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By Mark Hardaker
Hi there knowledgable people.
I am trying to find a solution to a balancing problem with my TAL-2 eq mount. As I’m adding more weight to the scope, I need to move the counterweight further up/down the dec axis, but can I do it? Can I hellaslike!!
Before I bought the telescope, the mount had been outside I suspect, and I cannot move the counterweight at all.
Does anyone know how to do this?
One end of the shaft screws into the dec axis with a collar; the other end looks like it should detach from the weight with a similar collar, but no amount of twisting, turning, spraying with WD40 etc. will free it up. Can someone tell me if this is the correct approach? Even then, I still can’t understand how the weight would slide up and down the rest of the shaft. How is it fixed and locked in any particular position?
Any help with this would be most welcome. If someone who knows would like to contact me, via FaceTime or similar to show me how it works, i would be most grateful.
By Bruno Marin
I found this setup in internet and make me think, with AZEQ6 GT and 2 scopes, different weights and size, without counterweight in AZ mode!
- I can put a MAK100mm 3kg +- and a OO VX10l 12kg +- without counterweight?
Does anyone have this setup mount and already used without counterweight with two telescopes of different weights? Is it really necessary to have a balance using in AZ mode?
The problem to centralize the object with both scopes is true? With the SW AZEQ6 GT?
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a TSA-120 with 6.5 kg i think and the other with 22kg i forgot the brand hehe you can help me?
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