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#1 Dave Bush

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 05:50 PM

OK, so file this under the "not that important" dept.

 

Does anyone know where I can get the dovetail rail that comes with the 8" EdgeHD Evolution?  See photo for reference.

 

I have the Evo mount and separately bought the Edge OTA.  The OTA came with the CG5 rail which is Celestron Orange but I'm thinking I'd rather have the rail that actually identifies it as an Evolution etc.

 

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 06:33 PM

You may want to place a "Wanted to Buy" ad in the classified section...



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Posted 16 February 2019 - 07:25 PM

Dave - dumb question - did you call Celestron???

 

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 07:36 PM

Dave - dumb question - did you call Celestron???

 

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Not a dumb question.  It is Saturday though.  



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Posted 16 February 2019 - 08:22 PM

Sorry guys, I should have elaborated more than just "place an ad".

 

I was in the same predicament and I did contact Celestron. Their answer was that part(s) is not available separately, since the factory is in China and they don't sell small parts like this.

The dovetail has rubber caps at either end with the nameplate sliding into a 'vixen' type.

 

Here's a photo of it pulled apart:

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 10:29 PM

That's ideally what I want, that insert.  It would look great slid onto the orange rail.  

 

I'm going to post a wanted ad...



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Posted 16 February 2019 - 11:04 PM

That's ideally what I want, that insert.  It would look great slid onto the orange rail.  

 

I'm going to post a wanted ad...

I have looked at other vixen dovetails and none of them have the little 1/16 inch 'slots' that the thin metal plate slides into. Looks like it's a special set-up, plus the little rubber plugs don't seem to be made for anything else. 

Plus its mounted 90* off of where the standard Edge 8 dovetails are located.

I originally thought it was a decal on a normal flat sided dovetail. Thats what got me started on contacting Celestron to get the decal and the guy I chatted with explained how it was assembled and was not an available part.

Good luck on your search. Hopefully someone removed the one from their Evo mount to put a D style in its place... 


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