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nodalpoint
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Smaller counterweight needed for Celestron AVX new
      #6158354 - 10/25/13 10:28 PM

I've seen some mentions in other threads but can't find a good answer. I need a counterweight to fit the AVX mount and need one lighter than the stock 11 lb. weight. 5 or 6 lbs. would be great for my rig.

Anything out there that will fit? Thanks.


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Astronewb
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Re: Smaller counterweight needed for Celestron AVX new [Re: nodalpoint]
      #6158365 - 10/25/13 10:36 PM

This should work, the c/w shaft hole is 20mm:

http://www.ioptron.com/index.cfm?select=productdetails&phid=b96065f8-27b4...

Good luck..

Paul


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RTLR 12
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Re: Smaller counterweight needed for Celestron AVX new [Re: Astronewb]
      #6158381 - 10/25/13 10:51 PM

These also work on the AVX...

http://www.telescope.com/Mounts-Tripods/Mount-Tripod-Accessories/Orion-Counte...

Stan


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nine44
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Re: Smaller counterweight needed for Celestron AVX new [Re: RTLR 12]
      #6158464 - 10/25/13 11:50 PM

I'm using a mic boom weight I found on Amazon...works great

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0010HCI66/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&p...


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Tom and Beth
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Re: Smaller counterweight needed for Celestron AVX new [Re: nine44]
      #6159396 - 10/26/13 03:41 PM

I can be cheap from time to time, and have used SS "drops" found on Ebay. Most of these drops are sold by Machine shops.

So what I'll do is link to an interesting specimen, contact the seller, and ask how much it would cost to have a smooth bore and one 1/4 20 threaded hole done, plus shipping. Bear in mind a "drop" may have sharp and/or non square cuts which you can dress, or smoothen, at home with a file.

However, the Mike Stand weight linked above is a darn good deal.


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nodalpoint
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Re: Smaller counterweight needed for Celestron AVX new [Re: Tom and Beth]
      #6159485 - 10/26/13 04:45 PM

Thanks all. The mic boom weight looks great, good find,

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joseph07081
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Re: Smaller counterweight needed for Celestron AVX [Re: RTLR 12]
      #6159599 - 10/26/13 06:09 PM

Quote:

These also work on the AVX...

http://www.telescope.com/Mounts-Tripods/Mount-Tripod-Accessories/Orion-Counte...

Stan




I just received the 7.5 pound weight, it works well on my AVX.


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