- I recently purchased a William Optics high latitude Vixen style base mount for support and polar alignment. As shown it is mounted on my tripod. Once I attach the Questar's fork mount base via a dovetail plate, the base and scope's center of gravity will be forward from the tripod center. Is it advisable to get a some sort of plate for the base of the William Optics mount that shifts the center of gravity of the assembly laterally a few inches over for better balance? The Questar base and scope will be tilted at 37 degree angle for polar alignment. Does such a plate even exist or will it have to be fabricated at a machine shop? I have it set up so the scope will be in direct line with a tripod leg which should assist in stability and prevent accidental tipping forward.
Edited by alwilder, 13 August 2020 - 09:54 PM.