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60mm ED scope balance on EQ-6 Pro?

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#1 AlienRatDog

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 04:24 PM

Hi everyone, quick question, does a 60mm ED scope (like the AT60ED, Apertura 60EDR, WO Zenithstar 61, etc) balance on an EQ-6 Pro or is it too light to balance?



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Posted 02 June 2020 - 05:00 PM

No, it will balance.  Just use a light counterweight and slide it up on the shaft.



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Posted 02 June 2020 - 06:51 PM

The thought is I’d like to have just one mount (for now) and have other scopes I would like to do AP (for more image scale) is a 120ED and 8 inch Edge HD scope (I would use a reduced).

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 07:14 PM

With a camera, possibly filterwheel, guidescope, guide camera, flattener, etc....plenty of weight on top to need the counterweight to balance.  Your CW will likely be pretty far up the shaft, but this is not a bad thing...

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Posted 03 June 2020 - 09:31 AM

I would like something lighter, but wow, for what it is, it seems to be a good value and would be a better match for my ED120 (with 0.85x reducer/corrector) and C8HD (with 0.7x reducer) giving me nice focal length "dymanic range", 60EDR for large objects, 120ED for most objects, and the C8HD for small objects.  (I know to use an OAG with the C8)




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