Farpoint 1.5 lb Magnetic Bag Weight
I have been using heavier 2in eyepieces and barlow so I needed to level out with a weight and these do the job and now I am not wieghed down but can stay up,I like them so much I might get more or be clever and make my own!
Many counterweights designed for Dobs have a tendency to damage the surface. This soft and flexable alternative is an excellent solution. The strong but soft exterior finish will not only prevent surface damage but allows for easy repostioning of the weights.
A terrific idea. When exchanging eyepieces on the scope, there is always the scope for imbalance, especially if you are swapping out one of those 2", 'hand grenade' kinds of eyepieces for a dainty little 1 1/4". Slide this bag (the magnets let it 'stick' to the OTA) around the tube to maintain the overall balance as you go through the changes. Simple, effective. Obviously need an OTA made of something ferrous - so, might not work on carbon fiber.
Ordered 14 days ago, still not here. Was it shipped?
First, the good. The amount of weight is appropriate for the task.
What is poorly executed is the assembly/construction of the bag. There are three magnets sewn into the bag, each designed to be in their own pocket, that adhere to the metal telescope tube. The problem is that two of the pockets the magnets are fitted into are missing the stitches along the edge shared by two of the magnet pockets. Because of the missing stitches, two of the three magnets are consistently magnetically connected to each other, and this causes the bag to be unable to conform to the curvature of a telescope tube, as designed.
In short, mine is defective. I have not tried to get it replaced yet; I definitely should.
We are very sorry about this manufacturing defect and can assure you the missing stitches problem has been addressed. We have shipped you a replacement. Please kindly return the defective weight bag with the pre-paid label we have emailed you.
Thank you so much!