About this product
Part Number: VPA-AZGT
Upgrade the SkyWatcher AZ-GTi to an ADM style clamping system.
Accepts Vixen-type dovetail bars.
Incorporates a split clamp design that grips the dovetail bar along the entire surface of the saddle and will not dent or scratch the dovetail bar.
Features include a large 'T' handle locking knob for tool free operation, spring loaded jaws, anodised aluminium and stainless steel construction.
Length: 1.75″ Long
Width: 2.5″ Wide
Thickness: .75″ Thick
Weight: 5 oz.
|Average Rating (1 Review): |Much better than the original dovetail mount
Saturday, 11 June 2022 | Richard
This dovetail mount is well made and it was straightforward to replace the original dovetail mount on my AZ-GTi with this one. It grips the dovetail on my telescope a lot more securely than the original. The matt black finish is a good match to the colours of the AZ-GTi.
The adaptor comes with no instructions. But fitting it was pretty easy. On the existing adaptor the screws are covered by a thin glued on metal plate. I warmed it up with a hair dryer to soften the glue, then prised it off using a flat blade screwdriver. It came off ok and left no gluey residue behind. The original screws need a Phillips screwdriver to remove them. Then the four supplied hex bolts can be used to fit the bracket on, they take a 2.5mm allen key. The actual dovetail adaptor then fits on with two more supplied hex bolts, which seem to be imperial bolts - I think 3/16". I only have metric allen keys, but I found that a 4.5mm allen key fit them good enough to tighten them securely. Fitting the adaptor was a 10 minute job all in.
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