9 lb. Counterweight for Meade LX85 Mount

MSRP: $149.99 Please see your local authorized reseller for pricing and availability.

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  • 9 lb (4.1kg) counterweight designed for the Meade LX85 mount (or fits any mount that uses a 20mm counterweight shaft)
  • Using an extra counterweight can be very helpful when balancing heavier gear on top of the mount
  • Optimize the performance of your mount with a properly balanced setup
  • Steel construction, with white powder coat finish to match the LX85 mount
  • Counterweight lock knob uses non-marring tip to prevent marring of the counterweight shaft
Item #: 617005

Where To Buy?

  • Woodland Hills Camera & Telescopes
  • Orion Telescopes & Binoculars
  • High Point Scientific
  • Mile High Astronomy
  • Astroshop.eu
  • Agena Astro
  • Khan Scope
  • First Light Optics

This 9 lb counterweight helps to optimize the performance of your Meade LX85 mount when adding heavier gear. Balancing a heavier load is important for smooth and precise motion adjustments and tracking. If you acquire a telescope that is heavier than the one that came with your equatorial mount and tripod, you'll likely need additional counterweights to optimize the balance of the system. You may also need an extra counterweight if you add a lot of heavy astrophotography gear to your telescope to help balance heavier camera-equipped loads. This weight features steel construction for durability, with a white power coat finish to match the LX85 mount itself. It is designed to fit the 20mm diameter counterweight shaft of the LX85 mount, but this also means it will be compatible with any other mount that uses the same 20mm shaft size.

Designed and Manufactured in North America.

Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for two years from date of purchase. This warranty is provided by Meade for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact Meade at 800-626-3233.
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Two year