Can the dovetail bars on NexStar SLT optical tubes be used on other mounts?

The dovetail bars on the NexStar SLT line of telescopes are the same size as those used on our Advanced CG-5 GT German equatorial head and the NexStar SE computerized drive bases. They are Vixen-type bars and will also fit mounts from many other manufacturers.

Note: As designed and normally used, the SLT optical tube is mounted so the mount arm is to the right of the tube as seen from behind. The dovetail bar on the scope is thus on its right side and it is considered "right-handed." Though the tube's dovetail bar will fit many other mounts, the tube may not have this right-handed relationship to the mount. Your finderscope and focusing knob may not be optimally placed for observing convenience with other mounts.
 
Updated 12/27/13