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    Default Need advice on balancing 14" scope



    Hi all,

    I am using 14" Meade LX200R fork mounted on equatorial wedge, for almost 13 years now. I had many attempts to perfectly balance the tube but couldn't do it. I have SBIG ST-8XME camera+CFW9 Filter Wheel+Moonlite Focuser attached on the back of the scope. I have "Meade tube balance weight system #1405" but it does not help to balance the scope in 3D. What I wanted to ask is what exact accessories do I need to purchase to balance it in 3D? There are many accessories at market, confusing me on how to choose from.

    Thank you in advance.

    Yenal Ogmen
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    Default Re: Need advice on balancing 14" scope

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