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Orion Counterweight Shaft Upgrade for Atlas EQ-G Mount
$69.99
 
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  • Give your Atlas EQ-G GoTo Mount a performance upgrade with this longer, stronger counterweight shaft
  • Increased length allows use of fewer counterweights to balance most telescopes and astrophotography payloads
  • More robust 1" diameter counterweight shaft virtually eliminates flexure
  • Thread-on attachment collar provides a secure, rigid connection to the Atlas EQ-G GoTo Mount
  • Compatible with 11 lb. Counterweight for Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G Mount


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Item #  10144

This 1" diameter counterweight shaft upgrade minimizes flexure, increases stability, and significantly optimizes performance of the Atlas EQ-G GoTo Telescope Mount. The upgrade is thicker than the standard, 3/4" diameter shaft that comes with the Atlas EQ-G Mount for enhanced stability. Since the upgrade is not retractable like the standard shaft, it eliminates any potentially troublesome weight shifts during tracking of celestial objects, which can wreak havoc on tracking accuracy. The Shaft Upgrade features a threaded Declination axis collar to provide a more rigid and secure coupling to the Atlas EQ-G Telescope Mount. Its 13" length is a full 2" longer than the standard Atlas shaft, which allows use of fewer counterweights for balancing most astronomical equipment payloads. A large, threaded "toe-saver" knob at the end of the shaft keeps installed counterweights from falling on the ground (or your feet - ouch!), even if their lock knobs inadvertently become loose. On top of these great performance enhancements, the Counterweight Shaft Upgrade's attractive chrome finish also gives the Atlas EQ-G Mount a nice aesthetic boost.

Warranty

Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact us at 800-676-1343.

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Deluxe counterweight shaft for Atlas EQ-G Computerized Telescope Mount
Declination axis collar
Safety "toe-saver" stop knob

Orders received by noon Pacific Time for in-stock items ship the same business day. Orders received after noon will ship the next business day. When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available. You have the option in check out to request that your order ship complete, if you'd prefer.

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