Astro Essentials Dovetail Bars
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Astro Essentials Dovetail Bars

  (29 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 on each end - centres 13mm in from the end.
  • 2x adjustment screws on each end for adjusting cone error.

Long Dovetail Bar

  • 33.5cm 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 on each end - centres 13mm in from the end.
  • 2x adjustment screws on each end for adjusting cone error.

Customer reviews

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Sturdy small Dovetail
20 September 2023  | 

Excellent dovetail, very sturdy

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Long AE Vixen Dovetail bar
16 August 2023  | 

Purchased this to replace a SW bar that was used to mount a SY135/camera assembly. Looks identical to the SW item apart from the colour.

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Simple, but effective
07 August 2023  | 

I needed a longer dovetail to achieve balance for my 'new' (2nd hand) refractor, but for various reasons didn't want to alter the spacing between the scope's rings - answer: a dovetail with long slots for maximum flexibility. Perfect.
I love dealing with FLO - the advice they're able to provide has always been useful and their delivery and returns setup is second to none.

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Astro essentials short bar
09 July 2023  | 

The Astro essentials short bar is excellent, very solid and two long recessed slots to hide the cap heads. I only wish there was a longer version made in the same way in this range. Great value compared to other ranges.

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Dovetail Bar
28 April 2023  | 

I needed a decent length dovetail bar, there are plenty on the market, I chose the astro essentials one because it was a good price,in stock and did exactly what I needed it too. The quality of the item is very good and FLO as normal provide an excellent service.

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Small dovetail bar
16 April 2023  | 

Excellent service from FLO. Product as described and imaged. Delivery very fast.

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telescope balance
16 January 2023  | 

Needed to move my ed72 ds-pro forward on the mount to get balance and this dovetail is perfect for doing that

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Exceptional value for money
28 August 2022  | 

I bought the small, really solid piece of kit, quality for the price is outstanding.

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Astro Essentials dovetail
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
02 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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