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Orion Telescopes
Meade Tube Balance Weight System for 12" SCT/ACF
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  • Balances heavy accessories attached to the front or rear of the telescope
  • Compatible with 12" LX90 and LX200 models, both ACF and SCT designs
  • Includes one 3-lb weight, one 2-lb weight, and one 1-lb weight (total of 6 lb.)
  • One or more weights can be positioned along the included aluminum rail to achieve proper balance
  • Attaches in minutes with included hardware using existing mounting holes on your scope; no drilling required

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Item #  55769
Mfg Model #  07319

It is likely at some point that you will attach accessories to the front or rear of your Meade ACF or older Meade SCT telescope that could throw it out of balance. It might be a camera for astrophotography or a heavy 2" eyepiece and Barlow lens, or a glass solar filter — or a combination of multiple items. But any resulting imbalance can be quickly corrected with this handy multi-weight balancing system.

The Meade Tube Balance Weight System consists of a set of three cylindrical steel counterweights that slide along an included aluminum rail. It installs on the bottom of the optical tube with included mounting screws that thread into existing holes in the scope. Installation takes just minutes, and no drilling is required. The weight set includes one 3-lb weight, one 2-lb weight, and one 1-lb weight, for a total of 6 lb. One or more of the weights can be positioned along the rail to perfectly counterbalance the added load. You just loosen the weight's knurled thumbscrew locking bolt to slide the weight as needed along the rail, then tighten the bolt again when the weight is in the desired position.

Tube Balance Weight Systems are available to fit different sizes of Meade optical tubes. This model (#55769) is designed to fit all 12" LX90 and LX200 Advanced Coma Free models as well as older Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain designs.

Additional 2-lb weights are available separately (#07300).


Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for two years from date of purchase. This warranty is provided by Meade for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact Meade at 800-626-3233.

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  • Warranty
    Two year

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.


This product is available to ship Standard delivery US except for delivery to Alaska and Hawaii. Delivery is available to APO/DPO/FPO addresses. Delivery is not available to US territories/protectorates. Delivery is available to Canada.

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