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Ballancing newt with 450D attached?

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Hello can anyone direct me to a good tutorial or advice, when ballancing my 200p on my heq5 its seems decently ballanced in all directions untill i attach the 450d it seems hard to ballance it. It will be ballanced in one direction but heavy in the other, i adjusted it slightly in afew directions but seems to be off? i have the focusser set to the left hand side when in the home position.?

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The key to this issue is to set the scope up with the focuser pointing towards the mount - this has several advantages:-

1. Balance is easier to achieve

2. The centre of gravity is shifted towards the mount so less counterbalance weight is required

3. Determining your field of view rotation with the camera is easier to compute

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