Product Code: 1552055

Starwave 200mm Dovetail Bar

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This Starwave vixen-format dovetail bar is used to attach your telescope mount to the tube rings. The dovetail bar is a crucial structural element, helping assure telescope stability. This thoughtfully designed, hard-coated, 15mm thick aluminium dovetail bar offers several advantages over rough-cast budget versions – the most important of which is probably the peace of mind offered in having your expensive optics secured by a well-engineered component, rather than the cheapest one! The bar features three 35mm centre slotted holes, counter-bored to M6 screw size and four pairs of M6 holes, in order to fit most telescopes and allow a degree of flexibility when it comes to mounting position.

Starwave 200mm Dovetail Bar

Unlike most cheap cast dovetail bars sold with many telescopes, the Starwave dovetail bar offers more strength and more versatility, plus the ability to slide the dovetail back and forth for easier balancing. This is due to the smooth sides (many cheap cast dovetail bars have irregular edges, making it impossible to balance your Newtonian without loosening the tube rings every time). It also offers more rigidity than the simple extruded aluminium dovetail bars offered with most telescopes - which are fine to get you started visually, but often not rigid enough for imaging.

The Starwave Dovetail Bar is ideal for basic wide field imaging setups with refractors and a mini-autoguider side-by-side. Just mount the Altair Astro 60mm finder/guider rings sideways using 2x M5 screws with 2x locking nuts, and add a Starwave Vixen dovetail clamp to the other side to carry your refractor, for a compact wide field autoguiding setup.

The Starwave Dovetail Bar can be used as a base for a larger 80mm guide-scope, mounted using the compatible Starwave 110mm Guide Scope Rings, which can be positioned along the length of the bar using the pairs of M6 holes with 24mm centre-to-centre spacing.

Solar scope dovetail bar too short? This is a nice upgrade to the short and rather basic dovetail bars offered with most solar telescopes - allowing more length for better balancing with binoviewers, premium eyepieces, and so-on.

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Product Specification

For Use With Sky-Watcher/Vixen/Synta fit Mounts
Mount Connection 44.5mm width
Primary Material Machined Aluminium Alloy
Type Dovetail Bar
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Product Code: 1552055-wex Manufacturers Part Number: SW-MINI-VBAR-200