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Celestron 9.25" - Changing Dovetail Bars

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2023 4:41 pm
by davidm61
I have the Celestron Evolution 9.25" Edge HD telescope (among others!!) which comes fitted with a CG-5 (Vixen type) dovetail bar. I have taken the optical tube off the Evolution mount and am using it on my Skywatcher AZ EQ6 Pro mount - the AZ EQ6 can properly handle the tube and accessory weight!!

My question is, will the Celestron CGE orange dovetail bar, their Losmandy type equivalent, fit the 9.25" Edge HD optical tube that comes with the Evolution? My understanding is that the optical tube on the Evolution is exactly the same as the version that ships with the dual fork mounts and the OTA only version, but is this correct? Are the two rear bolt holes on the tube cell set at the same width as the two holes for the rear fixing of the CGE orange bar?

Any help and advice would be very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.