Astro Essentials Dovetail Bars
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Astro Essentials Dovetail Bars

  (18 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 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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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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