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Model: sw_neq6_cweight_ext_20858Part Number: 20858
This is the stainless steel counterweight bar extension supplied as standard with Sky-watcher NEQ6 mounts.
Enables you to balance telescopes up to 10" on an EQ6 mount without excessive counterbalance weight.
The polished shaft screws onto the existing counterweight shaft extending it's length 18.5 cm (7.3"). The extension is 18mm in diameter with an M12 thread.
Note: This will not fit the earlier Sky-Watcher 'EQ6' counterweight shaft.
Note: This might fit HEQ5 mounts but only newer ones, please check the diameter and thread dimensions above to see if it matches your mount.
I really bought it for an 18 months old HEQ5, and it is a perfect fit.
As the HEQ5 Pro original counterweight configuration does not allow to balance a payload above approxx 9kg, this is required to make the most of the 11kg allowance ! works very well on my model received in January 2021.
Does exactly what was needed. Fits my 4+ year old EQ6 perfectly.
I used two joined counterweight bars to provide RA balance for a Sky-Watcher AZ-GTi mounted on a William Optics Vixen Style Equatorial Wedge.The counterweight bar was attached by threading in an 8 cm length of M12 studding cut from a Forgefix 5CB12240 Carriage Bolt.A Rowan AZ100 3.75Kg SS counterweight was used.This configuration provides fine balance control - so pleased with result.
Just wanted to let everyone know that the Counterweight Bar Extension for Sky-Watcher NEQ6 does fit the HEQ5 Pro. My HEQ5 Pro was purchased in 2021 so I don't know how far back in years it goes before something changed or if it ever did change. I can just say it fits the newer version like it was made for it. I also purchased this from the US and FLO was fast on shipping and I had no issues with shipping journey to me. Matter of fact I could not even get it within the US and FLO had it and now I can use my new 10" Newtonian.
Having brought all my equipment to a dark sky site in France, I realised I'd left the extension bar behind. Easily sorted after a helpful email response. No problem with delivery abroad.
Very simple. M12 thread. Fits Ayo mounts too.
It won't fit older HEQ5 mounts but will fit some newer models. Check the diameter of your existing shaft and if it's 18mm and the thread on the end is M12 then it should work.
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