Astro-Physics SBD16 16" Versatile Dovetail Plate for D-Style Saddle Plate
This 16" Versatile Dovetail Plate is exceptionally strong, providing a rigid structure to your heaviest payloads. It can be used with our DOVELM2 and the DOVELM162 saddle plates (earlier versions of the DOVELM16x require the minor modification outlined below) . It can also be used with many other Losmandy D-style Saddle Plates.
Consider the SBD16 for the following configurations:
Astro-Physics mounting rings with 2.362" (60 mm) or 4.5" hole spacing. Note: The 3.2" hole spacing of Astro-Physics rings is not used for this plate.
TeleVue, AstroTech, Stellarvue, TMB, ASA rings (confirm your ring spacing with diagram)
Parallax rings with 37mm hole spacing
Losmandy Adapter Blocks or AP Riser Blocks (SBDAPB) using 3.5" hole spacing
Takahashi clamshells and ring sets
Optional blocks (SBDTB) are available for the largest Takahashi scopes: Mewlon, BRC, FRC
Optional blocks (SBDAPB) are available if you wish to raise your AP rings in order to incorporate "floating" rings for a guidescope
Weight: 4.2 lb. (1.9 kg) . The plate is ribbed on one side to reduce weight.
Dimensions: 16" x 5" x 1" (40.6cm x 12.7cm x 2.5 cm) with 3" (7.6 cm) dovetail
16" Universal Sliding Bar
Fasteners listed on Mounting Plate Fastener Chart