Properly balance heavier observation rigs on your G-11 or HGM 200 mount with Losmandy's DVDWS 2.5 lb Counterweight System. The base is compatible with their larger D-series and smaller V-series plates and comes outfitted with a 2" long threaded rod that matches the threads on the 2.5 lb weight's bore-hole, allowing you to precisely balance the load by turning the weight one way, or the other.
- For G-11 & HGM 200 Mounts
- Fits V and D-Series Dovetail Plates
- Enables Proper Balancing of Heavy Gear
- Threaded 2.5 lb Counterweight
Losmandy DVDWS Overview
Losmandy DVDWS Specs
Base: Aluminum alloy
Rod: Stainless steel
11.2 oz / 317.5 g, base and rod
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)|
6.35 x 4.7 x 4.45"
Losmandy DVDWS Reviews
Worthwhile counterweight system
Purchased this for my C6 and C8 which ride on manual alt-az mounts. This simple counterweight system is nicely engineered, adjustable, fits Vixen and Losmandy D rails and works very well on both SCTs.
Great CW just the right size
I added this counter weight to the bottom of my Celestron C11 dovetail plate. By sliding the CW back and forth I can balance my DEC axis when changing from very heavy 2” eyepiece to light weight 1.25” eyepieces. This CW configuration is just right the whole thing is about 2.5 lb and the CW screw is only 2.5” long so it will not get in the way when the DEC axis rotates. Also the CW is made to use on both D-style and V-style dovetail plate/bar. Excellent accessory to help balance your telescope setup.
The Losmandy, counterweight system is just the ticket to balancing your Telescope when using heavy eyepieces, filter wheels an such.It works perfect with Celestron, CGX dove tail plates.
I now run a dovetail plate on top of the scope rings on my heavier telescopes, which provides a handle. Adding this item allows easier balancing of the scope when changing eyepieces by sliding forward or back along the top plate without having to loosen rings or sliding main dovetail plate on mount.
Very Helpful in Balancing OTAs in DEC
Very Helpful in Balancing OTAs in DEC. I have used these at the rear of dovetail plates to offset nose-heavy refractors, and in the front to offset butt-heavy SCTs. With the long, nose-heavy refractors, it enables the OTA to be higher up on the saddle and keep the camera from hitting the tripod while pointing toward the zenith. The shorter screw is needed to keep from hitting my mount head.
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