ADM Vixen-type Universal Dovetail bars

ADM Vixen-type Universal Dovetail bars

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About this product

Model:  adm_vixen_dovetail-1
Part Number:  VDUP7

The BEST replacement dovetail bars, manufactured from premium quality solid 5/8 inch 6061 black-anodized aluminium.

Fits most popular mounts with a vixen type saddle including Skywatcher, Celestron CG-4 and CG-5, Meade LXD and Vixen.

  • Premium quality solid 5/8 inch 6061 black-anodized aluminium.
  • Hole spacing is 1" apart to allow direct bolting of three point adjustable guidescope rings (sold separately).
  • Available in 7, 11 and 14 inch lengths.

Customer reviews

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Premium quality
24 December 2022  | 

I believe that the man who started AMD once said that quality sells itself, I think that he was right. AMD represent the gold standard for dovetails. The Losmandy version I bought last year was equally good.

Usually excellent and speedy service despite the postal strikes

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Really strong and well made -- but heavy!
27 October 2022  | 

I love ADM kit and it's always my preferred component. They are always very precisely and consistently manufactured. These bars (and I have a few of them) are extremely strong but it's worth mentioning that they are made from solid blocks of aluminium and so are much heavier than ones from other manufacturers that are often made from castings or have a lot of metal machined out to save weight. I actually do sometimes use other (often cheaper) dovetail bars in situations where saving weight is an issue.

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ADM Vix 11"
07 June 2021  | 

The one good thing about reading reviews is you find out what will help you, I got thi item because of a review, not only did it work for my SW ED72 but also on the Asker 400, as per normal FLO were fabulous.

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ADM Vixen-type Universal Dovetail bars
29 May 2021  | 

Used on my Skywatcher 72ed, very nice product.
Gives the extra length to make balancing easier.
Delivered in 24 hours, great service as always.

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Superior Vixen style bar
20 April 2021  | 

I bought this bar to replace the standard one on my Skywatcher ED80, which was too short to achieve balance with camera etc attached. The ADM bar is a weighty, well finished item and did the job of helping me balance my 'scope. I am considering purchasing one for my Skywatcher reflector as well. Nicely packed and quickly sent out by FLO.

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Quality dovetail
19 August 2020  | 

I wanted a really decent dovetail bar for my Skywatcher Esprit 100ED I had just purchased, and this was it. The 7" version on a HEQ5 Pro. Solid as a rock.
Fast dispatch from FLO as always.

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11 inch
06 May 2020  | 

I made the order Monday this week and today Wednesday it already arrived here in Denmark. Very fast delivery! About the product this dovetail bar is a perfect match for my 114/500 Skywatcher SkyHawk newtonian telescope. I also bought 140mm tube rings for easy balancing of the OTA with a DSLR camera attached to the focuser.

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Balancing perfection
20 February 2020  | 

Balancing my SW 72ED on its original bar was impossible for astrophotography without adding weight to the scope, and I didn't want to drill my other SW bar. After advice from FLO I chose the 11" dovetail bar, it is very solid and withe the ADM saddle upgrade it makes everything very secure. Balance is now perfect. Adds a few grams but no worries with that, more than made up for by the benefits.

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Balancing act
14 January 2020  | 

The dovetail bar that I was using with the Skywatcher AZ-GTI mount was a bit on the short side so with a DSLR camera and a heavy TeleVue PowerMate at one end the 80mm refractor it was connected to was badly unbalanced. The 11" ADM has a flat base,which suited the mount so though it was more costly than bars of a similar length but different profile I thought it was worth the money. My set-up is now perfectly balanced but with much greater flexibility to suit other combinations of eyepiece/camera etc. Service from FLO excellent as always.

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11" adm vixen dovetail bar
27 December 2019  | 

I bought the 11" to use in a Baader dual saddle, where the clamps are about 7" apart. Top quality from ADM as usual, and the service from FLO is 1st class.

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