The 8.25" Orion Dovetail Mounting Plate provides a platform for coupling telescope optical tubes to the Orion EQ-13, AstroView, Meade LX-85 and any other mount that utilizes the Vixen style dovetail cradle. This "narrow-style" dovetail plate also works well with the Orion U-mount and VersaGo. The dovetail plate fits into the dovetail saddle on the mount head for easy attachment.
Ideal for amateur astronomers who have more than one telescope to use with a single mount, the 8.25" Orion Dovetail Mounting Plate is easy to use. Simply attach one to each of your telescopes, or telescope tube rings, and you'll be able to swap between your telescope optical tubes quickly and easily. Once you've attached your telescope or telescope tube rings to the Dovetail Mounting Plate, you can change telescopes on the mount without using tools!
This dovetail plates is made of extruded, anodized aluminum and weighs 6.5oz. The plate also has 1/4"-20 threaded holes along the centerline, allowing attachment of accessories secured from above. Through holes (unthreaded) on the ends allow for attachment of standard tube rings (sold separately).
Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact us at 800-447-1001.
8.5" dovetail mounting plate
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