I have a balance problem with Celestron Onyx 80EDF refractor.
I am using it with a nikon D7000 on a CG5 as my imaging setup, but the RA axis can not be properly balanced, as the camera need to back out about 2" to reach focus, so the camera end is heavier than the other end, and the dovetail on the scope is not long enough.
I think there are two ways of solving this, either put a mounting ring with a longer dovetail bar, or change the dovetail clamp on the CG5. I would prefer the first, what do you guys think? anyone has done this before, on 80EDF?
BTW, anyone knows what is the use of this part? I came with my CG5, but i'm not sure what's the use of it.