ADM V Series
ADM V Series
ADM V Series
The ADM V series of dovetails and accessories conform to the popular Vixen style, featuring a 1.7-inch dovetail bar width and matching accessory adapters. Based on the dimensions of the accessories originally produced by Vixen, the V series is now a standard across several telescope brands and is manufactured by multiple companies, including ADM.
The ADM Vixen series includes the following accessories:
- Dovetail Bars: Telescope dovetail bars are used to attach telescope optical tubes to mounts. These bars also allow you to attach accessories to the top of an optical tube, such as camera mounts, guide scope rings and other parts. The Vixen dovetail bar is one of the most common styles, also known as the V style. The Vixen mount system includes mating surfaces of dovetail bars that are about 1.5 inches wide.
- Tube Rings: Tube rings are a major part of the interface between an optical tube and an accessory like a telescope mount. These tube rings connect to a dovetail bar, helping the bar set in place within a mount saddle.
- Counterweights: Counterweights are also included in the V series — they’re used in combination with Vixen style dovetails for SCTs. Counterweights are used to offset the weight of a camera, guide scope or another accessory, minimizing the load drive on your telescope’s motor.
These accessories are compatible with several telescope mounts from brands including Celestron, iOptron, Meade, Orion and Vixen. To ensure that your telescope is compatible with a V series accessory, check the recommendations for your specific model or speak with someone from a knowledgeable astronomy resource like Skies Unlimited.
ADM V Series From Skies Unlimited
At Skies Unlimited, we offer a variety of V series accessories from manufacturers like ADM, as well as D series accessories from ADM and Losmandy. On top of our wide selection of mounting solutions, we offer the expertise you need to make the most of this equipment.
Whether you’re wondering if your telescope needs a D style or V style dovetail bar or need help purchasing your first telescope, Skies Unlimited can help. From pure beginners to skywatchers with decades of experience, we have the expertise you need to make the best purchasing decisions for your needs. We’ll tell you everything you need to know to make the right choices, from product specifications and dimensions to recommendations and basic advice. We want to make sure you get the best astronomy equipment for the best viewing experience possible.
Established in 2004 by amateur astronomers looking to make astronomy accessible to the world, Skies Unlimited features not only a wide selection of astronomy equipment but a staff with a wealth of personal and professional knowledge in the field. Each one of our team members is an avid amateur astronomer and can give you the advice and recommendations you need based on their background and experience in the field. All you need to do is call Skies Unlimited or come to our physical location just outside of Pottstown, Pa., to speak with a staff member.