Astro-Physics SB1000 10" Dovetail Sliding Bar
Redesigned in Spring 2008, this bar now includes an additional countersunk through-hole and slot. These changes provide greater mounting versatility for owners of small scopes and presents a new option for customers using the TeleVue 127 mm. Can be used in the same manner as the 7" Sliding Bar (SB0800) described above.
It also provides the extra length needed to push the Traveler forward to counterbalance accessories when doing eyepiece projection. For more information see this detailed schematic of the hole pattern.
Please note that this sliding bar can NOT be used with Vixen style saddle plates. The base of this sliding bar is narrower than the receiving channel on the Vixen style mounting system, and the Astro-Physics sliding bar has a more aggressively angled bevel for a secure grip. Can't tell the difference between the Vixen and Astro-Physics sliding bars? Click here for a scaled profile diagram comparing each of the sliding bar.