lane

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 05:22 PM

Dave's suggestion above is probably your best bet, because unfortunately the standard saddle on the CGEM does not fit the Losmandy or ADM plates as well as most people want. There is a big gap between the plate and the bottom of the saddle. It holds just fine, but it doesn't look safe, so many of us have bought the ADM Dual Saddle as a replacement. You may still want to get the bigger dovetail at some point in the future because it does make mounting the scope much easier, but I think you will be ok with the smaller dovetail plate. The ADM saddle also looks much better than the existing saddle.

#7 PhilCo126

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 04:34 AM

Well, I'm considering some ADM parts for the CGEM, looks like it's worth the money ?
http://www.admaccess...aneous_CGEM.htm






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