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#1 Yenal

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 02:29 AM

Hi all. I use 14"Lx200R with FR+DSI+DSI Fan at the back. This setup is nose heavy so I want to balance it. Since I am new to balancing, I mistakenly purchased Meade counterweight, which didnt helped for my balancing as I dont have guidescope on the top of OTA. I need to balance the scope on-axis. Is there anybody with practical idea to do that at home? Google gives a perfect method (Peterson Engineering EZ Balance)for this but I live far away from USA to purchase it. Any idea will be appreciated.
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#2 David Pavlich

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 08:25 AM

Try this page.

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#3 Yenal

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 08:54 AM

Thank you for the link David. But this is not what I need. I need to increase the weight of back of the telescope as it is nose heavy right now. I need to put a weight on an axis which passes directly at the center of the OTA.

#4 Tom and Beth

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 09:23 AM

Actually, you can do the same thing by placing weights on top AND bottom.

If you don't want to use magnets because of electronics, some have used a velcro ring around the back of the scope and small bags filled with used tire weights that will cling to the velcro.

Necessity is the mother of invention. yes?

#5 Yenal

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 10:22 AM

Ring sounds good. Can you give me some links showing how it looks like?

Thanks.






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