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#1 JPGriffin

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 11:05 AM

I finally mounted this beast of a telescope on the LX850.  Despite having 3 26# counterweights (scope weight = 77#), I couldn't properly balance the mount.  Has anyone else mounted such a heavy load on this mount and, if so, how did you balance it?  I have PM'ed SpacetravelerX since he seems to have a lot of experience with this mount.  

Once we get out of the rainy season here in Florida I am looking forward to getting some good observing/imaging time with this monster telescope!

 

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#2 galaxy_jason

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 02:11 PM

My 14" with CCD camera, fliter wheel and focuser requires 3x26 plus 1x22



#3 JPGriffin

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 11:50 PM

Thanks for the reply, galaxyjason.  Seems like I may need to order another 26 pound weight and maybe a 10 for good measure.



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 02:30 PM

OMG don't ruin this mount by not balancing this properly or overloading it! This is such a superb mount especially when used with the StarLock.


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