Losmandy Side by Side Dovetail Plate - D & V Series
The Losmandy Side by Side Dovetail Plate - D & V Series incorporates two saddle plates mounted parallel to each other. Used for mounting two optical systems side by side, by rotating the G-11 saddle 90 degrees. The Losmandy Side by Side Dovetail Plate - D & V Series accepts D and V series dovetail plates. The total weight is 7.25 lbs., Total thickness 1.5" and Saddle plate separation is 10.0", center to center.
Losmandy Product Number: DVSBS
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SKU LO-DVSBS Manufacturer Losmandy Plate Type Dovetails (Male) Plate Width D & V Combo Warranty 1 Year Warranty
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- Losmandy Side by Side Dovetail Plate - D & V Series
- Questions & Answers
I have this dovetail and would like to know if there is a way to even the mass difference between my AT8RC and AT115EDT for balancing purpose when both scope are installed. I've seen the threaded counterweight systems used on fork mount scopes. This dovetail will be used on a Mesu 200 mount.
Mike RogersQuestion by: michael C Rogers on Sep 12, 2016 3:42:00 AMIf your two scopes have long dovetails on the bottom, you can likely add counterweight sets to the nose or tail of each scope to allow for more balancing, but you cannot easily add weight to this side by side plate itself. Also, the center of mass on the AT115EDT will always be "lower" on the plate than the center of the AT8RC due to its smaller diameter, so it is not really possible to achieve perfect balance in every axis at every position of the sky. Ideally, you want to get as close as possible for a point in the sky near where you will be shooting that night.Answer by: Chris Hendren on Sep 12, 2016 1:24:00 PM
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