DetailsThe Celestron CGE Dovetail Bar measures 14" in length and is designed for Celestron 8" CGE-style equatorial mounts.
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SKU CE-94216 UPC Code 050234942164 Manufacturer Celestron Plate Type Dovetails (Male) Plate Width 4" (D Series) Warranty 2 Year Warranty
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- Celestron Dovetail Bar for 8" CGE
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Product QuestionsWill this dovetail work with an mid 80's C8 black tube, to mount to an Celestron AVX mount. At present the scope it on the original Byers RA drive fork mount. ThanksI have a celestron nexstar 8 se tube that I want to use with a CGE mount. the existing dovetail is too narrow, will this dovetail allow me to use the tube with the CGEQuestion by: Mark Silva on May 30, 2016 3:48:00 PMTwo questions in one just to be sure... Can I connect my "ADM Mini-MAX Alt-Az Aiming Device for V-Series Dovetail" on this dovetail bar on my C8 (Celestron Celestar 8) ?? Is my C8 compatible to this dovetail also?
Thanks in advance!Question by: David Rivas on Jul 25, 2015 8:02:00 AMYour C8 (Celestar) should be compatible with this dovetail, however to be sure let me note the spacing of the bolt-pattern:
- The two bolts holes used to attach to the telescope's rear-casting have 50MM center-to-center spacing.
- From them to the single bolt hole used for the front-casting, there are two options. First, there is a single hole at 400MM spacing, and then there is also a slot that allows the range of 412-420 millimeters.
The CGE dovetails from Celestron are of the D-style (3.25" bottom, 4" top), and are not compatible with the Mini-Max from ADM... it would require the Max. However, ADM and Losmandy both offer Vixen-style dovetails that will both fit your telescope and the Mini-Max. Those are AA-VC8 (ADM) and the LO-VSCT13 (Losmandy), but please note that the Losmandy rail will also require use of the LO-VCB.Answer by: Eric Blackhurst (Admin) on Jul 28, 2015 4:54:00 PMCan this dovetail be used to replace the existing dovetail on EdgeHD 8" scope to be fitted on the AVX mount? If not ,which dovetail can be used?Question by: Jake on Aug 26, 2015 2:37:00 PMNo, in order to attach you 8" to the AVX mount you will need the item seen here:
http://www.optcorp.com/aa-vc8-v-series-dovetail-bars-8inch-celestron.htmlAnswer by: Todd R on Aug 26, 2015 4:20:00 PMI have an Edge HD 8" with a CG-5 bar and want to mount onto a Losmondy style saddle. Can I use this dovetail to replace the CG-5 bar to achieve this. Thanks.Question by: Dave on Sep 3, 2016 3:44:00 AMYes, this dovetail will attach to your scope if you remove the CG-5 bar. I would recommend putting the CG-5 bar on top of the scope once the CGE bar is on the bottom, as the top rail can be useful when piggybacking a camera with lens or a guidescope.Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on Sep 5, 2016 9:53:00 AMWill this dovetail allow me to mount my NexStar C 8 tube to a NexStar 6se mount? My hole spacing is not as stated in answer 2. The bar total length in ad says 14"which is only 356 mm. That would make hole dimensions in answer 2 impossible wouldn't it?Question by: mike on Nov 19, 2015 10:02:00 PM
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