PS3-V Adapter Rail to Convert Vixen Dovetail to Losmandy or CGEM
Starway Adapter Rail for Optical Telescope Tubes with Vixen or Skywatcher EQ-type Dovetails and Telescope Mounts with 3" (Celestron CGE or Losmandy) Dovetail Clamps
Here is a solution if you want to mount a telescope with a Vixen GP-style (or Skywatcher EQ-style or Celestron Advanced GT-style/CG-5-style) dovetail on a mount with 3" Losmandy-style (or Celestron CGE-style) dovetail clamp
The PS3-V adapter rail is a smart solution by TS Optics. You already own a telescope with the small GP prism rail (Vixen, Celestron, Meade... ) and now you want to fix it on a mount with the bigger 3" dovetail clamp (Celestron CGE, CGEM, CGE Pro, Losmandy, 10Micron... ). Now, you don't have to remove the existing prism rail from your telescope. Just slide the PS3-V adapter rail over it and your telescope fits to the new mount.
The PS3-V advantages:
- fast conversion from Vixen GP Level to Losmandy Level and back
- faster & (usually) cheaper than purchasing and attaching a 3" prism rail (and you don't have to throw away the old one)
- low profile (only 6mm). It does not expose the mount to difficult lever conditions.- versatile in use
The picture above shows the easy adaptation of the GP (EQ) rails and the low profile. The rail is clamped by four screws.
The PS3-V's technical details:
- Weight: 300 grams
- Length: 180mm
- Base width: 74.5mm
- Total height: 15mm
GP Prism rail of a Celestron C8 - ready for the adaptation to a Losmandy-style mount.