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    Default Re: Upgrading a stock mount



    Here is the description from Amazon:

    Dovetail mounting plate fits narrow Vixen-style saddles as found on Orion AstroView EQ, SkyView Pro EQ, Sirius EQ-G, and unaltered Atlas EQ-G telescope mounts
    Also fits the dovetail saddle found on Orion VersaGo II, SkyView AZ, and TeleTrack altazimuth telescope mounts
    Multiple holes along the length lets you mount equipment right where you need it
    Attach all manner of accessories including telescope tube rings and astrophotography cameras equipped with a tripod socket
    Black anodized, machined aluminum construction for rigid support of attached telescopes and accessories
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    Default Re: Upgrading a stock mount

    One other thing to worry about when buying rings and dovetails separately is whether the bolts on the rings match the holes in the dovetails. Some bolts are metric 6mm while others are 1/4"-20. If you get it wrong you will have drill/tap holes in the dovetail.

    Slotted dovetails solve this problem (the slots are wider) but you will need to find the nuts/washers/bolts separately. They also allow some flexibility in attaching rings to the dovetails, which can help in balancing the scope.

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    Default Re: Upgrading a stock mount

    The one I found on Amazon has both holes and slots.

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    Default Re: Upgrading a stock mount

    If the one you found is this

    https://www.amazon.com/Orion-7954-Un.../dp/B003CPNAYI

    it will not fit (as Gabby said)

    The description says it is "Losmandy style" which is 3" width. You need a "Vixen style" dovetail which is 1.75" width.
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    Default Re: Upgrading a stock mount

    Thank you all for the help. Soon I'll be able to some AP with a good mount.

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    Default Re: Upgrading a stock mount

    Not that one, it the Orion 7955 Narrow Universal Dovetail Plate, $44.99.

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    Default Re: Upgrading a stock mount

    Quote Originally Posted by TomTaylor View Post
    Not that one, it the Orion 7955 Narrow Universal Dovetail Plate, $44.99.
    Yes that is a Vixen Style dovetail.
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    Default Re: Upgrading a stock mount

    I want to thank everybody for your help. I did order and received the Sky-Watcher EQM-35 Pro and the Vixen Dovetail https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1. Got it all put together and it works (and fits) like a champ.

    The only other thing I ordered was the Celestron Power Tank for the power souce.

    The only think (and I can't wait!) is for clear skies (normal weather for summer in NE FLA) to get it into the field for a practical test.

    Thanks again
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