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Mike E.
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Reged: 01/26/10

Loc: Moonstone Observatory
Saddle for 1.5" diameter Dovetail ?
      #5807358 - 04/18/13 06:25 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 ?

Thanks.


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Fred1
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Reged: 09/19/07

Loc: Somewhere in the Orion Spur
Re: Saddle for 1.5" diameter Dovetail ? new [Re: Mike E.]
      #5807534 - 04/18/13 07:21 PM

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

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Mike E.
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 01/26/10

Loc: Moonstone Observatory
Re: Saddle for 1.5" diameter Dovetail ? new [Re: Fred1]
      #5808111 - 04/19/13 03:43 AM

Quote:

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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Astrojensen
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Loc: Bornholm, Denmark
Re: Saddle for 1.5" diameter Dovetail ? new [Re: Mike E.]
      #5808168 - 04/19/13 06:09 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.


Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark


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Astrojensen
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Re: Saddle for 1.5" diameter Dovetail ? new [Re: Astrojensen]
      #5808175 - 04/19/13 06:18 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-planetarium.de/sektion/s04/s04.htm#klemme_200mm


Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark


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Mike E.
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 01/26/10

Loc: Moonstone Observatory
Re: Saddle for 1.5" diameter Dovetail ? new [Re: Astrojensen]
      #5808579 - 04/19/13 12:32 PM

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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