Meade #1403 Tube Balance Weight System for Meade 12" Fork-Mounted SCT's

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  • Includes Three Counterweights (1, 2, and 3 lbs)
  • Includes counterweight bar and mounting hardware required
  • Attaches to the underside of any Meade 12" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
  • Not compatible with German Equatorial Mounts (GEM's)

Meade #1403 Tube Balance Weight System for Meade 12" Fork-Mounted SCT's

The Meade #1403 Tube Balance Weight System permits the balancing of heavy or long-lever-arm accessories attached to the eyepiece end of the telescope. Each weight assembly attaches to factory-threaded holes provided on the underside every Meade 12" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope.

Three differing weights (1, 2, & 3 lb) are supplied with each Meade #1403 Tube Balance Weight System, permitting considerable variation in the total weight available for balancing. Includes counterweight bar and mounting hardware. Because this accessory mounts to the underside of the tube assembly, it is not for use with German equatorial mounts.

OPT Product Number: ME-07319

Additional Information

Counterweights(1) 1 lbs (1) 2 lbs (1) 3 lbs
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Warranty1 Year Warranty
  • Meade Counterweight bar for 12" OTA
  • (1) One pound counterweight
  • (1) Two pound counterweight
  • (1) Three pound counterweight
  • Mounting hardware
  • Manufacturer Warranty

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  • Re: Meade #1403 Tube Balance Question: I have a Meade RCX400 12" RC ... will this fit my scope. It is the RC model and not the SCT. If not, what?

    Unfortunately, Meade does not make a counterweight rail for the older RCX400 line. My contact there recommended looking at Scopestuff, where you can locate a mounting rail for your RCX and then a counterweight to fit that rail. Unfortunately, OPT does n

  • How well will this work for astrophotography? I'm looking to add a portable telescope for DSO imaging. Currently have a 9.25 Evo from Celestron but want a wider field. Also, recommendations for a EQ mount for this scope would be great. Not sure if I plan

    Unfortunately, while this scope works well as a guide scope and for low power visual observation, it is not well corrected for DSO astrophotography. It is not apochromatic, so there is a lot of chromatic aberration on top of the coma and field curvature,