Theoretical Amateur Astronomer (currently without scope)
JIM - CN member since 4/05
15x70-Ultra~TV-85/SM-60~MN-66~12.5"dobsonian Unistar Deluxe~Unimount Light~DM-6/Planet tripod
Vixen 140mm Neo-achro, 2" AP Maxbright diagonal, 50mm Celestron Vixen Silvertop plossl, 35mm, 18mm, and 15mm Ultrascopic/Ultima, 28mm & 20mm ES 68, 19mm TV Panoptic, 5.5mm Meade UWA, 2.4x 2" Dakin barlow (prototype barrel).
Quote: as for the counter balance issues, any way to use the weights that come with the scope on some kind of bar attached to the other side of the mount?
Terrance C11, C8 & C6 SCT 10" Orion Intelliscope Dob Orion 6" f/5 newt on Vixen Portamount Celestron Omni XLT 6" f/5 achromat SV102ED, SV70ED LS60THa CG-5GT, MT-Pro, Nexstar6-8 SE
oh, and it looks like the newer version of the Easy Touch is what's for sale out there, the one with the metal knobs, and the same color as in the picture Downward Bound posted.
Quote:jim7728 & Garyml... how did you decide how much weight to use as a counterweight?