Re: Counterweight Shaft Travel Storage

Barry Megdal

Reposting from a few months ago:


I posted this long ago when I was using a 1200 as a “portable” mount.  Since then I have a 1600 mount in an observatory.

But I recently received the very impressive Mach 2 which I intend to transport on occasion.


So what type of case to use for the mount and its accessories has come up again.  Below is a picture of the case I made for the 1200 counterweight shaft (and will shorten for the Mach 2 shaft).


It is made from readily available 2” Schedule 80 PVC pipe parts glued together.  The counterweight shaft is an almost airtight fit inside that size pipe, and the screw-on cap is very convenient.


Put a small piece of foam in the bottom and it is ready to go.





Dr. Barry Megdal



Shb Instruments, Inc.

19215 Parthenia St.  Suite A

Northridge, CA 91324

(818) 773-2000  (818)773-2005 fax



Faculty (retired)

Dept. of Electrical Engineering



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