Hello Space Wizards! I am trying to find the best dovetail for my situation.
I got a Meade ETX 80 that I am trying to mount onto the secondary saddle of my new LX65. The ETX80's shoe is about 62mm long and has 2x 1/4×20 SHCS slots that are about 32mm apart.
I am also trying to hook up my 1lb DSLR to the ETX80 and the saddle is only rated for 7lbs. So my dovetail can't exceed 3 pounds or i'll be overweight.
I imagine a longer dovetail will be useful for balancing and I keep eyeballing the 7" universal ones.
Does anyone have a recommended dovetail for this circumstance? I have never purchased a dovetail so I am very sorry if this all seems trivial.
Thanks for reading and clear skies.
P.S. I got the 8" ACF No clearness yet but oooooooh am I ready!!!!