A friend has a new Orion XXg16 goto telescope, trying to help him get started. There are nine counterweights provided, and the recommended install is all nine. This makes the telescope bottom heavy. It will not stay at a set altitude with the altitude clutch loose. Is this normal for this scope?
I don't personally own a dob, but the first thing I do will my telescopes on assembly for the night is a good balance.
Maybe we'll add a heavier finder.