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Agena Synta / Vixen Style Dovetail Mounting Base / Shoe for Finders - Standard # FURB

4.9 (16 Reviews) Read Reviews Write Review
Brand Agena AstroProducts
Part Number OFIN-AG-FURB
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Manufacturer Description

Synta-style dovetail base for finders and finder brackets. Will work with most compatible bracket designs from Celestron, Orion, Synta, Vixen, etc. Not meant for SCT telescopes which need a wider screw hole spacing. Please see the photos for detailed dimensions and to determine compatibility with your telescope or finder/finder bracket - we are unable to make specific recommendations about compatibility.

Drilled (but not threaded) to accommodate screws up to 4mm in diameter. Center-to-center screw hole spacing on your telescope must be 18.6mm (0.76") in order for this dovetail base to be compatible. Fits tubes 3.25" and larger in tube diameter (not telescope aperture), as well as flat surfaces.

The base is made of die-cast metal and features a large thumbscrew lock. Includes two M4 screws, although your telescope might require different screws. Finish may be smooth black or hammertone gray, depending on available stock. Style of large silver locking thumbscrew may vary.

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4.9 (Based on 16 Reviews) 100% of reviewers recommended this product.
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      Review by David L.
      1550273327
      Feb 15, 2019

      5.0 Good product, reasonable price

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      Well made and does the job.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by Luis R.
      1506411495
      Sep 26, 2017

      5.0 Strong and Quality

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      Very strong construction, item was as I expected

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by Benjamin G.
      1498738441
      Jun 29, 2017

      5.0 Outstanding addition

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      Superb Quality

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by David E.
      1482620961
      Dec 24, 2016

      5.0 Good purchase

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      Base works very well at a good price. Sipping was fast too.

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    5. Tim

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      Review by TK of Iowa.
      1444608000
      Oct 11, 2015

      5.0 Agena Synta Vixen Style Dovetail base

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      Mounts Easily,Works Well,Strong Construction,Easy to Use,Lightweight

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      I bought this vixen style dovetail mount for use on a refractor to mount a finder scope. It mounts easily and holds the finder scope securely. Great, simple product. I've purchased many products from Agena, and have always been very happy with their service.

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      Review by Paul K of Galesville, WI.
      1436054400
      Jul 4, 2015

      5.0 Exactly What I needed, at the Lowest Price I Could Find

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

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      I bought these for a 14-inch reflector I'm building. I wanted two so that I could easily move my finder from awkward angles when using the scope on my EQ mount. Agena had everal finder shoe options, all at great prices, and these were exactly right.

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    7. Wayne

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      Review by wboeck of Omaha.
      1427587200
      Mar 28, 2015

      5.0 Excellent quality

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      Lightweight,Easy to Use,Strong Construction

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      Works great

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      Review by Paul of Galesville, WI.
      1410220800
      Sep 8, 2014

      5.0 Best price I found for just what I need!

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      Strong Construction,Perfect Fit,Easy to Use,Compact

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      I needed a finder bracket for my refractor, and this one was just right. The 'legs' on the sides were high enough that the bracket screwed on squarely and tightly to the round tube of the focuser. The description at Agena made it clear that this would be sure, whereas other sites didn't.

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      Review by Which star is that? of UK.
      1410220800
      Sep 8, 2014

      5.0 It works!

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      Nicely made at a good price

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      Review by RickyRonRM of Whittier, CA.
      1410048000
      Sep 6, 2014

      5.0 Agena sells quality products,

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

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      This Dovetail Mounting Base is useful for all sizes of telescopes. The most important information I can say about the use is that it allows you to easily remove a mounted accessory to avoid damage during the transportation and storage.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by Z80 of Noumea, New Caledonia, Oceania.
      1403740800
      Jun 25, 2014

      5.0 Handy and efficient add-on

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      Easy to Use,Compact,Strong Construction,Lightweight

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      Perfect for adding a small guidescope and still being able to use your finder.

      The kind of item you're glad to find when you need it!

      I'm using an Antares 80mm giant findercope with and added helical focuser, so I can use it with a guiding camera. The additonal shoe allows me to plug my spare 90

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by Mike in Kentucky of Frankfort, KY.
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      Mar 24, 2013

      5.0 Good, simple product; great price

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

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      This finder base is exactly what I needed, and Agena has always been very responsive when I've ordered.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by hottr6 of Magdalena, NM.
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      Dec 11, 2012

      5.0 A small, but critical accessory

      Pros:

      Easy To Attach To Ota

      Cons:

      Set Screw Is Metal

      Comments:

      Some amateur astronomers have multiple telescopes, each dedicated to achieving the user's whims. One problem with having many different 'scopes is that the finder telescope supplied with each may not only have very different build and use philosophies (e.g., red-dot, optical, Telrad, green-laser-pointer, etc), but they are generally not interchangeable between telescopes. Enter the Vixen dovetail mounting base. I have one of these on each of my OTAs, that enables me to use the same finder on each telescope. Furthermore, by purchasing appropriate mounting accessories, I can now transfer my GLP, or Telrad, or red-dot finder, or 6x30, or 8x50 optical finders between OTAs. This would not be possible without this inexpensive, but highly utilitarian and indispensible piece of equipment.

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      Review by qq32964 of Union City, CA.
      1335744000
      Apr 29, 2012

      5.0 Great product and fast shipping.

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      Accurate

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      Accurate

      Comments:

      Great product and fast shipping.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by Don of Denton, TX.
      1243382400
      May 26, 2009

      5.0 Very good product.

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      Casual/ Recreational

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      Casual/ Recreational

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      Really just a simple dovetail shoe that works with Orion type finders and accessories.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by gdjsky01 of Southern California, USA.
      1243382400
      May 26, 2009

      4.0 Fine. No complaints

      Pros:

      Accurate,Strong Construction

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      These work with various chinese and such finder stalks. What's to say? They are well made and work.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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