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Celestron 11 lbs Counterweight for CG-5, Advanced VX, CGEM, CGEM II, CGX Mount

£75.00
SKU 94203

Availability: Immediate Dispatch

  • 5kg/11lb for Celestron CG-5, Advanced VX, CGEM, CGEM II, CGX Mount
  • Designed to fit 32mm counterweight shafts
  • Sturdy lock knob keeps the counterweight safely on the shaft
  • For full list of compatible telescopes, please see description section below
Description

A counterweight is an essential mount accessory that is there to the balance weight of an optical tube (OTA) and any accessories mounted on the other side of the Right Accession (RA Axis). If accessories are added to your telescope setup (i.e. camera, guider, etc), or use a different (heavier) OTA, you may need to add additional counterweights to off-set the weight.

If the balance is off on one-side or the other, it can do damage to your OTA and setup, the motor gear, leading to issues with tracking accuracy. You can add additional counterweights to improve the responsiveness to the system by reducing the mass inertia, though you need to make sure you space out the counterweights along the shaft to reduce damage to your setup and that it is cost-effective and worth it for your telescope setup.

This counterweight comes with a sturdy knurled knob locks to safely hold in place on the counterweight shaft.

This 5kg/11lb counterweight is designed to fit 19mm counterweight shafts used on the Celestron CG-5, Advanced VX, CGEM, CGEM II, CGX Mount.

Compatibility

Below are the counterweights that go with each one of our recent Celestron mounts.

Counterweight Model Weight (pounds) Shaft-hole size (approx) Mount
94203 11 lbs 0.75" Advanced VX/CG-5/CGEM/CGEM II/CGX

94186

11.8 lbs.

0.75"

Advanced VX/CG-5/CGEM/CGEM II/CGX

94286

12 lbs.

0.75"

Advanced VX/CG-5/CGEM/CGEM II/CGX

94189

17 lbs.

0.75"

Advanced VX/CG-5/CGEM/CGEM II/CGX

94187

22 lbs

1.25"

CGX-L/CGE Pro/ CGEM DX

 

Mount Counterweight Model(s)

Advanced VX

94186, 94189, 94203, 94286

Advanced CG-5

94186, 94189, 94203, 94286

CGEM

94186, 94189, 94203, 94286

CGEM II

94186, 94189, 94203, 94286

CGX

94186, 94189, 94203, 94286

CGX-L

94187

CGE Pro 94187

CGEM DX

94187