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Nippon
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Tele Vue Vixen style adapter on CG5
      #4516920 - 04/14/11 01:05 AM

Has anyone got a Tele Vue scope mounted on a CG5 with the Vixen style dovetail made by Tele Vue. It does not seem, at least from photos, that there is room for the safety lips at each end of the TV adapter to clear the plastic motor housing on the CG5.

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Re: Tele Vue Vixen style adapter on CG5 new [Re: Nippon]
      #4518635 - 04/14/11 08:20 PM Attachment (23 downloads)

Safety lips?




I didn't know those protrusions were called that.

Fits fine on my CG-5 with a little room to spare, remember to use the notched side next to the threaded lock knob or it will fall off.


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Nippon
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Re: Tele Vue Vixen style adapter on CG5 new [Re: Jim7728]
      #4519028 - 04/14/11 10:58 PM

Yeah I guess safety lips sounds a little silly but you know what I meant. I also should have been more specific. I meant the Goto CG5. The plastic housing for the Dec. motor assembly wraps around the front of the mount and appears flush or nearly flush with the seat of the CG5's Vixen style saddle in photos I have seen of the CG5. The last time I saw a CG5 at a star party was some time ago and I wasn't thinking of buying one then so did not pay much attention.

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Re: Tele Vue Vixen style adapter on CG5 new [Re: Nippon]
      #4519623 - 04/15/11 07:09 AM

Okay. I also had a goto version, but don't think I owned TV with the TV/Vixen dovetail on it. It should fit, but you could always replace it with the Astro Tech. universal 8" vixen dovetail which I have for my TV-85.

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Nippon
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Re: Tele Vue Vixen style adapter on CG5 new [Re: Jim7728]
      #4520597 - 04/15/11 03:55 PM

Yeah I know about the AT Vixen dovetail and there are others but I rather like the TV version because of the notch and the "lips" and I can just bolt it to my Tele Vue Alt/AZ mount when I want to grab and go.

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