ADM Dual Saddle Upgrade for HEQ5, NEQ6, AZ-EQ6-GT, AVX & ZEQ/iOptron

ADM Dual Saddle Upgrade for HEQ5, NEQ6, AZ-EQ6-GT, AVX & ZEQ/iOptron

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About this product

Model:  adm_eq6_saddle_adapter_losmandy_vixen-1
Part Number:  DUAL-HEQ5

The original and BEST dual saddle. 

Price includes a CNC machined and anodised 'puck' for quick and easy connection to your mount. 

Replace your standard Sky-Watcher HEQ5, EQ6/NEQ6, AZ-EQ6-GT or Celestron AVX saddle with a dual-saddle device that enables both the popular Vixen (Sky-Watcher/Celestron) and Losmandy type dovetails to be mounted directly to the mount.  

Manufactured from premium quality black-anodised 6061 Aluminium and stainless steel. 

Long 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.  


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Price includes a mounting puck so fitting the saddle is a two-minute job: Remove the Allen screws just underneath the original saddle, lift the saddle off, put the new one on then re-fit and tighten the screws - easy!

Note 1: Not suitable for EQ6 mounts purchased before September 2008. 

Note 2: Saddle supplied will have two or four four holes, depending on the mount selected. 

Customer reviews

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MUCH better than the standard AZEQ6 saddle
Thursday, 10 March 2022  | 

I was always concerned about my AZEQ6 standard saddle - the quality of the saddle and bolts just seemed nasty. Having looked at alternatives I decided to got for the ADM upgrade. Service from FLO was quick and efficient and it took me only 20 mins to perform the swap over. The machining of the ADM saddle and bolts are superb and now I can mount whatever OTA and imaging train without concern - balancing is also a LOT easier and gives confidence when making small adjustments

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If anyone hasn't upgraded to this yet, please read!
Thursday, 10 February 2022  | 

The holes on the new AZ-EQ6 Pro suddenly stripped while I was fitting my Esprit 100ED on an ADM D plate.

The stock saddle was always terrible, and sliding the OTA for balance was always a difficult process.

I contacted FLO for help, and they were very helpful, as always.

Saddle and puck arrived in 24 hours, and its NIGHT & DAY!! I wonder why I did not buy this earlier. The best 135 I spend on this hobby!

The machining and fit is EXCELLENT, and balancing could not be easier. The knobs lock and unlock with minimal effort.

And most importantly, FLO's service and quick delivery was excellent!

Thanks Steve and FLO team

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A Very Worthwhile Upgrade
Tuesday, 2 November 2021  | 

Replacement for the stock saddle on my AVX. Worlds apart in terms of quality and features. Very easy to change over the saddle, no more screws marks on the dovetails.

As ever, first rate service from FLO, minor query sorted out quickly and efficiently.

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Good stuff.
Monday, 23 August 2021  | 

Nice fit, easy to mount and even the color is matched.

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ADM Dual Saddle Plate for an AVX Mount
Tuesday, 22 June 2021  | 

I bought this as upgrade for my Celestron AVX mount, as I now have a couple of telescopes with Losmandy dovetails.
It is extremely well made and easy to fit. The colours also match the AVX mounts black and orange which is nice

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Very satisfied
Monday, 21 June 2021  | 

Having purchased a Celestron AVX mount I wanted an upgraded saddle. The ADM does not disappoint. Very well made, solid upgrade I am very satisfied with and the service and delivery from First Light Optics was second to none.

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Mount saddle
Wednesday, 2 June 2021  | 

This is great, its much better than the original as seems easier to move scope to get balance, simple to fit, Id of given 5 stars except for the fact I needed to alter the Dec locking lever as catches on the mount, but a few mins with a file on Dec lever and now all good,

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ADM Dual Saddle Upgrade for the Celestron AVX
Monday, 29 March 2021  | 

I'd recently taken on a Skywatcher Equinox 80 fitted with a wider Losmandy style mounting plate and rings. Subsequently, I decided to change my standard Celestron Vixen saddle to the ADM Losmandy/Vixen upgrade. First off, this saddle means business, it's heavy duty and being ADM, typically very well made, including the replacement collar that accompanies it. It really looks more like the CGEM upgrade, having chuncky Celestron orange hand knobs and a smooth spring-loaded clamp. No more indents on your Vixen or Losmandy rails as the clamp maintains full contact across the length of the saddle. It provides a great sense of security and firmness when tightened. The procedure to replace the saddle is very straightforward and there's an excellent step-by-step guide to be followed on YouTube.

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NEQ6 ADM Saddle upgrade
Monday, 15 February 2021  | 

Superb CNC machined Aluminium and stainless steel billet parts, easy to install will guarantee the best security on telescope set-up. There is only gripe I have as they used 1/4" UNC bolts to mount the saddle plate and puck. ADM please consider 3/8" UNC bolts instead of these will be much stronger than 1/4" UNC. However despite bolts it held and supported my 15Kg imaging set-up not a problem. Here I have made a product review and installation video of this fantastic product:

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Solid piece of kit
Wednesday, 3 February 2021  | 

The dual saddle upgrade is well made and easy to fit. Service from FLO was great, as the package arrived a couple of days after I placed the order.

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