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Altair TMS - Vixen-Synta-dovetail-saddle plate
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New: A brand-new, unused, unopened and undamaged item in original retail packaging (where packaging is ... Read moreabout the condition
dovetail saddle: vixen style
altair astro: tms


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Altair TMS Vixen - Synta Dovetail Clamp
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This is a small, light yet very strong clamp which is compatible with Vixen - Synta format dovetail bars. The "VDC" is also modular, and compatible with the rest of the blue anodised Altair TMS Telescope Mounting System range - for example it can be bolted directly to the Altair Losmandy plates to mount two telescopes side-by-side.

Product design:

  • Doesn't mar or damage the dovetail bar, because it uses a flat clamping surface, unlike other products which rely on screws to grip the bar, which invariably dig into the metal when tightened.
  • Safe and easy "tip in" saddle lets you position your telescope quickly and easily, while tightening up the clamps with your other hand. Based on feedback from customers.
  • Chamfered edges to make it even easier to get a heavy OTA placed securely before tightening the clamps.
  • No sharp edges or poor machining.
  • The clamp has it's own "self registering" machined guides, unlike inferior makes, where the thread alone takes most of the strain.
  • Self registering spring loaded clamp, over-engineered to grip with maximum strength and rigidity.
  • Stainless Steel thread (unlike cheap chromed, or zinc plated threads which corrode after a few months as the coating flakes away).
  • Heavy duty hard anodised star knobs, custom-machined for a positive grip (we tested several iterations). The knobs have a nylon washer to stop binding, making them easier to undo if over-tightened.
  • Precision CNC machined locally and blue hard anodised to match the Altair TMS hardware range.
  • The right level of quality at the right price - try adding up everything you need and bearing versatility in mind when comparing to other makes.


  • Can be bolted directly to Altair 250mm or 350mm Losmandy dovetail plates for mounting dual telescopes side-by-side, so you don't need to buy another purpose built side-by-side bar..
  • Fits Far East format narrow style dovetail bars sold by companies such as Vixen, Synta Skywatcher and Orion USA.
  • Fits iOptron Minitower mounts with the appropriate TMS Adapter Puck.

Please note, you are only purchasing 1x saddle plate. no other items are included in the sale they are for illustration purposes only

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  • We also accept cash upon collection
  • Please note we require telephone number for items sent via courier
  • All funds must be cleared before the goods will be released.

Please allow upto 5 Working days domestic handling time before we dispatch your goods.

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*Large- Heavy items incur excess charges to certain UK locations

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  • We will put the excess amount in the listing description where possible, please ask us to amend the invoice before you pay

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Large, heavy & expensive items by insured international signed for £20 unless stated different in the listing

We do offer combined shipping rates please email for details if you are unsure & we will quote you.

You only pay delivery on your 1st most expensive delivery item. All subsequent items are delivered FREE

If you purchase multiple items or an excess is required, please ask us for a combined total and we will send you an amended invoice to pay.

Terms & Conditions
  • Astrodevelopments will accept new boxed returns within 7 days and will give a full refund minus any delivery costs, Ebay fees & re-stocking fees we have incurred.

  • It is up to the customer to arrange and pay for the carriage of any goods back to us via on-line trackable means.

  • Any goods received back damaged or in an unsaleable condition will not be refunded.

  • For orders where free carriage was used on ebay Astrodeveolpments will charge 20% handling fee to cover any costs it has incurred, this will be deducted from your refund amount before hand.

  • Damaged items must be reported upon the day of delivery otherwise no claim for damage will be entertained.

  • Please allow upto 5 Working days domestic handling time before we dispatch your goods.

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