Dovetail adapter for Vixen NewPolaris
Most new scopes feature a dovetail for mounting. Most common is the Vixen
type of dovetail adopted by many other scope and mount manufacturers.
A nice locking clamp for Vixen dovetails is available from Baader-Planetarium (Giro II Prismenklemme Model V 245 1530)
I took a 40mm wide quite massive door hinge from a building store, sawed it to length and drilled 4 holes to mount the clamp to the plate and the plate to the mount-saddle.
The clamp is fixed by 2 M6x20 countersunk bolts and nuts, the plate by 2 M6x30 bolts and nuts. The appropriate distance to the saddle is achieved by 8 washers per bolt.
Ready for action !