Re: Mach 1 counterweight


Kurt Mihalco <mihalco@...>
 

Hi Jean-Yves,
If you have the short, large diameter shaft, then yes, you can add
the shaft extension. See:
http://www.astro-physics.com/products/accessories\;
/mounting_acc/cwshaftoptions.htm
You can also use one of the longer shafts. I use the 14"x1-7/8"
shaft on my Mach1 and it works well.
Regards,
Kurt Mihalco

--- In ap-gto@..., "jybeninger" <jy@...> wrote:

Hi,

I have a question about counterweights:
I tested last night my LX200R10" + AO7 + ST8XME on the Mach1.

I was short in counterweights: I use the shorter optional shaft and
the
reduced offset distance does not give enought moment of inertia to
balance the OTA +++

I realised this morning that I could screw the normal shaft to the
end
of the optional shaft and that addaitional offset weight would give
me
a good balance.

Has anyone already done it? Any counter indications? Or does Astro-
Physics sell a shaft extension for taht short optional shaft?

Thanks

Jean-Yves

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