The 115mm PLUS support rings are designed for optical tubes with a diameter of Ø115mm. These rings belong to the PLUS system (Prima Luce Universal System) that includes a large variety of telescope rings, bars, guide rings and dovetail clamps. The rings have a system of drilled and threaded holes that maximize the compatibility between parts, allowing several mechanical combinations and assembly solutions.
The 115mm PLUS can be used with SharpStar 100Q-II Vixen VSD, Vixen AX103S, Vixen ED103D, Takahashi TSA102 telescopes.
Each component of the PLUS system is carved from aluminum blocks with CNC machines. Then, the aluminum is sandblasted to achieve a very smooth surface finish and it is anodized (hard anodizing) to increase the hardness of the material and to protect it from oxidation.
Due to the particular design, the 115mm PLUS support rings are equipped with tapped holes (above and below each ring) to allow the attachment of:
- Vixen or Losmandy bars below the rings to install the telescope on any mount
- PLUS guide rings (each ring can be fixed on the support ring with 2 screws)
- Vixen or Losmandy bars above the rings to increase the rigidity of the telescope assembly and to allow the installation of other accessories such as dovetail clamps.