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Simple Vixen dovetail and ring pair to attach in a piggyback style a 80mm refractor telescope to your main scope using a ghetto style solution.
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Hi all. Just done an improvement to my AZ3 mount to allow easier & quicker changing of any telescope that will work OK with the mount. I have looked for a similar way to add a dovetail mount to the stand, but didn't find any easier way than this. I found a way to do this with two items available quite easily (and pretty cheaply) to enable this, which also doesn't require any extra holes to be drilled anywhere in either the mount or the relevant holders either.
The two items required for this mod are;
Camera adapter plate for AZ3 for £16;
And also a Universal dovetail platform, which I sourced from Sky's the Limit off eBay for £29.99;
The centre hole in the Universal dovetail platform can then screw onto the camera adapter plate via the large locking screw, with enough room for another securing bolt to secure it down further to stop any lateral movement to unscrew slightly sideways (one bolt shown in pictures, but going to secure with two bolts). The whole thing can then be bolted to the AZ3 mount with the supplied long bolts that came with the camera adapter plate.
So if your not great at any mods that require drilling etc, this could be a good way to allow easier mounting/dismounting of your scope if you have an AZ3 mount. Photos below show my ST80 ED DS-Pro 'frac on the mount.
Surplus to requirements, and therefore up for grabs a nice ADM Losmandy dovetail and clamp. Dovetail came to me pre-loved with a scope, clamp I bought new. As both are indestructible, they are in as good a condition as you will find, with the expected traces of normal use. See photo for dimensions.
Note: prices in EUR (euro)!
ADM Losmandy Dovetail: 35 euro ADM Losmandy Clamp: 20 euro I will take 50 euro for the pair. SOLD to @Tonynexevo925
Will ship to the UK at cost.
PayPal no fees / fees paid please.
I welcome any queries or comments.
Thanks for your interest.