The Altair TMS package includes:
2x Altair Losmandy Saddle Plate Clamps (LSP-1) with 4x M8 stainless steel screws to fit them to the Losmandy-format dovetail plate.
Your choice of hard black or clear silver anodising (please choose colour in the dropdown menu below)
Your choice of 250mm, 300mm or 350mm length Losmandy-format Dovetail Plate on which to mount them at either end (please choose plate size in the dropdown menu below)
The centre-to-centre separation of two optical tubes side-by-side for each plate length option, is as follows:
#LSBS-250 gives 190mm centre-to-centre OTA Separation
(incl. 2x Losmandy-format clamps, 1x 250mm Losmandy plate)
#LSBS-300 gives 240mm centre-to-centre OTA Separation
(incl. 2x Losmandy-format clamps, 1x 300mm Losmandy plate)
#LSBS-350 gives 290mm centre-to-centre OTA Separation
(incl. 2x Losmandy-format clamps, 1x 350mm Losmandy plate)
Useful tip: How to choose what separation you need: This make things a lot easier to manage when choosing accessories. Just put your two telescopes side by side on a table, and move them next to each other with enough space between them as you judge it. Then measure the centre-to-centre distance of the optical tubes you require, and choose a corresponding Losmandy plate (or Vixen bar). We recommend that you always increase the width a little to allow comfortable clearance for guide scope rings, finders, cables, etc.
The Altair TMS is an precision machined modular Telescope Mounting System. Our aim is to provide a simple, safe and rigid mounting system for most types of telescope on the market, to give our customers the best possible results for astro imaging and visual observing. Made from the highest grade aerospace 6068 T6 tempered and artificially aged aluminium, which has the highest strength in the 6000 series alloy range and is extremely corrosion resistant. All threads are stainless steel, and dovetail clamps are spring loaded with teflon washers.
Our standard delivery charge for most of the UK is £2.95. All orders are shipped promptly, lower value items are sent Royal Mail 1st class and higher value or larger goods are shipped via reputable courier. All goods are shipped fully insured with FEDEX, UPS, DPD and Royal Mail, we do not use budget courier services, please note we can only ship to UK mainland addresses. We are not able to ship to forwarding agents or PO boxes.
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We hold stock, dozens of telescopes and literally thousands of accessories that we ship out each business day, normally orders received before lunch are shipped that business day. We also direct ship from our UK suppliers, this means we have access to thousands of products that can ship fast to our customers.
Deliveries to UK mainland addresses are all shipped with fully insured premium services for £2.95, *some exceptions apply including many AB, FK, HS, IV, KA, KW, PA, PH, ZE postcodes. We will quote delivery charges to these areas where applicable prior to shipping (this does not normally affect lower value items shipped by Royal Mail).
You must inform us within one working day if the goods are lost or damaged in transit so that we can make a prompt claim against the delivery company and correct the problem. Please ensure all address details are accurate, we cannot be responsible for failed deliveries or losses arising from incorrect delivery addresses.
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If your product is sent by Courier they will attempt delivery twice and a signature will be required. If they are unable to deliver because you are not available and after 5 days you have not contacted them to re-arrange. the goods will be returned to us and the return delivery costs may be charged to you