This 15” long Vixen V-style dovetail plate is designed to add maximum strength and rigidity to your scope setup. It uses a wide attachment surface with the Astro-Physics 2.362” (60 mm) side-to-side hole-pattern, along with the universality of center slots. The underside has been machined to reduce weight while maintaining strength.
The plate hole pattern also incorporates Astro-Physics’ 6.3” and 13.75” front to back spacing for scope rings. The 6.3” spacing is repeated to allow rings to be mounted forward or backward of center in order to facilitate balancing front- or back-heavy scopes.
Though it was designed to be used with the 10” Dual-style Saddle Plate (DOVEDV10), the SBV15 can be used with all Vixen V-style OEM dovetail systems.
Use as an accessory plate by attaching it to the top of rings. This will allow affixing a variety of accessories using V-style adapters:
- Small scopes
- Communication and power distribution devices
- Counterbalance weights
- Wide field cameras
The above options can be secured and slid along the plate to assist balance.
Dimension: 15" (38.1 cm) long x 2.9" (7.5 cm) wide
Weight: 1.4 lb. (0.6 kg)
Fasteners listed on Mounting Plate Fastener Chart
We recommend using the D-style dovetail system for most telescope configurations to provide the strongest and safest attachment. However, the V-style dovetail is popular with small scopes and we do not want to neglect it.