10063Re: WO dovetail plate questions...
- Jul 1, 2006--- In William-Optics@yahoogroups.com, Jim Easterbrook <yahoo@...> wrote:
>What's really maddening is that I just measured things and the narrow
> At 05:15 30/06/2006, Tom M wrote:
> >Also, will the Losmandy plates fit the WO saddle if I get an EZ-Touch?
> I don't know about Losmandy plates, but I have a Baader 3" rail that
> is almost too narrow for my WO saddle. The clamp on the WO plate is
> almost at the end of its travel when tightened on the Baader rail.
> It's a pity that all 3" dovetails are not the same width, and I'm
> surprised more people aren't aware of the problem.
> Jim Easterbrook <http://astro.jim-easterbrook.me.uk/>
> N51.36 W0.25
portion of the dovetail would fit. It's the wide part that's about 1mm
When comparing it to a Losmandy plate it seems that the only real
difference is that the WO plates leave a sharp edge on the dovetail
while the Losmandy plates remove a bit prior to the anodizing process.
If that same step were done to the WO plates they'd fit the Losmandy
saddle plate. Frustrating.
Either way I need to spend more money to purchase a pair of Losmandy
DUPS or take my WO plates down to a machine shop and have the edges
milled just a bit.
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