Counterweights

To find the right balance on the mount is extremely important

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It might happen that because of an additional accessory (heavy eyepiece, larger finderscope or camera) the telescope cannot be balanced successfully with the provided counterweights. A telescope without the proper balance can damage the mount itself.

Mount                 Central hole          Diameter             Height         Weight

EQ1/EQ2:          12mm                     77mm                 69mm       1.5kg
EQ1/EQ2:          12mm                     89mm                 82mm       2.4kg
EQ3:                   20mm                    121mm               24mm       1.8kg
EQ5/CG5:          20mm                    121mm              45mm        3.5kg
ADM/CAM:          20mm                    152mm              42mm         5.0kg
HEQ5/EQ6:        18mm                    152mm             42mm         5.2kg

Endre's opinion

After a few weeks, months of usage

Mechanical quality

Price/Value ratio

EQ-3 or EQ-5 counterweight (1.8kg, 20mm hole)
EQ-3 or EQ-5 counterweight (1.8kg, 20mm hole)

Paolo Pietrobon's opinion

After a few weeks, months of usage

Mechanical quality

Price/Value ratio

EQ-1 or EQ-2 counterweight (2.4kg, 12mm hole)
EQ-1 or EQ-2 counterweight (2.4kg, 12mm hole)
Summary

I am using it with a SW az-gti on M12 bar: it works very well. Quick delivery. The price is fair, but all brands want to much money for a piece of iron

krsto_herenda's opinion

After a few weeks, months of usage

Mechanical quality

Price/Value ratio

EQ-3 or EQ-5 counterweight (5kg, 20mm hole)
EQ-3 or EQ-5 counterweight (5kg, 20mm hole)
Pros

Solid chunk of steel, nice paint finish. Screw holds it tight against the rod.

Cons

It could be a bit cheaper for what it is.

Summary

A must have thing if you want to add something like a camera to your telescope.

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