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Agena 8" Anodized Dovetail Bar for EQ5 and Other Mounts

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Brand Agena AstroProducts
Part Number PAMA-AG-EQ5DTB8
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Manufacturer Description

The Agena 8" dovetail bar is made of extruded aluminum and black anodized. This will allow you to couple telescope tubes to a telescope mount. It will fit many CGx and EQx series mounts sold under a variety of brand names. Please check the detailed product dimensions in photo 2 above to determine compatibility with your mount or tube rings. Weight = 6.7oz / 190g.

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4.9 (Based on 39 Reviews) 95% of reviewers recommended this product.
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      Review by James C.
      1551562399
      Mar 2, 2019

      4.0 Edge hd8

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      Works fine but had to create slot in one hole to fit the scope. Apps needed a longer screw for that position.

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      Review by Stephen T.
      1543775893
      Dec 2, 2018

      5.0 Agena V Series Vixen-Style Dovetail Bar for EQ5 and Other Mounts - 210

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      Solid piece. Shipped and received fast.

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      Review by Jim A.
      1538014025
      Sep 26, 2018

      5.0 Vixen style dovetail bar

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      This bar worked perfect to remount my Celestron nexstar 102 SLT OTA.

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      Review by Michael P.
      1535346825
      Aug 26, 2018

      4.0 Dovetail bar

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      The dovetail bar is good quality and the correct size and length. The bolts were different size for the factory holes in my 30+ year old Celestron 8. I was able to drill and tap the holes for the hex bolts included and it is now attached securely to the telescope.

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      Review by perry k.
      1532019777
      Jul 19, 2018

      5.0 nice little dovetail

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      This mount will work out perfect under my ota.
      I have modified it by tapping the two 1/4 inch thru holes out to 5/16 24 threaded .
      Now it is coupled to my rings and my scope will fit on my alt/az tripod as well as my equatorial mount.
      This dovetail has a good anodized finish over what appears to be a well machined slab of aluminum.
      I anticipate many years of service.

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      Review by Thomas D.
      1522664499
      Apr 2, 2018

      5.0 WORKED WELL FOR SPECIAL BUILD

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      I ~needed~ a rail to slide 70mm binos fore-aft. Used this "upside-down", with a GSO citcular base above. Very good.

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      Review by Robert C.
      1521804019
      Mar 23, 2018

      5.0 Excellent!

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      Exactly what I needed to attach a DSLR camera to my tracker.

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      Review by Stephen S.
      1519318696
      Feb 22, 2018

      5.0 Well done

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      What I needed. Right price. Great service.

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      Review by Allan H.
      1516012523
      Jan 15, 2018

      5.0 Agena V Series Vixen-Style Dovetail Bar (8.3") Long # EQ5DTB8

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      I have a telescope that I could not find rings for and used this dovetail bar and hose clamps from an auto store. Works great, I now can use on my vixenmount tripod and it also now goes on my tripod with standard camer adapter. I love it!

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      Review by George G.
      1515464812
      Jan 8, 2018

      5.0 No limits

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      Mounted this dovetail on my Orion ED80 with rings. Now I have 5 inches of dovetail on the backend .... this let's me also mount the ED80 on my SE mount and not worry about hitting the base when heading toward the Zenith. I had a spliced dovetail arrangement before with 2 8inch dovetails but this is the way I see as the best.

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      Review by Edward M.
      1510284737
      Nov 9, 2017

      5.0 Perfect as usual

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      Needed a dovetail for my ST120. Fits and works perfectly.

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      Review by Fred P.
      1509102513
      Oct 27, 2017

      5.0 Excellent Service

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      Always

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      Review by Paul T.
      1502986220
      Aug 17, 2017

      5.0 Vixen-Style Dovetail Bar

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      I needed this bar to mount a refractor. Great quality - works just right. And, I love buying from Agena. Fast shipping, courteous staff, quality products - awesome shopping experiences.

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      Review by Dale P.
      1502107699
      Aug 7, 2017

      5.0 Great item

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      I wanted a longer vixen style bar to improve the balance of my rig. Great price point...quite happy.

