I own a HEQ5 with rowan mod and my scope is a TS 150/600. The whole, with camera, guidescope and all, weights about 7kg and for balancing it, as I have only the two 5kg weights of the mount, I have to put a weight nearly all down the rod and the second to the very top of the rod. Is this a good solution? I think that a shaft extension would allow me to use only one 5kg weight at a lower point, but I read this can be not the best for guiding. The guide in this situation with two 5 kg wights is constantly at 0.8, my rig is at 1,64. What is the best solution?
- one 5 kg weight with shaft extension
- two 5 kg weight in actual position, one top one nearly down
- source a 1-2kg weight and change the 5 kg on top