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TeamHawkins
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Counterweights for Celestron AVX
      #6382042 - 02/18/14 12:22 AM

Anyone know of any counterweights that are compatible with this mount? Looking for one in the 5 lb. - 7 lb. range for my ST-80.

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RTLR 12
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Re: Counterweights for Celestron AVX new [Re: TeamHawkins]
      #6382048 - 02/18/14 12:32 AM

These will fit...

Stan

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


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Jeff2011
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Re: Counterweights for Celestron AVX new [Re: RTLR 12]
      #6382106 - 02/18/14 01:53 AM

+1

Got the 7.5lb Orion weight for my AT72ED. Works well on my AVX.


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TeamHawkins
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Re: Counterweights for Celestron AVX new [Re: Jeff2011]
      #6382124 - 02/18/14 02:17 AM

Thanks RTLR 12 I check them out

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BarrySimon615
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Re: Counterweights for Celestron AVX new [Re: Jeff2011]
      #6382594 - 02/18/14 11:14 AM

Quote:

+1

Got the 7.5lb Orion weight for my AT72ED. Works well on my AVX.




What is the diameter of the Orion 7.5 lb weight? Their description does not say.

Pa Bear


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Re: Counterweights for Celestron AVX new [Re: BarrySimon615]
      #6382611 - 02/18/14 11:23 AM

The OD of the 7½ lb CW is 4¾".

Stan


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T1R2
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Re: Counterweights for Celestron AVX new [Re: BarrySimon615]
      #6383342 - 02/18/14 05:36 PM

berry, its the same weight as on the Omni CG-4, and the larger diameter thinner weight(11#) is one for the CG-5, AVX mounts, they fit the 0.786in or 19.9mm(20mm) shaft's

Edited by T1R2 (02/18/14 05:46 PM)


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Re: Counterweights for Celestron AVX new [Re: T1R2]
      #6384259 - 02/19/14 08:43 AM

Vixen sells 4,6 and8 lb counterweights that fit the 3/4" shaft of the AVX, I've got the 4lb and fits perfectly ( although it is white...and not cheap!):

http://www.vixenoptics.com/acc/indiv/2577.html


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Mr Greybush
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Re: Counterweights for Celestron AVX new [Re: Intihuatana]
      #6386676 - 02/20/14 12:09 PM

you can also use microphone boom weights they fit also.

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