About this product
Part Number: DUAL-HEQ5
The original and BEST dual saddle.
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!
Price includes a CNC machined and anodised 'puck' for quick and easy connection to your mount.
Note: Not suitable for EQ6 mounts purchased before September 2008.
|Average Rating (5 Reviews): |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.
ADM EQ6 saddle: What a difference!
Tuesday, 27 December 2011 | Mark
I can't believe the difference this makes. It feels like the old saddle was just a bit of sticky tape in comparison. It's a beautiful piece of engineering and I can be certain that the weak link in my mount won't be there. Did he say GRIPS LIKE A VICE? Absoultely! No more of those nasty markings on the dovetail either. Definitely recommended.
Friday, 4 November 2011 | Darren
IT GRIPS LIKE A VICE!!!!!! The stainless steel guide pins allow you to undo one knob at a time fully, so you don't need to keep going back to turn each knob to a little to free your gear.
Well built, solid as a rock, looks good, GRIPS LIKE A VICE!!!!! oh i've already mentioned that, but it does. Holds all my gear with ease, it looks back at me and says is this it...is this all you've got........GRIPS LIKE A VICE.
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