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Posted by L Madia on March 16, 2002 20:40:25 UTC


You need to remove both the plastic covers. I believe the smaller covering is in case you have some massive light pollution, but I am not sure.

I think you are referring to the couter balance weight. It is positioned oppisite the scope body. It should balance the scope so that it doesn't move when you are viewing objects. There is only one place for you to screw in the counter balance rod which is a silver rod, but you can adjust the weight concerning its position on the rod by moving the weight up or down and than turning the nut on the weight to lock it in place. I have found that the best position for my weight is all the way to the bottom of the rod. I have contacted Tasco to get more weight.

By the way you can locate tasco via their web site There you will find a toll free number and a web site. They usually respond to EMail within a few days.

Again, I hope I have been some help

Lenny M

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