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I recently bought GSO Dobsonian 200mm aperture F6 and I'm very happy with this scope. I can see much more in deep sky than with ED80. I was afraid because I must collimate scope for a first time but that is not a problem. It is not yet 100% OK but I'm learning. Scope also have Crayford 2 inch focuser but I must replace grease in future because it is not as smooth as in ED80 scope.

But I have a friction problem. When I look to zenith or when I look in Jupiter height, scope doesn't stay still but move constantly away without touching anything. I read somewhere that is possible to balance telescope with magnets. But it is possible that anyone maybe have better and simpler solution. What I see on pictures Dobsonian base is similar or same than Revelation Dobsonian base.

Saso

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Telescope move down. This mount and telescope doesn't have rings or anything like it. The mount is not exactly leveled but it is pretty close.

I insert image - it is not a good quality but it serve purpose.

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Saso

On my scope I have a length of stick on velcro (hook and eye tape) on both ends of the OTA.

I have a small platic box full of steel washers which has velcro on it and all I have to do

is stick the box where a balance weight is needed :D

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Saso

On my scope I have a length of stick on velcro (hook and eye tape) on both ends of the OTA.

I have a small platic box full of steel washers which has velcro on it and all I have to do

is stick the box where a balance weight is needed :D

Brilliant solution, Geppetto! I like it.

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