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#1 Mike E.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:25 PM

Our Telementor refractor has a 1.5" wide dovetail. I would like to be able to attach it to other mounts, and have been trying to find an ADM " type " of saddle. I don't want to drill and tap the Telementor dovetail.
Is there a current source for smaller size dovetail saddles, or similar clamps ?

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#2 Fred1

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:21 PM

ADM will do custom orders.Just ask Anthony for a price.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 02:43 AM

ADM will do custom orders.Just ask Anthony for a price.


That would be great, I'll phone them, Thanks Fred. :)

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:09 AM

AP has a saddle that will fit the Vixen SP mount (and maybe the GP mount?). The Zeiss dovetail is identical to the AP one.


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:18 AM

Baader also has a saddle for Zeiss/AP dovetails. It has a hole pattern for AP mounts, but can probably be modified to adapt it to other mounts, such as Vixen.

http://www.baader-pl...tm#klemme_200mm


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#6 Mike E.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 11:32 AM

Thanks Thomas, it's nice to have a couple of options.

I saw a photo on the 60mm Yahoo Group site, where a Telementor OTA was attached to a Half/Hitch Mount. I never thought of the mount being practical for long refractors, but the combination looked suitable. As we have a Half/Hitch & Sky Commander, I would like to try this.






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