Saddles and Side by Side Systems
Saddles and side by side systems offer alternative ways to attach one or more telescopes to a mount. Replacement saddles are available to change between the common Losmandy "D" standard and the Vixen "V" standard. More recently the universal "DV" saddles which accommodate either dovetail standard have become available. We believe that the DV saddles are an ideal solution for anyone who shares one mount with a number of different telescopes.
Side by side systems allow you to mount two telescopes on a common mount in a parallel orientation. These are most commonly used in imaging applications where the main telescope is mounted parallel to a guide scope.