William Optics Vixen Style Finder Shoe / Mounting Base

William Optics Vixen Style Finder Shoe / Mounting Base

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About this product

Model:  wo_vixenstyle_shoe
Part Number:  BAFM-ST001

Replacement finder mounting shoe. 

For use on your Willam Optics telescope and suits all Synta type finders - Skywatcher, Celestron, Orion, etc. 

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great, well made
04 November 2023  | 

I got this because it looked like a cheaper one I'd got which was out of stock, but it's not, same design but thicker metal and really well made. Silly little screws included though.

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Small but perfectly formed
07 August 2023  | 

This proved to be a gem of an add-on for my new (actually 2nd hand) refractor - fitted perfectly. 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. This purchase was a case in point.

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Perfect for Starfield 102 ED-R
18 December 2022  | 

Fits perfectly on Starfield 102 refractors (and the other badged ones too!). Typical WO quality, nice and solid.

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Excellent upgrade
23 September 2022  | 

I bought this to fit an AstroEssentials Crayford focuser which I had recently purchased to replace the stock focuser on my Skywatcher 150mm refractor. Very well made and easy to fit, just remove the two grub screws protecting the threads in the focuser, offer up the finder shoe and attach with the supplied screws. My finderscope is secured within the shoe by two screws. Absolute steal at under twenty quid.

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Very well build and solid!
04 February 2022  | 

I order two of these and I'm very happy with them. I have both on my William Optics Zenithstar 73 III. And they fit like a glove. This product is made of aluminum. I don't think the description said that.
Itīs perfekt for the ZWO Asiair plus. I really recommend this product

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Excellent fit even on curved surfaces
25 January 2022  | 

I bought two of these finder shoes for the same purpose. One was attached to the focus draw tube of my WO FLT120 and the other was attached to the Pro Astro Gear 3D printed mount for the Redcat51.

Installation was easy (all screws are provided) and the shoes sits snuggly on both flat and curved surfaces. There's slots in horizontal and vertical directions so this will cater for different screw hole layouts for different telescopes.

Two thumbscrews are provided which holds my ASI Air Pro nice and securely. Fully recommended!

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Ideal accessory
18 November 2021  | 

Bought this accessory to fit to my Z73 scope as a mounting point for a ZWO ASIAR. Easy to install, ASIAR fits perfectly. An ideal addition to your Scope if you want to keep things neat and tidy with shorter rather than longer cables.

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Excellent for mounting ASIAir Pro on ZS61
11 June 2021  | 

Excellent build quality and does the exact thing I need it to (allow for the ASIAir Pro to be mounted on the ZS61). Thanks Alex for the brilliant suggestion and as always, the first class quick service from FLO.

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Fits William Optics Zenithstar 61 II APO but with a caution
24 March 2021  | 

I bought this base so that I could attach an ASIAIR Pro to my William Optics Zenithstar 61 II APO. The good news is it fits and does the job but with a couple of provisos.

First, do not use the screws which are included with the base, use the screws you remove from the scope instead. For this scope the given screws are too long. I suspected that when I saw them but nonetheless did cautiously try them for fit. If screwed home they will foul the focusing tube; I now have a very tiny scratch on mine as witness.

Second, the base is made for a larger diameter scope. In reality this actually doesnít make a huge difference and it still sits securely on the tube. I thought it might rock, but it doesnít.

Overall itís very well made and Iím pleased with it - does what I ask of it.

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Fitted the bill exactly.
20 December 2020  | 

I was concerned about the previous review indicating that this wasnít compatible with the WO redcat, but it certainly does fit my original version Redcat perfectly and can now attach my Astroessentials guide scope. Just donít overtighten as that causes the base to bow inwards which then makes it too narrow for the guide scope shoe. Comfortably done up, no problem! Thanks to FLO for the buying advice and rapid delivery.

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Q1. What range of hole spacing do the slots on this shoe allow for?

The shoes slotted holes allow for screw spacing of between 12-32mm

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