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A Bad Idea

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Posted by Glenn Mitchell on October 15, 2002 16:46:36 UTC

It is a really bad idea to hang weight from the microfocuser.

You are inviting the microfocuser to develop lots of flexure over time.

It is not designed to be a weight-bearing lever.

If you're going to invest thousands in the scope, buy counterweights that are engineered for the scope. Save a few dollars on other accessories. You'll get more years of use out of the scope.

Mitch

Glenn E. Mitchell II, Ph.D. (aka Mitch)
10" f/10 Meade LX-200 GPS (Big Blue) s/n 01088
Supercharged at ASO by Dr. Clay Sherrod, # 2314-2010
N 30 30' 49.2" / W 084 20' 13.8"


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