I'm been searching for a solution to mount WO 50mm guide scope on TSA-120N.
Following Oyaji, I ordered Prima Luce 125mm rings, 240mm Losmandy, Vixen dovetail plates, and use the Vixen plate as handle bar.
Now with this combo, I have two options to attach the guide scope:
- Screw mount the guider directly onto the Vixen bar.
- Get a Vixen-style dovetail base.
Neither approach is satisfactory: With #1, I can't use the Vixen plate as handlebar since the guider is screw-mounted.
Solution #2 is aesthetically not pleasing because of the extra dovetail base.
While researching for better approaches, I came across the WO 243mm saddle handlebar. Its dimension is 3mm longer than the 240mm
Vixen plate. But the biggest bonus, for my purpose, is its built-in Vixen dovetail mount which works seamlessly with the WO guide scope.
The photos sort of give you an idea how the WO handle bar fits (using M6 screws) the Prima Luce rings. Dimension-wise it is not perfect
(243mm vs. 240mm), but the difference in length is negligible to me (~1mm on each end). I'm pretty happy with the result.
What? The color does not match? Sure enough a matching red WO bar would be perfect, but red seems no longer available from WO.
Personally I think black + red is a pretty nice color combo. I won't complain