Tele Vue Telescope Balance Aid

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Tele Vue Telescope Balance Aid
Item # TE-APB-1008
  • The TeleVue Balancing Aid is designed for TeleVue telescope to move the center of gravity forward for better balance with heavier eyepieces.
  • Machined from anodized aluminum plate and pre-drilled to match mounting holes in scope ring mount.
  • The TeleVue Balancing Aid was designed for TeleVue Panoramic or Gibraltar mounts - but can be adapted to photo tripods.
  • Includes mounting hardware and tools.


Tele Vue Telescope Balance Aid - APB-1008

For use with Televue mounts, the Telescope Balancing Aid moves the scope's center of gravity forward about an added two and half inches for better balance with heavier eyepieces and added photographic equipment.

The Televue APB-1008 Balance Aid was designed originally for standard TeleVue telescope ring mounts, but can also be adapted to photo tripods as well.

TeleVue Product Number: APB-1008

Customer Note: As of 1/1/12, Televue has extended it’s warranty on eyepieces, barlows, powermates and parracors from 5 years to a LIFETIME warranty! This will be effective on sales on 1/1 moving forward only and is not retroactive in any way. The warranty will still cover optical performance, optical coatings, optical cementing, plus mechanical components and operation of the product. This warranty still applies to the original owner and a dated proof of purchase must accompany any warranty repair claim.

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Additional Information

Manufacturer Tele Vue
Warranty 5 Year Warranty

Customer Reviews 1 item(s)

Positive balance aid accessory
I have been trying hard to balance my TV-85 in the past with my heavier eyepieces on a Telepod Head. I love the 2 35mm Panoptic and the heavier Ethos 13mm. Both are nicely balanced when using this balancing aid mounting plate, otherwise over-tightening the elevation friction screws on the Telepod head would be necessary, leading to a possible thread damage due to the softness of the screw material. Problem solved with this mounting plate. The center of gravity of the TV85 is moved forward enough to enhance the balance with the heavier eyepieces. The construction is purely Televue, as well as fit and finish. The installation is very quick. It even allows me to use the fine focus driver with enough space between the stepper motor and the base of the Telepod head. The Balancing aid is permanently attached to my scope mounting ring and it fits nicely when stored with the telescope in the original Televue soft case. I feel it even adds protection to the lower end of the ivory tube from the lack of protective gray foam on one side of the soft case. Would recommend this accessory to anybody enjoying the use of heavy eyepieces on both the TV85 or the TV76 (where I understand it is a must even for not so heavy eyepieces Thank you Televue for such a nice integration of accessories to complete an intelligent dream refractor telescope system!
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by / (Posted on 12/21/2008)
Included Items

Included Items

  • Televue APB-1008 Telescope Balance Aid
  • Allen Bolts
  • Allen Wrenches
  • Five Year TeleVue Warranty
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