Astro-Physics ACPLTR Traveler Dovetail Accessory Plate
Mount this accessory plate atop your Traveler to enable you to use the Straight-through Finders with our Quick Release Finder Bracket (S1060QRM) (please note that the Quick Release Brackets shipped prior to June 1994 cannot be used in this manner), 3.4" Guidescope Rings (no longer available) and TeleVue Starbeam or TeleVue Qwik-Point Finder. The plate measures 2.75" x 7" and weighs only 8 oz. Use with the 5.5" Sliding Bar (no longer available), 7" Sliding Bar (SB0800), or 10" Sliding Bar (SB1000) .
Please note that the Traveler mounting rings must be 6.3" apart (center to center) to accommodate this plate. Be aware that some of our earliest Traveler rings were not tapped on the top side. Please confirm that your rings are appropriately tapped before ordering.
If your scope is mounted in any of the following configurations, the correct spacing will be achieved: any mount with an 8" Dovetail Plate (DOVE08), Vixen DX mount, Celestron (Vixen) Super Polaris or Great Polaris mounts, TeleVue Gibraltar mount with our 7" Sliding Bar (SB0800) as a mounting plate, very heavy-duty camera tripod with 7" Sliding Bar (SB0800) as a mounting plate. To see photos of the Traveler Accessory Plate with a wide variety of accessories, go to our Traveler photo page.
Note also that this accessory plate will NOT accept Vixen style plates (sliding bars) like the Losmandy V-series. This newer Vixen specification is slightly wider than our long established Astro-Physics 8" specification and has a much less angled bevel to the dovetail. Can't tell the difference between the Vixen and Astro-Physics sliding bars? Click here for a scaled diagram comparing each of the bar profiles.