Theoretical Amateur Astronomer (currently without scope)
Quote: 7lb counterweight, sitting 10 inches from the center of the mounts axis... the otherside being the 22lb scope... am i okay with this amount of weight? i don't want to put more, but i do have more counterweights. will my set up balance stress on the bearings, or cause more?
Quote:also, with eyepiece and diagonal off, the scope needs to sit pointing zenith and the tention tightened a bit, to keep it from nose diving... is this an okay parking position?
Quote:brass fittings... where was that idea two days ago!
Chris Mallincam Color Hyper Plus 10" DSH with SC DSC, CPC 800 XLT AT 111EDT, AT 102Achro, ZS80FD 10th Anniv, AT 72ED, ZS66SD, PST CG5-AGT, EZ-Touch, Voyager POD XL3
Quote:What about attaching the weight to the Vixen side, any ideas? I use the WO Losmandy style plate and clamp for my 110mm.
Quote:That sound like the ticket, thanks Gary.
Quote: I read on CN some time back that ADM makes a setup where he puts a threaded shaft on a Vixen-sized dovetail,
Quote:That look great Kerry!
Quote: Oh that's what that was, I though it was from the hat you were wearing