Celestron Dovetail Bar for 8" CGE Style MountsThe Celestron CGE Dovetail Bar measures 14" in length and is designed for Celestron 8" CGE-style equatorial mounts.
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Two questions in one just to be sure... Can I connect my "ADM Mini-MAX Alt-Az Aiming Device for V-Series Dovetail" on this dovetail bar on my C8 (Celestron Celestar 8) ?? Is my C8 compatible to this dovetail also? Thanks in advance!
Your C8 (Celestar) should be compatible with this dovetail, however to be sure let me note the spacing of the bolt-pattern: - The two bolts holes used to attach to the telescope's rear-casting have 50MM center-to-center spacing. - From them to the single
Can this dovetail be used to replace the existing dovetail on EdgeHD 8" scope to be fitted on the AVX mount? If not ,which dovetail can be used?
No, in order to attach you 8" to the AVX mount you will need the item seen here: http://www.optcorp.com/aa-vc8-v-series-dovetail-bars-8inch-celestron.html
Will this dovetail allow me to mount my NexStar C 8 tube to a NexStar 6se mount? My hole spacing is not as stated in answer 2. The bar total length in ad says 14"which is only 356 mm. That would make hole dimensions in answer 2 impossible wouldn't it?
Mike, All you need is the ADM VC8 bar. That's made to fit the C8. The CGE dovetail bar is actually for a wider Losmandy style dovetail sale. The 6SE mount is made to work with the 8" tube also so you should be fine with the tracking
How much does this weigh?
This dovetail bar weighs a little less than 3 lbs.
How much does this weigh?
Good afternoon and thanks for asking. The OTA weighs approximately 39 lbs.
I have a celestron nexstar 8 se tube that I want to use with a CGE mount. the existing dovetail is too narrow, will this dovetail allow me to use the tube with the CGE
Yes, this is the correct dovetail to replace the narrow V-series rail on your 8" optical tube. This wider dovetail will fit the CGE / CGEM / CGEM-DX / CGE Pro mounts and any other mounts with standard D-series saddles.
how big and heavy is it? easy to take it with me on a plane?
The optical tube is ~16" (406mm) long and ~7.5" (191mm) in diameter (not counting dovetail or finder scope/accessories) and weighs 9lbs (~4.2kg). It would certainly be possible to put this OTA in a case that met international carry-on regulations.
I have an Edge HD 8" with a CG-5 bar and want to mount onto a Losmondy style saddle. Can I use this dovetail to replace the CG-5 bar to achieve this. Thanks.
Yes, this dovetail will attach to your scope if you remove the CG-5 bar. I would recommend putting the CG-5 bar on top of the scope once the CGE bar is on the bottom, as the top rail can be useful when piggybacking a camera with lens or a guidescope.
Will this dovetail work with an mid 80's C8 black tube, to mount to an Celestron AVX mount. At present the scope it on the original Byers RA drive fork mount. Thanks
Unfortunately, this dovetail is too wide for the AVX mount. You would need an LO-VC8 or AA-VC8 dovetail for your scope and mount combo.