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Tube counterweight set

Started by Greg Shaffer, 02/26/2010 10:10AM
Posted 02/26/2010 10:10AM Opening Post
Currently starting a 8" f/15 OTA build and am looking for a source for a counterweight setup for balancing adjustments when switching from binoviewing to single EP. Have seen several different ones on various long refractors but have not seen them advertised for sale anywhere.....can someone point me in the right direction? While I am sure I could rig one I am not a fan of re-inventing the wheel if someone has already done so smile

20" MidnighTelescopes f/5
8" f/16 Muffoletto Achro
Meade 6" AR6 f/8.0 Achro
Celestron C11
Parallax PI250 10" F/5 Newt
Vixen FL102S,NA140SS,R200SS
80mm Stellarvue Nighthawk with WO APOupgrade lens, 90mm f/16.67 Parallax Achro
LXD75/LX200, Mini-tower, GP-DX, CG5 ASGT, LXD650, GM-8, G11, GM-100, GM-150EX, GM-200 and a Gemini G40
4" portable AP convertable 44" or 70" pier
Stellarvue M7 Alt-Az, TSL7 Pier/Tripod
12.5" f/5 MidnighTelescopes DOB Swayze optics
Monroe GA
Posted 03/02/2010 05:01PM #1
I have an Orion counterweight on a dovetail rail. Someone had added it to my Coulter Dob (before I had it). So when I changed it to an open tube frame, I transferred the sliding counterweight to one of the tubes. It works fine.