Replace your standard Sky-Watcher HEQ5, EQ6/NEQ6, AZ-EQ6 or Celestron AVX saddle with a dual-saddle device that enables both the popular Vixen (Sky-Watcher/Celestron) and Losmandy type dovetails to be mounted directly to the mount.
Manufactured from premium quality black-anodised 6061 Aluminium and stainless steel.
Long split clamp design provides an extremely solid locking surface with maximum contact along the entire length of the saddle. Stainless steel guide pins and spring-loaded design maintains the proper dovetail angles.
Fitting the saddle is a two-minute job: Remove the three black Allen screws just underneath the saddle, lift the original saddle off, put the new one on then re-fit and tighten the three screws - easy!
|Average Rating (12 Reviews): |
Friday, 21 February 2020 | Jon
This is a huge improvement over the default saddle. I just got myself a EdgeHD 8 and I did not feel comfortable clamping it with the old saddle. This one feels very secure and even with my Esprit 100 it also feels very solid. You may have to adjust the clutch handle but that is a matter of removing the screw and moving it back one or two notches. I have done the Rowan belt mod and added an iPolar polarscope. With all these mods the HEQ5 really does become an excellent mount for the money.
Thursday, 20 February 2020 | David
The saddle for the HEQ5 is very solid, you don't realize just how solid until you remove the original Skywatcher saddle. This should give greater stability and enable me to move the scope further forward to achieve perfect balance. Well engineered but on the HEQ5 it comes very close th the clutch handle. Good product, good service
Saturday, 15 February 2020 | Peter
This is what Celestron should have provided to begin with. A great upgrade for the AVX mount and easy to instal.
What the AVX saddle should have been
Wednesday, 23 October 2019 | Fabrice
Easy to install (pay attention at gasket on the AVX, but well detailed in the manual).
Feals really like a much needed upgrade. The grip is smooth and homogeneous, can be operated with a single knob (the second is only for security), the scope is easy to slide in.
No bitemarks anymore on your dovetails, and most importantly a secure and strong grip even on the shortest bars (looking at you Daystar Scout....)
Tuesday, 6 August 2019 | Michael
As usual from FLO excellent service. The saddle is a great upgrade for the existing one on the AVX. It is beautifully made and easy to fit and improves the look of the mount. Itholds the tube without marking the dovetail.
Saturday, 13 April 2019 | David
A reassuringly heavy, solid and well made clamp for my AVX mount. Very well finished and with an easy fix to fit. I wanted something decent to add my Skywatcher tube onto and this is very capable. Recommended.
ADM Dual Saddle Upgrade for HEQ5, NEQ6, AVX & ZEQ/iOptron
Tuesday, 2 April 2019 | Khalefa
Well, Not much to say about it but, it is well made and feels really solid, easy to fit to my AZ-EQ6 mount, although it is a bit pricey but it is very good quality. Would recommend it.
The service from FLO was 5 stars as well!
ADM Dual Saddle Upgrade for AZEQ5
Friday, 28 December 2018 | Andrew
Fantastic. It's everything that's been said by others before my comments here, and just so so much better than the Skywatcher original saddle and especially the vice-like grip bit. However, be warned, if you're to buy one of these for a dual mount such as the AZ-EQ5, once you have fitted your ADM saddle and stand back, you will be faced with the prospect of looking at the rather sad second saddle end of your mount. Inspection "unfortunately" reveals that it will take exactly the same saddle you have just bought and fitted, so there is no "Phew, it's incompatible, so I don't need to spend any more" moment, saving you from yourself. Put simply, I've weakened. What will you do?
Really good and nice upgrade for the AVX
Friday, 12 October 2018 | Luca
Really happy about this item. Changing the original saddle was very easy. The ADM saddle holds my scope very firmly. I would certaily recommend it.
Friday, 18 July 2014 | Robert
a bit pricey but makes an astronomical difference to the sturdiness of my mount and very high quality and also no more nasty marks from clamping on the dovetail.
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