The Dovetail Plates are the heart of the Losmandy Secondary System. 0.5" x 4.0" x length of the tube assembly. Dovetail plates may be mounted to the top and bottom of tube assembly for mounting of all D series accessories, making it possible to use both sides of tube for equipment. Mounts to all Astrophysics, Celestron, and Meade systems.
Losmandy DC8 Dovetail Plate
The dovetail plates, like all accessories in the Losmandy line, are machined for lightness and rigidity from aluminum stock, then black anodized for a tough, corrosion free surface. Celestron dovetail plate for 8", bolts to existing holes. Weight is 2 lbs. and length is 13.5" HS 12.325/12.70. The height from the top of the tube to the top of dovetail plate is 1.00".
Losmandy Product Number: DC8
- Additional Information
SKU LO-DC8 Manufacturer Losmandy Plate Type Dovetails (Male) Plate Width 4" (D Series) Warranty 1 Year Warranty
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- Losmandy DC8 Dovetail Plate
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsI have a Celestron Super C8, purchased new in 1983. I want to take the OTA and mount it on an iOptron45 Pro equatorial. Celestron.com tells me that they no longer make mounting plates to fit, and suggested I look at Losmandy or ADM. I thought you might be able to advise me on this since you handle these items. Can you identify a mounting plate that will work with this old SCT model?
EBQuestion by: Eldon Byland on Sep 24, 2015 9:44:00 PMAccording to Losmandy, while the Celestron mounting hole pattern has changed somewhat from 1983 to 2015, the LO-DC8 will fit both older and newer C8 scopes (anything made after 1970) because the radius blocks have slots that accommodate different widths of screws on the rear cell. This plate will work for your scope.Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on Sep 25, 2015 1:12:00 PM
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