Counterweight Advanced VX – 11 lb

AED 446.07

  • Designed to fit 19mm counterweight shafts
  • Sturdy lock knob keeps the counterweight safely on the shaft
  • For full list of compatible telescopes, please see description section below

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Whether you are enhancing your mount setup or buying a replacement part, the counterweight is there to balance weight of the optical tube (OTA) and accessories on the other side of the Right Accession (RA Axis). If you add accessories to your telescope setup (ie camera, guider, etc), you may need to add additional counterweights to off-set the weight.

If the balance is off on one-side or the other, it can do damage to your OTA and setup, the motor gear, and/or may have issues with tracking accuracy.  You can add additional counterweights to improve the responsiveness to the system by reducing the mass inertia, though you need to make sure you space out the counterweights along the shaft to reduce damage to your setup and that it is cost-effective and worth it for your telescope setup.

This counterweight comes with a sturdy knurled knob locks to safely hold in place on the counterweight shaft. The counterweight is designed to fit 19mm counterweight shafts

Below are the counterweights that go with each one of our recent Celestron mounts.

Counterweight Model Weight (pounds) Shaft-hole size (approx) Mount
94203 11 lbs 0.75″ Advanced VX/CG-5/CGEM/CGEM II/CGX
94186 11.8 lbs. 0.75″ Advanced VX/CG-5/CGEM/CGEM II/CGX
94286 12 lbs. 0.75″ Advanced VX/CG-5/CGEM/CGEM II/CGX
94189 17 lbs. 0.75″ Advanced VX/CG-5/CGEM/CGEM II/CGX
94187 22 lbs 1.25″ CGX-L/CGE Pro/ CGEM DX

Mount Counterweight Model(s)
Advanced VX 94186, 94189, 94203, 94286
Advanced CG-5 94186, 94189, 94203, 94286
CGEM 94186, 94189, 94203, 94286
CGEM II 94186, 94189, 94203, 94286
CGX 94186, 94189, 94203, 94286
CGX-L 94187
CGE Pro 94187
CGEM DX 94187
Weight: 12 lbs (5.44 kg)
Counterweight Shaft Diameter: 19mm (0.74″)
Counterweight Compatibility: Advanced VX | CG-5 | CGEM | CGEM II | CGX
Weight 5.81 kg
Dimensions 24.5 × 11.5 × 28 cm