The 7" Vixen-style dovetail saddle is lightweight (0.55 lbs) and small for use with the Stowaway telescope. The flat mounting surface (not radiused) allows the saddle to be used at the top of any set of mounting rings with a 1/4"-20 center hole and 6.3" center-to-center ring spacing. It is a perfect match for any scopes mounted on Astro-Physics' SBV08 or SB0800 dovetail plates.
While it may be compact, the dovetail saddle will rigidly secure any V-style sliding bar. Astro-Physics offers two different V-style dovetail sliding bars - the 8" SBV08 and the 15" SBV15.
Add or change accessories with ease by using the Astro-Physics tilt-in feature, which allows you to position, insert, and balance without sliding a dovetail in from the end of the saddle.
Dimensions of Flat Plate Section: 7" x 2 1/8" (17.8 cm x 5.4 cm)
Weight: 0.55 lbs (0.24 kg)
- 92mm f6.65 Stowaway
- 90mm f7 or f5 Stowaway from previous years that has been updated to newer mounting rings with center holes
- Any mounting rings with 1/4"-20 center hole and 6.3" center-to-center ring spacing
- Finder and guide scopes
- Wide field cameras
- Communication and power distribution devices
- Use as a handle to carry scope