Losmandy Dovetail Saddle Plate for GM 8, G-11, and Takahashi Mounts

BH #LOG11SPDV • MFR #G-11 SPDV
Losmandy
Losmandy Dovetail Saddle Plate for GM 8, G-11, and Takahashi Mounts
Key Features
  • Fits GM 8, G-11, and Takahashi Mounts
  • Accepts D and V-Series Dovetails
  • Two Holes with 35mm Separation
  • Two Holes with 3" Separation
Attach Losmandy's Dovetail Saddle Plate to the head of a GM 8, G-11, or Takahashi mount to make assembling your observation rig fast and easy. The saddle accepts OTAs outfitted with their larger D-series and smaller V-series plates and lock into place using two included thumbscrews. Two sets of holes, one set spaced 3" apart and the other 35mm apart, align with the saddle mounting holes on the mount head.
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Losmandy G-11 SPDV Overview

Attach Losmandy's Dovetail Saddle Plate to the head of a GM 8, G-11, or Takahashi mount to make assembling your observation rig fast and easy. The saddle accepts OTAs outfitted with their larger D-series and smaller V-series plates and lock into place using two included thumbscrews. Two sets of holes, one set spaced 3" apart and the other 35mm apart, align with the saddle mounting holes on the mount head.

UPC: 851868007331

Losmandy G-11 SPDV Specs

Dimensions8.0 x 4.0 x 1.0" / 20.3 x 10.2 x 2.5 cm
Weight2 lb / .9 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.605 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.75 x 5.4 x 1.35"

Losmandy G-11 SPDV Reviews

Big! Good.

By James
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-10

It is a big, honkin piece of metal that lets me put a 20lb Celestron telescope and 2.5lb camera on a photo tripod!

A Solid Platform

By Frank
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-26

I own a G11 on which I installed this upgrade. The ability to mount either V or D-style rail allows me to use my telescopes as well as guest's scopes. Instllation issues: Stock Hex Head 5/6-18 x 3/4 SS bolts did require some grinding and polishing to shorten the bolt head length and head diameter. I also recomment mylar washers to prevent the SS mounting bolts from galling the aluminum saddle. Using the split jaw clamp: The original single-jaw clamp required a careful alignment when inserting the dovetail of a 20+ lbs. scope into the saddle. With the split-jaw arrangement, you can widen the foward jaw silghtly to allow easy insertion while a tighter rear jaw will provide stability. Built-in Bubble Level: My kit includes circular and I-beam levels but it is always nice to have an added hands free level. Side by side comparison results indicated that the included level was correct. Quality: -Knobs are nice cast alloy with tumbled finish and SS threaded shafts w/ black nylon washers -Jaw springs (x6) they keep the jaw(s) parallel to the saddle -Machining, I like the crisp edges but will cover the corners w/ masking tape to limit skin abraision -Finish All top of the line. Weight (as compaired to the original D-style only G11 saddle by Losmandy): -D only Weight: 1 lb.- 11 oz. -SPDV Weight: 2 lbs. Resale consideration: When the time comes to move up in mount size, I believe that an all Losmandy device is a well known quality device and should easily sell. Only disapointment/improvement: Losmandy should laser engrave their name on the saddle as well as engrave a reference scale on the side(s).

Great!

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-11-08

Extremely well-made. Highly recommended.

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