Astro-Physics 16.5" P-Style Dovetail Saddle Plate

Astro-Physics 16.5" P-Style Dovetail Saddle Plate
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  • This "P" Style, or Planewave Style Dovetail Saddle Plate works great with the 1200, 1600 or 3600 AP mounts.
  • Made by Astro-Physics, the DOVEPW uses the specifications called for by Planewave Instruments for their larger CDK scopes, including the 17", 20" & 24".
  • The slot is wide enough to accept Planewave dovetail plates as well as the 7.65" AP SBPW23 plate.
  • The DOVEPW is 16.5" x 10" x 1.35" and weighs 9 lbs.


The DOVEPW dovetail saddle plate was originally designed with the AP 3600GTO in mind; however, it is ideal for the Astro-Physics 1600GTO & 1200 mounts. It is called a P-style plate since PlaneWave Instruments originated this dovetail specification for their larger scopes, specifically the 17", 20" and 24" CDKs. With the introduction of the 23" P-style Dovetail Plate (SBPW23), this saddle plate can be used with a wide variety of telescopes.

The DOVEPW plate has a wide slot to accommodate the SBPW23, as well as the 7.65" dovetail plates (width of dovetail portion) available from PlaneWave with their instruments. The tilt-in style of the saddle allows you to mount the dovetail plate as easily as possible with a large instrument. The four spring-loaded clamps lock into place with an allen wrench to hold the plates securely. If you use the SBPW23, you also have the option of bolting the saddle and dovetail together with 1/4-20 screws. This ensures that if the clamps are loosened accidentally, the dovetail will not slip. This feature is particularly useful for permanent installations, especially public observatories.

You can take a look at the DOVEPW Hole Pattern if you need specifics.

Dimensions: 16.5" x 10" x 1.35" (42 cm x 25 cm x 3.4 cm)
Weight: 9.0 lb. (4.1 kg). The plate is ribbed on one side to reduce weight.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Manufacturer Astro-Physics
Plate Type Saddles (Female)
Plate Width Custom
Warranty Limited Warranty
Included Items

Included Items

  • 16.5" Dovetail Saddle Plate
  • (6) 3/8 - 16x1" SHCS Fasteners
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