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Question: I'm having trouble balancing the 114EQ-ASTR.

The instructions don't make much sense to me, and when I move the weight up or down the shaft, it doesn't seem to make much difference. Also, when I tilt the telescope up to the sky, it is very difficult to tighten the adjustment so that it doesn't drift back down, I'm guessing because it isn't balanced correctly. Any suggestions for someone who knows nothing about telescopes? Thanks.