Mount balancing in 3D?
Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:11 AM
In RA axis, it's pretty straight forward for me and I am clear about how to handle that axis. It's only declination which drives me nuts.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:10 AM
Add weight to the side that's clearly light, as far from the balance point as possible. What to use for weight, how much, and how to attach it is left as an exercise for the student. I would imagine that several ounces of magnets (assuming the tube is steel) would be sufficient since your scope was otherwise balanced.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:32 PM
Drill a hole and tap it on the perimeter of the counterweight. Attach a shaft and another small counterweight that can be adjusted to balance out the off center mass of the scope and camera gear. You may need to add a second screw lock on the original counterweight to keep it from spinning on its mounting shaft.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:53 AM
Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:20 AM