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Orion 11 LB Counterweight for Atlas and Sirius EQ Mounts

SKU : OR-09863

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  • Orion Counterweight for Orion Atlas and Orion Sirius EQ Mounts

    Using a larger eyepiece? How about astrophotography equipment? Bigger scope? For whatever reason your Orion Atlas or Orion Sirius EQ mount needs to put on some weight, we have the answer... the Orion 9863 Counterweight. Weighing in at a hefty 11 lbs., the Orion 9863 Counterweight has a durable powder-coat paint finish and a welcome over-sized locking knob for an easy, secure grip. The Orion 9863 Counterweight gives your Orion Atlas or Orion Sirius EQ mount just that little bit extra counterbalance needed for those extras!

    Orion Counterweight for Orion Atlas and Orion Sirius EQ Mounts Features

    • Extra 11-pound counterweight designed for the Orion Atlas EQ-G and Sirius EQ-G GoTo equatorial mounts
    • Helps balance especially heavy telescopes and instruments on the Atlas EQ-G or Sirius EQ-G equatorial mounts
    • Ideal for balancing heavy astrophotography gear
    • Features a nylon-tipped, tri-lobe lock knob for easy grip - even while wearing gloves in the field!
    • Optimize the balance of your Atlas or Sirius EQ-G telescope mount for smooth and accurate tracking, panning, and slow-motion position adjustments
    Orion Product Number: 9863
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Andy R.
United States United States
As expected, but with cosmetic flaws.

Its a weight. Its heavy and metal and makes your telescope not flop over. Same weight that comes included with the Sirius EG-Q mount. An additional weight is essentially a required purchase with the Sirius EQ-G as mounting even a small telescope will overcome the single 11 LB Counterweight that comes with the mount. I rated it down slightly because mine came with the plastic tightening knob being bashed up. It still works, but for $70 I was disappointed to see some shipping damage. Its not enough damage for me to bother returning it however.

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James N.
United States United States
It’s a weight

Object performs as expected. It weighs 11 lbs and functions as a weight.