Losmandy 5 lb. Weight & Dovetail for Losmandy D Plates DWS
Item No. 770-95005
Eligible for Scope City Rewards at Check-out
Manuf. No. Losmandy DWS
This Losmandy counterweight system is used to balance heavy accessory loads on Celestron and Meade fork-mounted telescopes.
It has a dovetail adapter that clamps onto an optional Losmandy D-Series dovetail accessory mounting plate that is attached to either the top or underside of the telescopeŭs optical tube. A 5 inch long threaded stainless steel shaft projects from the dovetail adapter. A 5 pound counterweight threads onto the shaft.
By sliding the dovetail adapter back and forth along the D-plate until the optical tube balances, and threading the counterweight closer to or further away from the optical tube, almost any accessory load can be balanced to reduce the strain of an unbalanced accessory load on the telescope drive motors.