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Posted by Glenn Mitchell on October 15, 2002 16:53:11 UTC

You do not have to mount the Meade weights at the top of the OTA. You can mount them at the bottom of the OTA.

You can get an extra 2 lb. weight, giving you 8 lbs there.

If that's not enough, what do you have on the front/top of the OTA?

At the point you cannot get enough at the back of the scope, you can go to a 3D weight system, like the Losmandy counterweights. They let you move the weights several inches off of the OTA.

Save the ankle weights for weight loss.

Mitch

Glenn E. Mitchell II, Ph.D. (aka Mitch)
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N 30 30' 49.2" / W 084 20' 13.8"

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