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counterweights LX20012" on CGEM

Started by modico1, 02/01/2013 02:18PM
Posted 02/01/2013 02:18PM Opening Post
Does anyone have a Celestron CGEM mount with a Meade LX200 12" OTA?
Is 2x17lb (34lb total) of counterweight enough to balance the apprx. 38lb OTA?

An observatory 12 years in the making is about to go online, finally.
thanks for any help

eric
Posted 02/01/2013 04:48PM #1
eric hamel said:

Does anyone have a Celestron CGEM mount with a Meade LX200 12" OTA?
Is 2x17lb (34lb total) of counterweight enough to balance the apprx. 38lb OTA?

An observatory 12 years in the making is about to go online, finally.
thanks for any help

eric

Probably won't make it. I think you'll need to throw a counterweight extension into the mix. 3 11-pounders are enough for a C11, but the Meade is significantly heavier.

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