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Looking for a dovetail saddle which will accept #20 threaded rods

Started by RobertHowe, 03/01/2020 11:01PM
Posted 03/01/2020 11:01PM | Edited 03/01/2020 11:02PM Opening Post
After years in its case I have re-mounted my Ceravolo 216 f/6 Mak-Newt.  Fabulous scope.  I want to hang my TV80 on top of it, as I did in 2006, but on a dovetail not a fixed attachment. That way I can swap with a small solar scope. Can anyone point me to a dovetail which will accept the 4 #20 screws that are on the rings of my Ceravolo?  See photos.

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Robert Howe
Wilbraham MA


TeleVue 85 f/7 // Astro-Physics Traveler 105 f/6 // Astro-Physics 130 f/8.35 // Tak Mewlon 210 //
Coronado 60 DS
"Scopes, Brains and Wisdom--but no Beauty"
Posted 03/01/2020 11:03PM #1
Here's the rods in question

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Robert Howe
Wilbraham MA


TeleVue 85 f/7 // Astro-Physics Traveler 105 f/6 // Astro-Physics 130 f/8.35 // Tak Mewlon 210 //
Coronado 60 DS
"Scopes, Brains and Wisdom--but no Beauty"
Posted 04/06/2020 01:26AM #2
Aluminum is pretty easy to work with.  You could just buy the dove tail you want and drill it yourself.  Regular steel bits for wood working will drill aluminum easily.
Posted 04/06/2020 01:39AM #3
Thanks for a reasonable suggestion John

Robert Howe
Wilbraham MA


TeleVue 85 f/7 // Astro-Physics Traveler 105 f/6 // Astro-Physics 130 f/8.35 // Tak Mewlon 210 //
Coronado 60 DS
"Scopes, Brains and Wisdom--but no Beauty"