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Orion Telescopes
Counterweight and Shaft for StarShoot Compact Astro Tracker
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  • Allows proper counterbalancing of camera and lens setups on the StarShoot Compact Astro Tracker
  • Shaft threads into Declination Bracket (sold separately) to provide a counterweight system for the StarShoot CAT in equatorial mode
  • Position the cylindrical 2.2-lb. weight anywhere along the 10" steel shaft; locks in place with large lock knob
  • Use of Declination Bracket with Counterweight and Shaft increases payload capacity of the StarShoot CAT from 6.6 lbs. to 8.8 lbs.
  • A must-have accessory for doing astrophotography with the StarShoot CAT

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Item #  04804

You will get better tracking and put less stress on the motor of the StarShoot Compact Astro Tracker when your camera setup is counterbalanced. For that you need two items: the optional Declination Bracket and the Counterweight and Shaft assembly. The Counterweight and Shaft assembly consists of a 2.2-lb. cylindrical weight and a 10" steel shaft of 7/16" diameter. The shaft threads into the bottom of the Declination Bracket, which is sold separately. A large lock knob on the counterweight allows you to position it anywhere along the shaft to properly balance your camera and lens payload. A retaining screw and washer on the end of the shaft prevents the counterweight from slipping off.

2.2-lb. counterweight
Steel shaft

Orders received by 1pm Eastern Standard Time for in-stock items ship the same business day. Order 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.

A per-item shipping charge (in addition to the standard shipping and handling charge) applies to this product due to its size and weight. This charge varies based on the shipping method.

Standard Delivery: $0.00
Standard Delivery to Canada: $25.00
3 Day Delivery: $15.00
2 Day Delivery: $15.00
Next Day Delivery: $20.00

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