Still fairly new to my edge 11 and gem cem 120 (first gem), lots to learn here.
In balancing the cem120 on its dec axis, i'm finding that its back end heavy, needs slid pretty far forward, roughly 5 of the circles on the saddle on the cem120 which puts it beyond the 3rd tightening knob, so basically if i slide it to where i think it needs to be, only two knobs are holding things in place, which from other discussions is fine.
Another person has a dovetail on the top, at least i think it is, with some sort of weight attachment there at the end to balance things. I believe this is the approach ill take, as i'm not sure if there is enough lower dovetail to put one of these on. I think this is the weight?
I see many using the standard? dovetail on the top plus some sort of inner rail i think, for attaching say an 80mm guidescope? I'm trying to be sure on which dovetail model this is on top and anything else ill need if i later put an 80mm guidescope on top.
(I may eventually try OAG, as many said its better in the long run, but either way i think i need this bar on top)
Anyone have any pics of such a layout with weights on the top/guide scope? Would this be the right model dovetail bar (cge 94219) at least, for on the top?
The second part of the question is on the finder scope. I put my old celestron 9x50 Corrected RA finder on the edge 11 (illuminated cross hair type). This is fine most of the time, but depending on the angle the mount is in, it can be a bit hard to get at the eyepiece of the finder. (the mount center is around 52.5" off the deck floor and even for my 6'6 height it can be interesting at times so far). Are most people using straight on finders with the 11 and not right angle ones?
Thanks in advance for any info here