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Rustang

Mounting SW 72 frac for correct balance

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Being very camera end heavy I thought a longer dovetail would work for mounting, which it may but before i start drilling and tapping to get the holes in the right place i wanted to ask how others have mounted this or a similar size frac to a HEQ5 pro mount to achieve the correct balance? Ive looked at the universal Vixen bars but the price is a bit ouch!!

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Longer vixen bar and I use a Baader counter balance kit on both my edge 8 and ed80

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I will look into counter balance kits but for now to get me out imaging tonight (fingers crossed! ) I've borrowed the 21mm dovetail off my 130pds and drilled a hole to get me balanced and it's done the trick temporarily. 

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You are right about the prices ... i bought a Geoptik one for about £35 !!!! crazy ! ... in the end i actually used an old skywatcher one that i had lying around .. i drilled one hole in the bar and it works ok . Still got the gold coloured Geoptik which actually looks like a gold bar ...with a matching price !!!

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