Altair TMS - Vixen Synta Dovetail Bar Clear Silver

Product code: VDB-S-180
£42.00
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Product information

The Altair Vixen-format dovetail bars are available in 180mm and 250mm lengths. They're narrow, light and are the prefect option for small telescopes, for example a refractor of up to about 102mm or 4" aperture.

To mount telescopes side-by-side, we recommend the Altair TMS "Small Vixen Dovetail Clamp" which is designed to bolt directly onto either end of our Vixen (or Losmandy) bars and plates with two bolts, for maximum ridigity and strength. (If you order clamps with your bars, we'll include all the stainless steel bolts you need).

A countersunk M6 hole at each end, plus a countersunk centre M6 slot, allows maximum compatibility for attachment to most telescope tube rings on the market today.

Precision CNC machined locally, and Clear silver anodized for extra resistance to tarnishing or scratching. Silver goes with anything, like our black anodised mounting equipment, creating a nice combination of colours. Who said telescopes had to look boring? Altair TMS is a precision machined modular Telescope Mounting System. Our aim is to provide a simple, safe and rigid mounting system for most types of telescope on the market, to give our customers the best possible results for astro imaging and visual observing. All components can be re-used which makes the overall cost of ownership very cost effective in the loing run. Made from the highest grade British aerospace 6068 T6 tempered and artificially aged aluminium, which has the highest strength in the 6000 series alloy range and is extremely corrosion resistant. All threads are stainless steel, and dovetail clamps are spring loaded with teflon washers.

Many different combinations are possible using the TMS. In the example below on the left hand side, a VDB-250 (250mm Vixen Dovetail Bar) is used in a side by side arrangement, being held in a lightweight VDC (Vixen Dovetail Clamp), which is in turn bolted directly to the end of a larger 350mm Losmandy Dovetail Bar (LDB). The larger telescope is an 8" Imaging Newtonian with standard tube rings. On the opposite side, a Losmandy Saddle Plate (LSP) is used to mount a 102mm refractor.

 

Product Info

MPN VDB-S-180
Brand Altair
Product Code VDB-S-180
Delivery Weight Package
1.5kg