Astro Essentials Dovetail Bars
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Astro Essentials Dovetail Bars

  (21 Reviews)
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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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Astro Essentials dovetail
Thursday, 24 March 2022  | 

I ordered the short version of this budget bar and was pleasantly surprised at the heft and solidity of the bar when received, good finish to it too. Unlike the two longer bars available, this one is machined from solid and is very substantial. Kudos also to FLO for a very rapid delivery to my far flung island!

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Nice dovetail bar
Wednesday, 2 February 2022  | 

It's a nice dovetail bar. I bought it to mount my AzGti to a William Optics wedge because it was recommended to me by a fellow SGL member. It's flat so the AzGti mounts nicely onto it and plenty of positioning options with the two long openings on the dovetail bar.

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Short dovetail bar
Wednesday, 19 January 2022  | 

Replacement bar for my used st120 after it fell off my eq5 mount. Much more secure now.

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Astro essentials dovetail bar
Monday, 13 September 2021  | 

Nice item,well finished for the price ans solid,the only small "gripe" is that the screws the other equipment screws onto are not able to be permanently fixed to the bar with say a circlip.

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Good, basic, solid, cheap dovetail bar
Monday, 30 August 2021  | 

I perused many dovetail bars online and became wary of some brands (such as William Optics) with unusually narrow widths as low as 41.74 mm that would have been loose in my Starwave clamp that only goes down to 42.0 mm. The width of this dovetail is 42.9 mm and gives a secure fit. The long slots mean that the bar will probably fit your scope no matter where your telescope mounting holes are. The price is very good so I bought two to fit out a couple of scopes.

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Does the job perfectly
Friday, 30 July 2021  | 

Needed a longer bar than the standard 210mm supplied with the ED100. This one was not only good value but does the job perfectly. No flex or twist. Absolutely great on the ED100 and fits the ADM EQ5 saddle replacement. The 210mm is too short.

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Dovetail Bar
Thursday, 10 June 2021  | 

A good quality dovetail bar offering great value for money. Fast delivery from FLO

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Cost effective
Friday, 26 February 2021  | 

A good solid dovetail bar that has allowed a small scope and my SLR camera to sit side by side after drilling and tapping a couple of securing points for the camera. Very cost effective method with the usual efficient service that one has come to expect and appreciate from FLO

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Dovetail Bar
Monday, 15 February 2021  | 

Very nice piece of kit. Well made, solid but not overly heavy.
I bought some additional 1/4" Socket Head UNC Bolts (x2) 3/4" and 1"just in case, but the bar comes with 1 x 1/2"and 1 x 3/4" and they were fine.

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Astro Essentials Dovetail Bar
Friday, 12 February 2021  | 

Good product and great service from FLO

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