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ZWO 230mm Counterweight Balance Bar for AM5 Mount

by ZWO

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ZWO 230mm Counterweight Balance Bar for AM5 Mount

For payloads heavier than about 28 lbs. (13 kg), the ZWO AM5 Equatorial Mount requires a counterweight shaft like this 230 mm long ZWO Bar, as well as a separately available counterweight in order to achieve proper balance.

Made of solid metal resistant to oxidation, this counterweight bar contains M12x1.75 screw threads and will work with any mount that has these threads.

Installation Guide 

  1. Loosen the screw located at the bottom of the mount by rotating it counterclockwise
  2. Connect the counterweight bar to the mount 3. 
  3. Connect the counterweight to the counterweight bar