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Old 17-06-2020, 11:24 AM
Drac0 (Mark)
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Question Dovetail bars, wide or narrow?

I have a Celestron 8" SCT and want to add another bar for accessories. Just wondering if it will make much difference replacing the current narrow vixen style bar (CG-5?) with a wide bar (CGE) and place the narrow bar on top for accessories? Or just purchase another vixen bar for the accessories and not worry about the wider one at all?

Note the mount will accept either bar.

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Current bar: https://www.celestron.com/products/d...r-kit-8-narrow
Wide bar: https://www.celestron.com/products/8...vetail-bar-cge
3rd party option: https://www.bintel.com.au/product/fa...v=322b26af01d5
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Old 18-06-2020, 12:40 AM
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Don't bother with the wider one, the Vixen style one Narrow is enough, if you really want to make a big difference then go with Losmandy style top wide dovetail/bar, but that will be heavy, but if you have a good mount then that dovetail/bar will be better.

I bought one 13" Wide top Losmandy type dovetail for my 6" F4 and it made my Newt like a toy, but because it became too much heavy to me i just changed it back to Vixen style.
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Old 18-06-2020, 07:51 AM
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Thanks Tareq.
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