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      Review by David Freeman
      1499340667
      Jul 6, 2017

      5.0 Works great on my Vintage 90mm Meade

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      I purchased this for use on my 90mm Meade. It is very study and works great! I have no issue and it is a great value!

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      Review by Van W.
      1493567844
      Apr 30, 2017

      5.0 A simple Piece of Metal

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      This is a Vixen style dovetail bar for connecting optical components to mounts. In some cases you may have to drill additional holes to fit your equipment. Comes with a number of 1/4"-20 tapped hols for connecting to photographic tripods.

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      Review by Richard B.
      1484490672
      Jan 15, 2017

      5.0 Essential dovetail found at Agena at a great price

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      I recently bought a used 6" f/8 refractor complete with rings and a Losmandy plate; but I needed a different type, the vixen dovetail to mount the OTA on my CG5. Agena sold this one, postpaid, at a wonderfully low price, and while the plate isn't quite the same as a true Vixen dovetail, it's close enough and worked fine.

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      Review by Jason H.
      1483452579
      Jan 3, 2017

      5.0 Good dovetail

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      This is a great deal. It comes with some hardware that is useful. I use it for a second bar on an xlt 150. It functions as a handle and a mount for accessories.

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      Review by Astrocat48 of Seguin Texas.
      1453593600
      Jan 23, 2016

      5.0 Extra dovetail bar makes a Low cost DSLR tracker!

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      Easy to Use,Strong Construction

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      I use this Dovetail Bar to attach a DSLR to a CG-5 EQ mount.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by Cystokid of Boyne City, MI.
      1453593600
      Jan 23, 2016

      5.0 Perfect for what is needed

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      Easy To Drill And Tap,Easy to Use,Accurate,Strong Construction,Well Machined And Excelle

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      Great when I needed to mount a new guidescope/ring system to my equipment. I've used pieces of it to attach camera mounts for piggyback shots, etc. If you do any changing or customizing of your astro equipment, having one or two of these around is an absolute must!

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by Phil of Pottsboro, Texas.
      1436054400
      Jul 4, 2015

      4.0 Dovetail mount works

      Pros:

      Accurate,Easy Transition From Tube,Lightweight,Easy to Use

      Cons:

      Unstable,Not Wide Enough

      Comments:

      This dovetail bar is sized to handle up to an 6 inch tube about 4 foot long. Any bigger creates some amount of "play", movement, from tube torque.
      I AM using the dovetail bar on a 10 inch tube 6 feet long. There IS discernable "creep" between hand movements of tube and the mount. There is some reflex between tube and mount when trying to carefully aim scope.

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      Review by Diverdan of Chickasaw, Alabama.
      1435449600
      Jun 27, 2015

      5.0 Agena Anodized Doverail Bar

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      Accurate,Easy to Use,Compact,Lightweight

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      Does what it's supposed to do. I use it on my f10 4 inch refractor.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by JJ of South Dakota.
      1435363200
      Jun 26, 2015

      5.0 Worked perfect for my application

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      Strong Construction

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      Perfect match to my Orion dovetail.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by mike h of Yukon, PA.
      1427500800
      Mar 27, 2015

      5.0 Gets the job done

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      Easy to Use,Gets the job done,Lightweight,Accurate,Strong Construction

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      Nicely made, great price, gets the job done.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by Brett of OK.
      1422748800
      Jan 31, 2015

      5.0 Great dovetail

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      Easy to Use,Strong Construction,Accurate

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      It's a dovetail.... and it works great. Cannot ask for more!

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? No
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      Review by Max Headroom of Vail, AZ.
      1422662400
      Jan 30, 2015

      5.0 What more can be said?

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      Easy to Use,Accurate,Lightweight,Strong Construction

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      This dovetail bar fits perfectly in 4 different scope mounts that take a dovetail bar like this. The finish is excellent as well.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by retired of Miami.
      1422662400
      Jan 30, 2015

      5.0 Excellent mounting bar

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      Accurate,Strong Construction

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      Added this to a small telescope. It worked out great. Great price.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by Aynali of Turkey, Izmir.
      1401667200
      Jun 1, 2014

      5.0 Good product

      Pros:

      Easy to Use,Strong Construction,Compact

      Cons:

      Heavy

      Comments:

