This general purpose Vixen-Style dovetail is 6" long and includes slotted holes for easy mounting to your own optical tube. Attach this to your scope, then use it to mount the scope assembly onto a suitable Vixen style Saddle Plate on a mount. Construction is cast aluminum. Includes two 1/4-20 by 1/2 inch socket head cap screws which are compatible with many popular models including Meade Coronado telescopes such as the SMT60 and SMT90.
Apr 27, 2019
Exactly what it sound like!Pros: Cons: Comments:
I bought a SolarMax II on clearance and needed a dovetail. Tricky part is the SolarMax II version used to have a flat bottomed clamshell on which to attach the dovetail, while the III has a curved clamshell. Turns out this dovetail will also fit the II, though.
Nice part (which should be trivial, but it's stull nice) is that this item comes with threaded screws that fit right into the bottom of the SolarMax II clamshell. They don't screw in very far because of their length, but they should be plenty to keep the telescope attached to the dovetail. Probably they would thread further into the III.
The threading is just your basic 1/4 inch 20, like a photo tripod. But it's nice not having to make a separate trip to the hardware store. Relatively inexpensive, too.
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comMar 25, 2019
Good fit on Solarmax 60mmPros: Cons: Comments:
Comes with 2 mounting screws. Screws are short enough they won't protrude through the rings and damage scope.
Dovetail has a hole in the center, and two slots that together cover almost the full length of the dovetail.
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comDec 19, 2018
Nice but not for the 90mmPros: Cons: Comments:
This is a nice economical Vixen style dovetail plate for the Coronado scopes. I put it on my double stacked SolarMax II and I just wasn't feeling confident. Not so much with this piece as I was with the connection to the mount. The DS 90mm is quite a beast!!! I feel much better with a Losmandy style dovetail plate and connection for this scope.
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