Farpoint Counterweights for 12" Lightbridge (Set of 3)

Farpoint Counterweights for 12" Lightbridge (Set of 3)
$49.32
Item # FP-300
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  • Designed specifically for the 12" Meade Lightbridge Telescope.
  • Farpoint Astro Counterweights weigh 1.87 lbs. each and are also sold separately.
  • Combined into a set of three for multiple balancing choices.
  • Farpoint Astro CounterweightsCNC machined from 304 stainless steel for a superior finish and durability.
  • Before using this product, we recommended that the mirror cell springs and knobs be upgraded with a collimation upgrade kit for the LightBridge such as those now offered by Farpoint.
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Farpoint Astro - Three 1.87 lb Counterweights for 12" Meade Lightbridge


Easily balance your Meade Lightbridge with these stainless steel counterweights if you are using heavier eyepieces or other accessories.

The stock Meade Lightbridge® telescope is balanced to accommodate a small eyepiece and red dot finder. Once the user begins to add heavier eyepieces and finders, the telescope becomes very front heavy. The Farpoint Counterweight Kit adds approximately three pounds to the rear of the telescope in order to accommodate a wider range of “front end” accessories. the weights are CNC machined from 304 stainless steel for a superior finish and durability.

These weights replace the push or locking screws on the mirror cell, making them a bolt-on addition. This "core" set properly balances the telescope for use with a large 2-inch eyepiece and a finder scope or Telrad. These weights are sold individually and weigh 1.875 pounds each. Additional clamp-on ring weights that work in conjunction with this set provide additional balance for those who choose to employ heavier accessories such as wide field 2" eyepieces and finder telescopes. The additional weights will allow for the balancing of larger top-end loads (i.e., eyepiece + Telrad + finder scope).

In our tests with a 12" telescope the basic set, plus 1 additional weight nicely balanced a 2" eyepiece, a Telrad® and a Stellar Vue® finder scope.

Farpoint Astro Product Number: FP300

Please Note: We have had reports that there are differences in the build of LightBridges over time that may cause the screws in this kit to be too short. Please be assured that FarPoint will send you replacement screws right away if this is the case with your telescope.

Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU FP-300
Manufacturer Farpoint
Weight Range 1 lb. - 5 lbs.
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Reviews

Customer Reviews 1 item(s)

DOES NOT FIT LIGHTBRIDGE
This product does not fit the Meade 12 Lightbridge telescope as advertised. The scope has to have counterweights for any lens other than the lightweight one that comes with it. The bolts that come with the FP300 do not even reach the threads on the scope. Worse, they replace the three white locking bolts for the primary mirror. Too short, and the primary mirror flops around like a fish. Too long and the weight flop around and you might damage the primary mirror. Why they didn't replace the feet is another engineering blunder. The counterweights are longer than the feet.

Good luck with this product. You will need to fabricate yourself 6mm X 1.00 65mm bolts.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by Scott McClanahan / (Posted on 5/2/2011)
Included Items

Included Items

  • 3 x 1.875 lb CNC Machined Stainless steel weights
  • 3 x set screws
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