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#1 LouHalikman

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 01:57 PM

Just getting really started with a new LX 850 which is driving my C 14 HD.  It seems like a waste of mount capacity to hold the 8 # Starlock counterweight.  I realize the counterweight is needed but I would like to better utilize the mount capacity.

 

I would love to add a small 72 or 80 mm refractor for wide-field imaging.  Has anyone tried to make a support for the Starlock counterweight bar to hold an accessory telescope?  That way the counterweight would not be needed and the mount should have no problems with the added weight of the refractor.  The refractor would function as the counterweight.  Just curious.  thanks  Lou




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