Altair TMS Dual Losmandy Saddle Plate Kit
This kit saves you money on Altair TMS (Telescope Mounting System) products bought separately through less shipping, and a reduction in price per unit.
The Altair TMS Side-by-side package includes:
2x Altair Losmandy Saddle Plate Clamps (LSP-1) with 4x M8 stainless steel screws to fit them to the Losmandy-format dovetail plate.
Your choice of hard black or clear silver anodising (please choose colour in the dropdown menu below)
Your choice of 250mm, 300mm or 350mm length Losmandy-format Dovetail Plate on which to mount them at either end (please choose your plate size in the dropdown menu below)
The centre-to-centre separation of two optical tubes side-by-side for each plate length option, is as follows:
Author: Dennis Thompson
I'm using this for astroimaging with my 8" SCT and 80mm ED refractor permanently set up in my observatory. I'd recommend this being a very solidly built product and very well finished off with very smooth surfaces. The way the Losmandy clamps attach to the dovetail plates is well thought out, and they can be employed in a variety of different scenarios so you aren't restricted in their possible uses. All screws were provided and are also of very high quality. The product is simple and yet sophisticated.
Author: Dan baker
The whole system is very well built and designed, gripping like a vise as I've seen others mention in their comments.
I'd recommend the dual plates without reservation for imaging, especially with heavy triplet refractors or other heavy telescopes.
Top marks for presentation and precision manufacture.
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