ADM Vixen-type Dovetail for Optical Tubes

ADM Vixen-type Dovetail for Optical Tubes

£79.00
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About this product

Model:  adm_dovetail_ota-1
Part Number:  VM8

(Photo shows the Celestron version with two radius blocks).

Vixen Style Dovetail for the Celestron and Meade OTA's.

Fits most popular mounts from Skywatcher, Celestron, Vixen and others.

The 8" bar is 14" long and 5/8" thick.

Attaches directly to the OTA using the existing holes.

The Celestron Versions include two radius blocks.

All necessary hardware included.

Customer reviews

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Fits C8 Celestron Celestar delux perfectly.
Friday, 8 April 2022  | 

I have an older (1970's) C8 on a still very good fork mount. I wanted to defork the OTA and use on a goto equatorial mount. This kit has all you need to accomplish this. My only wish would be that FLO sold the 4 replacement screws needed to plug the holes left by deforking the tube. You could shorten the existing screes but that is not a good idea if you intend to refork at any time. The screws needed are allen headed UNC 10/24 and about 0.25 inches long.


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Perfect fit for Celestron 8" Edge HD
Monday, 21 February 2022  | 

If you need to mount accessories like a guide scope to your Celestron 8" Edge the ADM Vixen-type dovetail could be the ideal solution. It fits the HD perfectly and in combination with the pair of 75mm ADM rings it rigidly supports my 60mm Altair guide scope without any flexing. An added bonus is you can slide the guide scope backwards and forwards along the rail to achieve optimal balance for your system.


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Solid, if pricey bar.
Thursday, 29 July 2021  | 

Solid bar, that attached firmly and easily to my Meade LX90 8" tube using the provided screws. Having de-forked the tube, I can now mount my LX90 on my EQ mount. Would have given it more stars but for the price.


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Fantastic product
Wednesday, 26 May 2021  | 

I bought it to use it with my C8 Edge HD. It fits perfectly and is of high quality.


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Works well - even not for the intended purpose
Wednesday, 3 March 2021  | 

Would have given it 5* had it not been for the confusing screws supplied - 4 screw 3 different sizes and 2 didn't fit anywhere fortunately i had sufficient longer screws for the OTA that allowed me to install the rear radius block
Installed on the top of a CPC 800 to allow the Starsense camera to be more centralised and adjustable.
This had the added benefit of allow for weight distribution to counteract the heavy eyepiece and camera adapter i have installed.

All in all very good quality product.


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Solid product
Saturday, 22 August 2020  | 

Ordered from FLO for the first time - great communication and fast delivery by first class post. Will certainly be ordering again with FLO at some point. The bar is extremely strong and solid as I had hoped for. The fit and finish is super. It came with the exact bolts needed so it took just 5 minutes to fit. The bar fits perfectly against the OTA and is a perfect fit as expected. Highly recommended.


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Good quality and works as expected
Saturday, 8 February 2020  | 

I got this to remount an old 1990s Celestron tube (Ultima 2000 8inch). The support bars fix tightly into the existing holes at each end of the tube and the dovetail is well made and fit for purpose. Comes with all the allen bolts to fix it. Might be different for other dovetails and not an issue for me, just a watch-out, for the celestron 8inch one you need a couple of imperial sized allen keys (rather than metric). Very happy with it all. Does the job perfectly.


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Quality
Tuesday, 5 February 2019  | 

I purchased to swap a Celestron original CGE Bar off a EdgeHD 9.25 so able to use on a Evolution mount. The bar is solid, well made dare I say better feels quality than the CGE and the original dovetail on the original Nexstar 9.25. Screws are provided and fit perfectly.


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Well engineered does job perfectly
Friday, 9 February 2018  | 

Very easy to fit to my Meade SCT using the supplied slightly longer hex bolts which exactly match the originals. Took a couple of minutes to fit and provide a secure mounting for camera or whatever. A quality bar and highly recommended.


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ADM Vixen bar fitted to 6SE
Friday, 18 October 2013  | 

I have a Baader SCT steeltrack, 2" diagonal etc. fitted to my 6SE and I could not balance it correctly - way rear heavy. My solution was to use an 8" Celestron ADM Dovetail set and modify to correctly fit the 6SE's profile. I can now balance my setup perfectly and with the spacers that were supplied in the kit, I get a better clearance from the mounting arm than had been possible with the original bar. It does require some tooling changes but was very worthwhile. As mentioned by the previous reviewer (not related) the ADM parts are top quality.


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Q1. Will the Celestron dovetail also fit the EDGE HD SCT telescopes?

Yes, the Celestron Edge HD and regular SCT telescopes share the same hole pattens to attach the dovetail.