Astro Essentials Dovetail Bars
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Astro Essentials Dovetail Bars

  (15 Reviews)
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About this product

Model:  ae_v_dovetail_medium

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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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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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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