For telescopes with equatorial mounts, adding more equipment to an imaging setup would require heavier counterweights. Accurate tracking of celestial objects is greatly dependent on proper telescope balance. If the telescope’s counterweight is not heavy enough, it may cause strain to the mount that will lead to poor tracking and eventually damage to the gears that drive the mount. Having access to a machine shop, I can easily fabricate metal parts ranging from gears, to T-adapters, and to any telescope part for that matter, including counterweights.

 

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