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Blair Lade, of the Astronomical Society of South Australia, first pointed out the problems with many commercially designed Dovetails and Attachments. Blair has been the societies equipment officer for the past number of years.

With the help of an experienced engineer and machinist, a number of components for various popular model Mounts were developed. "Components have been designed and engineered for rigidity and strength. The use of sound mechanical principles results in repetitive mating of components without damaging dovetail faces, thereby maintaining greater accuracy over their life". The systems are designed to replace the current systems which accompany many popular mounts. "It was Blair who showed me the setup he had at the time. The setup had ball end thumbscrews biting into the Dovetail. This caused peening/denting to the Dovetail faces to the point where they would not mate accurately, unless a metal file was used, to dress flat the facings."

The Side By Side setup is generally used for camera work where stability is paramount. The configuration is generally setup and dismantled each night or each time it's used. Once aligned the user would expect to setup each time without realignment.

This is where the design came from, the recesses in the dovetail faces where the thumbscrews bite, the special brass insert thumbscrews, the important heavy duty cross section of the dovetail plate which resists bend.

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CNC MILLED DOVETAIL PLATES, SIDE BY SIDE SETUPS, REPLACEMENT HEADS, GUIDE RINGS, ACCESSORIES, ADAPTORS, MOUNT UPGRADES


RIGID CAMERA TO TRIPOD ADAPTOR

127mm Triplet Apo 127mm Triplet Apo - Knurled Knob - 90mm x 53mm x 40mm - Anodised Matt Black - High Quality Aluminium $40AUD Do you own a Plastic Binocular to Tripod Adaptor? If you do, you would be aware of how wobbly they are! We have designed a new, rigid Binocular to Tripod Adaptor from aluminium. The Adaptor is Black Anodised, with a thick Knurled Knob for ease of use.

TELESCOPE HEAVY DUTY DOVETAIL PLATES

- "V" Tail (Vixen, SkyWatcher, Celestron etc.) - "D" Tail (Losmandy, CGE, Novosibirsk etc.) 127mm Triplet Apo SB350-S "V" Tail Heavy Duty Dovetail Plate - "V" Tail - 350mm x 80mm x 24mm - Anodised Matt Black - Holds 2x Saddle Plates - High Quality Aluminium $115AUD 127mm Triplet Apo SB500-S "V" Tail Heavy Duty Dovetail Plate - "V" Tail - 500mm x 80mm x 24mm - Anodised Matt Black - Holds 3x Saddle Plates - High Quality Aluminium $145AUD 127mm Triplet Apo SB600-S "V" Tail Heavy Duty Dovetail Plate - "V" Tail - 600mm x 80mm x 24mm - Anodised Matt Black - Holds 3x Saddle Plates - High Quality Aluminium - Lightend $185AUD Losmandy Style 350mm Dovetail Plate SB350-L "D" Tail Heavy Duty Dovetail Plate - "D" Tail - 350mm x 80mm x 24mm - Anodised Matt Black - Holds 3x Saddle Plates - High Quality Aluminium $110AUD losmandy Style 500mm Heavy Duty Dovetail Plate SB500-L "D" Tail Heavy Duty Dovetail Plate - "D" Tail - 500mm x 80mm x 24mm - Anodised Matt Black - Holds 3x Saddle Plates - High Quality Aluminium $145AUD losmandy Style 600mm Havy Duty Dovetail Plate SB600-L "D" Tail Heavy Duty Dovetail Plate - "D" Tail - 600mm x 80mm x 24mm - Anodised Matt Black - Holds 3x Saddle Plates - High Quality Aluminium - Lightened $175AUD 127mm Triplet Apo SB350StoL "V" to "D" (Male to Male) Heavy Duty Dovetail Plate - Converts "V" to "D" to fit Losmandy etc. Accessories: LOSMANDY ACCESSORIES - 350mm x 80mm x 24mm - Anodised Matt Black - High Quality Aluminium $125AUD 127mm Triplet Apo SB150S "V" Tail Heavy Duty Dovetail Plate - "V" Tail - 150mm x 50mm x 24mm - Anodised Matt Black - Optical Tube Assembley/Guide Rings Dovetail Plate - High Quality Aluminium $62AUD Celestron SB200S "V" Tail Heavy Duty Dovetail Plate - "V" Tail - 200mm x 50mm x 24mm - Anodised Matt Black - Optical Tube Assembley/Guide Rings Dovetail Plate - High Quality Aluminium $68AUD

TELESCOPE SIDE BY SIDE SADDLES

127mm Triplet Apo SM78S "V" Tail Side by Side Saddle - "V" Tail - 78mm x 78mm x 23mm - Anodised Matt Black - Holds all "V" Tail Male Plates - High Quality Aluminium - Brass inserts in Clamp Screws - Can be mounted at 90 $68AUD 127mm Triplet Apo SM78S-T "V" Tail Side by Side Saddle suits Takahashi - "V" Tail - 78mm x 78mm x 23mm - Anodised Matt Black - Holds all "V" Tail Male Plates and Takahashi - High Quality Aluminium - Brass inserts in Clamp Screws - Can be mounted at 90 $78AUD 127mm Triplet Apo SM80L "D" Tail Side by Side Saddle - "D" Tail - 78mm x 78mm x 19mm - Anodised Matt Black - Holds all "D" Tail Male Plates - High Quality Aluminium - Spring Loaded for conveinance (won't spin around upon loosening) - Can be mounted at 90 $85AUD

