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artcarter
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Meade counterweight on CG-5?
      #5628836 - 01/17/13 08:33 PM

Will an 11 lb Meade counterweight fit on a CG-5 counterweight shaft?

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Re: Meade counterweight on CG-5? new [Re: artcarter]
      #5628877 - 01/17/13 08:58 PM

Yes I use a Meade weight on a Celestron ASGT works fine.
Pete


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Re: Meade counterweight on CG-5? new [Re: germana1]
      #5628938 - 01/17/13 09:41 PM

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Yes I use a Meade weight on a Celestron ASGT works fine.
Pete




A weight from an LXD500 or LXD55/75 would be OK. Older models (Starfinder, LXD650/750) won't. Not sure about an LXD300 (never owned one).


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Re: Meade counterweight on CG-5? new [Re: jrcrilly]
      #5630469 - 01/18/13 07:32 PM

LXD 300 is about 5/8ths, so no, won't fit. Vixen SP, GP, GPDx, CG-5 and its various clones, CG-4, CGEM, Orion SVP, Sirius, Atlas, LXD 55/75 are all interchangible.

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