Replaces the standard Skywatcher EQ5 or Celestron CG-5 saddle with a dual-saddle device that enables both the popular Vixen (Skywatcher/Celestron) and Losmandy type dovetails to be mounted directly to the mount.
Manufactured from premium quality black-anodised 6061 Aluminium and stainless steel.
The split clamp design provides an extremely solid locking surface with maximum contact along the entire length of the saddle. Stainless steel guide pins and spring-loaded design maintains the proper dovetail angles.
|Average Rating (5 Reviews): |
Thursday, 3 May 2018 | Ray
A couple of weeks ago I was imaging M51 which was overhead. My Altair LW 66ED-R + Canon 60D was attached to a Skywatcher EQ5 Pro Synscan. When I came to pack up the single lock screw on the original SW saddle was loose even though I had really put pressure on it when setting up. I needed something more substantial and came across this item. Very well engineered, a solid bit of kit. It was easy to instal and I now feel confident when pointing at the zenith. Well worth the price. Recommended.
Sunday, 26 July 2015 | Paul
The saddle is very well made, solid, and heavy. It weighs 2pounds 14oz as against the original fitting’s 8½oz. It has the feel and look of a piece of professional equipment. The adaptor grips the dovetail rail very firmly indeed and has proved completely secure carrying my Helios 6 inch refractor which weighs a hefty 19 pounds just for the bare OTA and no less than 21 to 22 pounds in actual use. I am very pleased with it.
Please note that I am not recommending that anyone else should overload their EQ5 as much as I do.
Paul, Margate, Kent.
Sunday, 1 February 2015 | Sebastian
I have just upgraded my cg5 gt mount with this saddle from ADM. Installation is very easy. I didn't have to remove a engine assembly at all (attached manual is wrong). Looks and fits great.
Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | Russell
Just what i needed for my CG5. Can now use my Losmandy equipped Celestron C9.25 plus all my Vixen dovetail scopes.
Also far easier to use than the original saddle.
Only downside was the DEC motor attachment slot was not large enough to accept the M6 bolt. Had to do a small amount of filing....no big deal though.
Tuesday, 14 February 2012 | Carl
I really do wonder how I never had any mishaps with the original saddle, given how much more secure this feels.
The only downside is that 'short' Vixen dovetails, such as fitted to the SW Equinox 120 won't fit - but then this scope deserves a Losmandy-style, anyway...
(whereas my Bresser Messier 152s feels *far* more secure on the 3" dovetail).
Easy to fit, even for a software guy