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The payload quoted is for your equipment, there is no need to include the weights or counter balance arm.

A nominal payload for AP - OTA, guiding, camera etc. would be around 20lbs for the AVX.

With careful balancing 25 lbs can still yield reasonable results.

I've had 200PDS, DSLR, ST80 CCD and the various wires (focus motors and controllers too), take time with reasonably well levelled, good balancing (east heavy, and a tad North heavy too).


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14 hours ago, gonzostar said:

That sounds better if i take off the counter weight and balance arm, that puts my load to 54% :) 

North heavy does that mean the scope dec axis moves in a slight downward direction at the visual back end?



dont take it off

just do not include it when calculating load.

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