Dovetail Adapter

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I decided that with the nearly full load of the OTA's I wanted a dovetail adapter made from something other than cast aluminum.  I elected to build my own dovetail fixture based on the Losmandy-D dovetail bar and clamp.

 

 

Here's a couple of shots of the finished adapter.

 

The partially completed adapter.  The two 3/8" 303 Stainless pins guide the moveable jaw and help keep the flex to a minimum.

 

   

Finished adapter installed on the mounting.

Scope on the bar and fastened to the mounting.

 

Adapter with the bar.  The series of holes are a scale for balancing purposes.  The zero index is the three holes, balance point for the scope with all accessories installed and an average eyepiece.

 

Detail of scale.

 

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