      Skywatcher mount and 10" Newtonian telescope

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by wsouza of Brazil.
      1392336000
      Feb 13, 2014

      5.0 Good product

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      Easy to Use,Strong Construction,Lightweight

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      Good product, well made. Fits well on my GSO SkyView Deluxe Alt-Az Mount

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by Geoff M of Tahoe, CA.
      1391904000
      Feb 8, 2014

      5.0 Good Value Dovetail Bar

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      Easy to Use,Lightweight

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      This was the best price I could find on a 13 inch dovetail bar. The quality is fine. Straight and strong for an extruded bar. I like the fact that the holes are not already counter-bored, so I can choose how I want to do it myself.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by Balu of Bloomington, IN.
      1390780800
      Jan 26, 2014

      5.0 Useful product

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      Lightweight,Easy to Use,Strong Construction

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      I have been using this product with my 80mm apo refractor along with the tube rings I purchased from Agena. It does the job well and what can you say about a dovetail plate as long as it does the job? The length of the plate I chose is a bonus as it helps me find accurate balance for the scope depending on whether I am observing or trying to take pictures with my dslr camera at prime focus.

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      Review by slipfit of Millersville, TN.
      1386374400
      Dec 6, 2013

      5.0 Perfect fit

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      Compact,Strong Construction,Lightweight,Easy to Use,Accurate

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      I got this for my Celestron C8 ota. The fit was perfect, removed screws on front and rear of the cell housing and mount the dovetail bar on the bottom of the ota. The only thing that was a problem was the screws were not long enough, went to hardware store, done.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by Paul of Long Island, NY.
      1375574400
      Aug 3, 2013

      5.0 Works on my EQ3 mount

      Pros:

      Lightweight,Strong Construction

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      I picked up a used Orion 100mm achromat. The included dovetail bar was too narrow to fit correctly in both my EQ3 and Astronomics Voyager mounts. In order to attach the dovetail bar with the hardware I had on hand I countersunk the 2 mounting holes I used. I could have just ordered some longer screws instead, but was in a hurry. From what I can tell, this is pretty much a universal bar that should fit many scopes.

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      Review by GBoulton of Nashville, TN.
      1369958400
      May 30, 2013

      5.0 Does the job nicely

      Pros:

      Strong Construction,Lightweight,Easy to Use

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      What can you really say about a dovetail bar? It arrived in good shape, slid right into the saddle, was easily drilled to hold rings where I needed them.

      It works like a charm.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by gustavo_sanchez of Isabela, Puerto Rico.
      1354406400
      Dec 1, 2012

      5.0 Simple hardware, good construction

      Pros:

      Strong Construction,Accurate

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      Good product, there's not much that could go wrong anyway, it's just a extruded aluminum bar. Good quality.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by Jyams of Memphis, TN.
      1348444800
      Sep 23, 2012

      5.0 Price, Quality, and Service

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      Accurate

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      Price, value, and service outstanding. Shipping fast and secure. Highly recommend.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by peeech of North Augusta, SC.
      1324857600
      Dec 25, 2011

      5.0 Excellent piece of kit!

      Pros:

      Strong,Strong Construction,Easy to Use

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      Strong, high-quality bar that allows proper balancing of 'scopes in a dovetail saddle. I have more than one of these from Agena who provides the best service available!

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by rguasto of Long Island, NY.
      1320537600
      Nov 5, 2011

      4.0 Great especially for the price

      Pros:

      Strong Construction

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      Fits my AT Voyager mount very well. Really can't beat it at the price.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by astRO_Mike of Bucharest, Romania.
      1319932800
      Oct 29, 2011

      4.0 Perfect fit dovetail bar

      Pros:

      Strong Construction,Accurate,Lightweight,Easy to Use

      Cons:

      Comments:

      The best thing was that its size matched the tube length, despite other C8 users who claimed a 16" length. Not at all, at 13" it fits like a glove :) It holds the OTA as it should and allowed me to use the telescope on my EQ5 mount (it originally had a Losmandy dovetail plate), with a little help from 2 extra aluminum blocks I made for it. It's slightly bent on its axis, but overall, it does its job nicely. Thanks Agena!

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? No
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