TELESCOPE GUIDE RINGS

127mm Triplet Apo 140mm Guide Rings with SB150S/SB200S (150mm or 200mm) Small Heavy Duty Dovetail Plate - "V" Tail - 140mm ID. - Anodised Matt Black - Fits SM78S "V" Tail Side by Side Saddle - High Quality Aluminium - Clamp Screws have Plastic Inserts - Extra Holes for Mounting $197AUD (SB150S) $203AUD (SB200S) 127mm Triplet Apo 108mm Guide Rings with SB150S/SB200S (150mm or 200mm) Small Heavy Duty Dovetail Plate - "V" Tail - 108mm ID. - Anodised Matt Black - Fits SM78S "V" Tail Side by Side Saddle - High Quality Aluminium - Clamp Screws have Plastic Inserts - Extra Holes for Mounting $182AUD (SB150S) $188AUD (SB200S)

TELESCOPE MOUNT REPLACEMENT HEADS

127mm Triplet Apo Heavy Duty EQ5 (HEQ5) Replacement Head - Allows "V" or "D" Tail Side by Side Saddle to be mounted (SM78S & SM78L) - Replaces current Head allowing "D" Tail or "V" Tail Side by Side Saddles - Anodised Matt Black - High Quality Aluminium $50AUD 127mm Triplet Apo EQ6 Replacement Head - Allows "V" or "D" Tail Side by Side Saddle to be mounted (SM78S & SM78L) - Replaces current Head allowing "D" Tail or "V" Tail Side by Side Saddles - Anodised Matt Black - High Quality Aluminium $55AUD

EXAMPLE DOVETAIL SETUPS

127mm Triplet Apo After Replacing the HEQ5 or EQ6 with the new Head ($50AUD or $55AUD), the bolt holes allow the SM78S ($68AUD) & SM78L($85AUD) to be mounted to it. This photo shows the "D" Side by Side Saddle Plate fitted to the Replacement Head. 127mm Triplet Apo I have inserted a 600mm x 80mm x 24mm "D" Tail Heavy Duty Dovetail Plate ($185AUD) into the "D" Side Saddle ($85AUD). The 600mm Dovetail Plate holds 3 Side by Side Saddles. 127mm Triplet Apo On one end of the 600mm Dovetail Plate ($185AUD) I have mounted a "V" Tail Side Saddle ($68AUD). 127mm Triplet Apo I've inserted into the "V" Side Saddle ($68) a 150mm Small Heavy Duty Dovetail Plate complete with 140mm Guide Rings ($197AUD). The Rings are sold with the 150mm Dovetail. Let us know if you require the Rings only. 127mm Triplet Apo I've removed the Guide Rings and Small Dovetail, and inserted a "V" Tail to "D" Tail (male to male) Heavy Duty Dovetail Plate ($125AUD). This Allows the various female "D" fittings to be used. Probably the most common are Losmandy Rings. A list of items can be seen on the Losmandy Dovetails page:
LOSMANDY ACCESSORIES 127mm Triplet Apo I've removed our Guide Rings and Small Dovetail, and inserted a "V" Tail to "D" Tail (male to male) Heavy Duty Dovetail Plate ($125AUD). This Allows the various female "D" fittings to be used. Probably the most common are the Losmandy Guide Rings. A list of items can be seen on the Losmandy Dovetails page:
LOSMANDY ACCESSORIES 127mm Triplet Apo I've removed the Losmandy Guide Rings and mounted the Losmandy Camera Mount (DCM2) instead. 127mm Triplet Apo I've removed the Camera Mount and "D" to "V" Male to Male Dovetail Plate, leaving the "V" Tail Side by Side Saddle. This image show the Nylon Style Guide Rings ($85AUD) mounted on a 20cm long Standard Chinese "V" Tail Plate ($36AUD). The Nylon Rings adequately hold 2kg of Guide Scope. Guide Rings Since the 600mm Dovetail ($175AUD) holds 3 Saddles, I've arranged from left, a "D" Tail Side by Side Saddle (SM78L $85AUD). At center, there is a "V" Tail Side by side Saddle (SM78S $90AUD) holding a "V" Tail to "D" Tail (Male to Male) Dovetail Plate ($125AUD), with a Losmandy DCM2 Camera Adaptor. On the right there is our 140mm Guide Rings with 150mm Small Dovetail ($197AUD) mounted on a "V" Tail Side by Side Saddle (SM78S $68AUD).

LOSMANDY STYLE WEIGHTS

127mm Triplet Apo Losmandy 7lb Weight with Metal Locking Screw $78AUD Guide Rings Losmandy 11lb Weight with Metal Locking Screw $90AUD Guide Rings Losmandy 21lb Weight with Metal Locking Screw $165AUD

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