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Orion Wide Side by Side Plate

Regular Price: £179.00

Special Price £125.30

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The Orion Wide Side by Side Plate allows the mounting of two instruments in parallel on a suitable mount, using the Losmandy standard of dovetail.
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The Orion Wide Side by Side Plate allows the mounting of two instruments in parallel on a suitable mount, using the Losmandy standard of dovetail.

Suitable for imaging rigs and side-by-side arrangements on mounts such as the Skywatcher NEQ6 and Losmandy Series of Equatorials.

Having two telescopes mounted side-by-side is a great way to expand your visual observational abilities. You can, for example, attach one telescope optimized for wide-field views and another more well-suited for high magnification use. Once you have the mount trained on a target object, you can alternate between wide-field and high-magnification views by looking through the two different telescopes. Imagine going to a star-party and showing off a powerful view of Jupiter's red spot region through one telescope AND a wider view of Jupiter's disk and bright moons through another telescope on the same mount.

For astro-imaging pursuits, an Orion Wide Side-by-Side plate allows you to mount an imaging telescope and guide scope next to each other instead of in a "piggyback" orientation. This can help reduce tracking errors and simplify your astro-imaging setup. What's more, you can easily swap out telescopes when using a Side-by-Side Plate if you wish to change your imaging or guide scope instruments in the middle of a lengthy imaging session.

Using a Side-by-Side Plate can reduce the amount of counterweight needed, since both mounted instruments are closer to the EQ mount's pivot point compared to telescopes mounted piggyback. The distance between the two plates is 10.2-inches. The Wide Side-by-Side plate measures 14 inches wide. Each wide dovetail saddle measures 10 inches long and 3.75 inches wide. The entire assembly is 1.5 inches in height and weighs 6.25 lbs.

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