Counterweight requirements for C8 Edge HD
Posted 07 February 2014 - 03:51 PM
Thanks in advance
Posted 07 February 2014 - 05:22 PM
Posted 08 February 2014 - 01:24 AM
I have a Meade 8-inch LX200 SCT OTA (a little heavier than the Celestron 8-inch Edge) that I use on my Vixen SXW mount and it's perfectly balanced with only one Vixen SX 8.1 lbs. counterweight at the end of the counterweight bar (with margin left for adjustment).
The configuration of my 8-inch SCT for visual observing includes: Vixen-type dovetail, 2-inch visual back, 2-inch Everbrite Diagonal, 35mm Panoptic eyepiece (2-inch), Stellarvue 50mm RACI finderscope, red dot finder and a lightweight dew shield. I don't do astrophotography.
Posted 09 February 2014 - 09:41 AM