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#1 aneeg

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Posted 07 September 2021 - 08:27 AM

Is there a way to swap the Vixen rail for a Losmandy rail on a Mewlon 210?

 

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Posted 07 September 2021 - 08:48 AM

Assuming you are trying to put your Mewlon on a  Losmandy G11 mount you can buy a saddle for the mount that accommodates the Vixen dovetail from ADM Accessories.  You can even buy a dual saddle for both Losmandy and Vixen dovetails all in one.

 

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Posted 07 September 2021 - 09:50 AM

Arne,

 

Just a thought:

A Universal D (Losmady) dovetail bar might work for you as it provides some flexibility in bolt hole locations. Measure you current bolt size and location then check ADM.

 

I had to replace the TAK Vixen dovetail bar with ADM D on my Mewlon 180C as it was not wide enough to hold securely.


Edited by Xeroid, 07 September 2021 - 09:53 AM.


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Posted 07 September 2021 - 10:07 AM

Assuming you are trying to put your Mewlon on a  Losmandy G11 mount you can buy a saddle for the mount that accommodates the Vixen dovetail from ADM Accessories.  You can even buy a dual saddle for both Losmandy and Vixen dovetails all in one.

 

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This is what I did with mine instead of changing the dovetail. It was rock solid with the ADM dual saddle. 


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Posted 07 September 2021 - 10:38 AM

I replaced the Tak “Vixen-like” dovetail plate on my 210 with an ADM 11” universal D plate. The holes on the 210 are spaced 107mm and are threaded for M5 machine screws. An added advantage of the 4” wide D plate is that it completely covers the painted Tak casting to prevent scarring it in the mounting process. 



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Posted 07 September 2021 - 10:52 AM

Thanks, Guys!
On to the ADM site to order.

 

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Posted 07 September 2021 - 11:02 AM

Dave, I havent decided on mount yet. Using the AZMP at the moment, But have a hard time chosing between MyT, Avalon etc.

I have been on the Mach2 waiting list for a couple of years, but are about to give up waiting.

 

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Posted 07 September 2021 - 12:13 PM

No one has answered the original question.  I really dislike the Vixen dovetails so I replaced it with a Losmandy.  It fits just fine with no modifications.  I got the 8" one.


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#9 aneeg

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Posted 07 September 2021 - 01:43 PM

Which one, Bill? There are several 8 inch ondes.

 

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Posted 07 September 2021 - 02:48 PM

Oops, sorry.  It was:

 

DUP7- 7" UNIVERSAL DOVETAIL PLATE SHORT

 

I suspect any of the DUP plates would work, but I'm not positive.


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#11 Rasfahan

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Posted 08 September 2021 - 05:59 AM

There are also adapters from vixen dovetail to Losmandy plate. This was rock solid for my RC8, used photographically at full FL (1600mm):

https://www.teleskop...ndy-Level.html 




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