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7 inch MAK

Started by NebSteve, 12/13/2007 10:29AM
Posted 12/13/2007 10:29AM Opening Post
Does anyone have experience removing the internal counterweight from a Meade 7" MAK?
I have three reasons to remove it; better cooling, lighter weight of the OTA on a German Equitorial mount, and to make room for a dampener to try and eliminate image shift. I'll have to invent that.

I also have a healthy reluctance to open a perfectly good OTA without a really good reason.

Posted 12/13/2007 11:47AM #1
I have never done it myself, but there is a description
of the process at
It seems to involve hammering on he weight
alternately on opposite sides. Good luck!!