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Pollux556
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Mount load capacity
      #5674559 - 02/11/13 06:08 PM

Hi all,

A question here. When a mount is tagged to have a load capacity of x lbs, is that it include the counterweight ? I have a Meade 2120 OTA on an HEQ5 mount and it need 3 12lbs counterweight to be balanced. Total 61 lbs for a mount that is tagged 39 lbs ! The mount work well however. I used my scope visually only.

Thanks !


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Re: Mount load capacity new [Re: Pollux556]
      #5674567 - 02/11/13 06:12 PM

No. Ignore the counterweights when figuring capacity.

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Pollux556
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Re: Mount load capacity new [Re: Footbag]
      #5674575 - 02/11/13 06:20 PM

Thanks Adam, that explain why my mount work well.


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