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Fieldsy

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Hi all was thinking about adding weight to the back of the scope just so I can slide it forward,  does anyone else have issues with it being so far back ? ,and if so how have u compensated it ?

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I use a finder guider in mine and I moved the guidescope mount to the back of the tube. Moved the balancing point backwards about 2 inches 😁

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I’m using Zwo mini guider not much weight and very awkward to fix , any other suggestions? .I'm thinking about a 500g ankle weight velcro strapped around the back of the tube.

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On 11/09/2019 at 10:15, Fieldsy said:

I’m using Zwo mini guider not much weight and very awkward to fix , any other suggestions? .I'm thinking about a 500g ankle weight velcro strapped around the back of the tube.

You can get a 31cm dove tail bar from skywatcher, The weight of the bar itself moves the centre of gravity backwards as the tube ring moves to the end of the scope. 

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