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Quote:I am not sure you want to put the weights in the same case as the mount. I use a separate case for my weights. I cannot say that I like my counter weight solution and am open to any ideas. Of course the number of weights is dependent on the size of your optical tube.
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Quote:I modified a trolley (soft shell) for the mount. Unfortunately the smaller ones are just a tad too small if you want to add foam on each side. This one leaves too much room above the mount, the trolley tends to tip over if put in an upright position. I also have to put in more material to secure the counterweight bar. However the packing foam of the EQ6 is a miracle: you can work on it with a stanley knife as easily as cutting paper. Would be the perfect material to make the interior of an eyepiece case. Does anybody know the name of this material?Martin.This material is called polycell foam and yes you are correct, its easy to cut and shape.. I use it a lot to line out cases for mounts/OTA's etc.. It stays the same shape always.. I cut it on my band saw and it comes out really nice and clean.. Top product..cheers.Graham. CSMartin