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You posted this in the Telescope forum by mistake.

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How heavy is a counterweight for a Bushnell 78-9519 telescope?

May I assume that since you are looking for a counter weight that it did not come with one? If that is the case then you should take it back to the dealer for a refund. If you bought it second hand, you will have to experiment till you find the correct weight. I suggest starting off with 5 pounds and gradually decrease or increase it till you achieve balance where the telescope is not tilting on its own.

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Put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the focuser. Do not use the 2x barlow if you have one. Practice focusing with JUST the eyepiece on a distant object during the day time.

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Here are links to both. has many different types of visual backs. You can call or email Jim and he will locate the proper item for you.

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