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Lalith
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Vixen type dovetail on SP mount
      #3116794 - 05/20/09 01:52 PM

I have a Vixen Super Polaris mount, which are designed to mount rings. Is there a simple way to modify it to mount a Vixen type dovetail bar?
One easy way I could think is to mount two small dovetail saddles on the holes for rings. But I could not find such small dovetail saddles in the market.
I am sure someone has already figured out a way. Please shere with me your ideas.


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Re: Vixen type dovetail on SP mount new [Re: Lalith]
      #3116899 - 05/20/09 02:57 PM

Losmandy makes the parts you need. You'll want an APP adaptor plate and a VSP saddle plate. Total price $85.

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Re: Vixen type dovetail on SP mount new [Re: Lalith]
      #3116903 - 05/20/09 02:58 PM


Try these vendors:

http://trapeziumtelescopes.com/index.php?page=vixen-great-polaris

http://www.kendauzat.net/other.htm

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Lalith
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Re: Vixen type dovetail on SP mount new [Re: Jim7728]
      #3119011 - 05/21/09 02:48 PM

Thanks John ,Jim!

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Re: Vixen type dovetail on SP mount new [Re: Jim7728]
      #3119185 - 05/21/09 04:30 PM Attachment (22 downloads)

FYI on the Trapezium product:

Note: The Vixen adaptor is currently out of production. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will let you know as soon as it's available again.

Also- scopestuff sells a Losmandy to Vixen "long" adapter saddle- the mount holes happen to line up exactly with the Vixen GP holes.

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