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    Default Losmandy G-11 21 pound counterweight



    I am on the brink of ordering a Losmandy G-11. It comes with a 21 lb counter weight. Seems like that is a big one. My scope, autoguider and camera are about 19 lbs combined. Should I buy the optional 11 lb weight? Will the 21 lb weight be too much?
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    Default Re: Losmandy G-11 21 pound counterweight

    Gee no help. Dang.

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    Remember that what you're trying to balance is weight times distance from axis - so it all depends on how far from the axis the counterweight and camera end up. If you can get the middle of the counterweight a bit closer to the axis than the middle of the scope, you'll probably be OK - or if you can get the 11lb about twice as far away, then you should be able to balance with that - and have less weight to cart around.
    Since I'm not familiar with the mount, I can't say whether either is possible in practice.

 

 

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