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#1 Pollux556

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:08 PM

Hi all,

A question here. When a mount is tagged to have a load capacity of x lbs, is that it include the counterweight ? I have a Meade 2120 OTA on an HEQ5 mount and it need 3 12lbs counterweight to be balanced. Total 61 lbs for a mount that is tagged 39 lbs ! The mount work well however. I used my scope visually only.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:12 PM

No. Ignore the counterweights when figuring capacity.

#3 Pollux556

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:20 PM

Thanks Adam, that explain why my mount work well.
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