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Hi there, Is there such a thing as a Vixen dovetail bar specifically designed for the EdgeHD? I note that there are CGE specific bars in the classic  Celestron orange livery, but I have been unable to find a vixen style equivalent.  I need the bar for my 8” Edge to allow the mounting of my new Guidescope mount.  If no exact equivalent, can someone recommend an appropriate replacement.  I am wary of plumbing for just any old generic bar. I would prefer direct attachment to the OTA as opposed to the use of radius blocks, need to keep overall weight down.

Kind Regards

Paul J.

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There is a celestron made vixen dovetail for the Edge 8. I bought mine with the vixen dovetail then converted over to cge when I put the ADM replacement saddle on my mount. They're not sold separately to my knowledge, though I could be wrong on that one

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15 minutes ago, Handy_Andy said:

There is a celestron made vixen dovetail for the Edge 8. I bought mine with the vixen dovetail then converted over to cge when I put the ADM replacement saddle on my mount. They're not sold separately to my knowledge, though I could be wrong on that one

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Hi there Andy, thanks for your response.  Wonder why that would be?  Hmmm... perhaps because of the proliferation of Vixen accessories available on the open market, but that would beg an additional question.  Why bring out a range of separate bars for the CGE mounts?  Was the CGE that much of a departure in terms of format that Celestron felt they needed these separate accessories in order to sell the mounts?  

Paul.

 

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35 minutes ago, garryblueboy said:

The vixen bars are available separately to buy 

Garry, can you recommend a supplier, because all I can find are 3rd party ones from the likes of Baader.

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I have seen them from time to time on Ebay from a retailer in London also might be worth dropping FLO a mail I'm sure they can get you one and the Baader ones are very good also .

Garry 

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