Astro Essentials Dovetail Bars
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Astro Essentials Dovetail Bars

  (11 Reviews)
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75x in stock shipped 1-2 working days

About this product

Model:  ae_v_dovetail_short

Compatible with most Sky-Watcher Celestron, Vixen, Orion and other mounts with Vixen-type saddles. 

The 'Short' is from machined aluminium.

The 'Medium & 'Long' are from extruded aluminium. 

Short Dovetail Bar

Especially handy for adding to scopes where you want a longer dovetail for balance but the rings need to be closer together than the positions possible on the Medium dovetail as the slots allow you to adjust the position.

  • 18cm long
  • 2x 70mm long slots with a 10mm recess (perfect for socket head bolts)
  • 1x 1/4-20 UNC Threaded Holes in the centre

Medium Dovetail Bar

  • 21cm long
  • 2x 1/4-20 UNC Threaded Holes - 30mm apart. 75mm / 105mm centres from one end of the dovetail. 105mm / 135mm centres from the other end of the dovetail.
  • 2x 6.5mm clear holes each end - centres 13mm in from the end.
  • 2x adjustment screws each end for adjusting cone error.

Long Dovetail Bar

  • 34cm long
  • 4x 1/4-20 UNC Threaded Holes - 65mm / 113mm / 173mm / 228 centres from one end of the dovetail. 105mm / 160mm / 220mm / 268mm centres from the other end of the dovetail.
  • 2x 6.5mm clear holes each end - centres 13mm in from the end.
  • 2x adjustment screws each end for adjusting cone error.

Customer reviews

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Very happy
Saturday, 2 January 2021  | 

Solid bar at a decent price and quick delivery. Will use FLO again.

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Great price.
Monday, 12 October 2020  | 

Cracking bit of kit for the price, and rapid delivery.

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Wednesday, 12 August 2020  | 

A1 service as usual from FLO. Product is very strong And does the job brilliantly

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Great value
Tuesday, 28 July 2020  | 

This is a versatile, well made bar suitable for a wide range of applications. Terrific value at a fraction of price of other brands. Highly recommended

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Short Dovetail bar
Saturday, 25 July 2020  | 

After taking advice from FLO, bought this for my Skywatcher 72ED mounted on the Star Adventurer. Can now achieve perfect balance with my Canon 600D and OVL Field Flattener attached - both in declination and RA.

Thanks for the advice (Grant) at FLO, for this and many other products bought from you these last 2 months

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Does Exactly Its Job
Wednesday, 27 May 2020  | 

Bought after taking advice from FLO as the standard dovetail bar with my Evostar 72 is so short that itís almost impossible to balance, especially with a DSLR and flattener hanging off the back.
With this dovetail I can now balance the 72, not only on my EQ6r but also my star adventurer as there is a tripod thread attachment as well as the slots for the scope rings.

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Dovetail Bar
Wednesday, 29 April 2020  | 

Excellent product and service from FLO done the job perfectly

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Replacement dovetail for my ED72
Tuesday, 29 October 2019  | 

I bought this to replace the short dovetail on my skywatcher ED72 which I found too short to achieve balance on my heq5 mount. I found it perfect as the mounting holes are slotted allowing for perfect placement. For the price itís an excellent well made product

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A requirement for my tube
Monday, 23 September 2019  | 

I have the Sky-Watcher Skymax 90 OTA that has a "reversed" dovetail, so I was unable to mount it on my AZ-GTI mount. This bar saved me.
Easy to attach it and great value. I've just removed the "reversed" dovetail and used the same screws to attach it. It is just great.
A no-brain buy for this issue.

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15mm dovetail bar
Monday, 15 July 2019  | 

This dovetail was fitted to a Heritage 130P OTA to enable it to be used on an alt/az mount where the saddle is flat not at an angle. The dovetail was a perfect length which enabled the eyepiece and red dot finder to be easily used. Excellent quick service as always from FLO

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