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Wanted - Counterweight(s)

PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:26 am
by adrena1in
Hi all,

Fairly recently acquired an EQ6 and then a C11 to put on top of it. EQ6 came with a couple of 5kg counterweights and I already had a 4.5kg and two 2.5kg weights, so assumed this would be enough. For viewing and basic imaging it is, (just), but when I stick an autoguide scope on the back of the C11 I'll need more counterweight.

Ideally I want something around 10kgs - perhaps two of. 25mm hole I think. If you have anything kicking around you're not using then please let me know. Local to the south would be good too, as postage could be a bit astronomical! ;)

Thanks,
Tim.

RE: Wanted - Counterweight(s)

PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:23 pm
by brianb
You could buy "weightlifters" weights - which probably have an oversize hole - and trap them between your existing counterweights ... you should be able to get these dirt cheap from e.g. Agros. May not look pretty but will do the job. The "official" counterweights are about ten times the price.


RE: Wanted - Counterweight(s)

PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:40 pm
by adrena1in
Yeah, the guy I bought the scope from offered me a weight-lifting weight or two, but as I said, I assumed I'd have enough.

Wasn't sure of the best way to fit the extra weight, but trapping it between my two 5kg counterweights would do nicely...good idea. Thanks.

Perhaps I'll buy a complete set of free-weights and work out while I'm imaging! ;)

Tim.

RE: Wanted - Counterweight(s)

PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:40 pm
by brianb
[quote]Perhaps I'll buy a complete set of free-weights and work out while I'm imaging! [/quote]
Nah, dragging an EQ6 around is enough exercise [:@]

RE: Wanted - Counterweight(s)

PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:30 pm
by davsiste
I have a couple you would be welcome to but I am Devon

regards

RE: Wanted - Counterweight(s)

PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:43 pm
by chaletreynard
"Agros". May not look pretty but will do the job.

Nice one Brian your right that shop does cause me Agros[:D]



RE: Wanted - Counterweight(s)

PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:06 pm
by lukeskywatcher
[quote]ORIGINAL: Chaletreynard

"Agros". May not look pretty but will do the job.

Nice one Brian your right that shop does cause me Agros[:D]



[/quote]

Why Argos it,when you can shop for it.