Re: [lx90] LX-90 counterweight
I suppose you could make your own, similar to one of the commerially available one's.
I have a heavy camera setup and found that I had to add additional weight to my standard Losmandy couterweight system.
This turned out to be not such a good idea as the camera is on the centre line of the OTA (more or less) but the counterweight is on the circumference (4" from centre-line on 8" scope) and thus creates a turning moment in certain positions.
So I have ordered a seperate weighting setup for the opposite side to achieve better balance.
So, if you can spread the weight around the OTA in your design, you can achieve better balance
From: djousoul <djousoul@...>
Sent: Friday, November 28, 2008 5:58:27 PM
Subject: [lx90] LX-90 counterweight
I need some ideas about a "diy" counterweigth for LX90 8".
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