The Prima Luce Lab dovetail clamps have the advantage to offer a dual connection for Vixen and Losmandy bars so you will be able to connect any telescope or accessory. In combination with specific adapters, the clamp can be installed on several mounts such as the SkyWatcher EQ8, AZ-EQ6 and EQ6-R with the advantage of a professional Prima Luce Lab dovetail clamp.
It belongs to the PLUS system (Prima Luce Universal System) that includes a large variety of telescope rings, bars, guide rings and dovetail clamps. The clamp has a system of drilled and threaded holes that maximize the compatibility between each other allowing several combinations.
Each component of the PLUS system is carved from aluminium blocks that are CNC machined. Then, the aluminium 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 its particular design, the PLUS dual dovetail clamp can be installed on different configurations:
- By using 2 clamps you can build a side-by-side system on the same PLUS Losmandy or Vixen bar. This allows to connect two telescopes in parallel with the advantage to lower the barycenter and therefore reduce the counterweights needed
- It can be connected between the Eagle control units and another telescope with a dovetail bar
- It can be installed on mounts instead of the original clamp.
A really well made, solid and quality mounting plate. Locking feels rock solid and all sorts of mounting options available. I originally bought this to mount on a wooden tabletop dobsonion type mount for my refractors. But then I realized that the WO Z61 needed a vixen style bar to mount on top of the FLT 120. I was easily able to find the correct spacings to mount this on top of the FLT 120. And it was the right color!.....
A solid saddle! I use this to mount my guidescope on top of my PLL bar (itself mounted on top of my scope). The benefit of being able to remove the guide scope completely and pack away is great. So much in fact, that I'll be getting another one to mount my Pegasus + NUC at the back.
The locks are solid and PrimaLuce stuff just looks great!
I bought this product about 3 months ago, in order to use the Losmandy bar (which is known to be more stable than the Vixen one) on my Heq-5 pro. The saddle is certainly made well with excellent materials and is well built, but it is incredible how this , combined with the Losmandy bar, has significantly improved my guiding chart and the stability of my mount. I highly recommend it, especially for those like me who own a Heq-5 mount.