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Celestron 12 lb Counterweight for Advanced VX (AVX) Mounts - 94286

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  • 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

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


11.8 lbs.




12 lbs.




17 lbs.




22 lbs




Mount Counterweight Model(s)

Advanced VX

94186, 94189, 94203, 94286

Advanced CG-5

94186, 94189, 94203, 94286


94186, 94189, 94203, 94286


94186, 94189, 94203, 94286


94186, 94189, 94203, 94286



CGE Pro 94187




Which Celestron counterweights work with which mounts?

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Weight 12 lbs (5.44 kg)
Counterweight Shaft Diameter 19mm (.74")
Counterweight Compatibility Advanced VX | CG-5 | CGEM | CGEM II | CGX
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Weight: 12 lbs (5.44 kg)
Counterweight Shaft Diameter: 19mm (.74")
Counterweight Compatibility: Advanced VX | CG-5 | CGEM | CGEM II | CGX

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