Since the problem is that the heavy guide scope and the heavy focuser/DSLR are not in the same plane, making balance in the declination axis impossible, the solution is to put them in the same plane; to align them. The only way to do this and not cause the focuser/DSLR to block the guide scope is to RAISE the guide scope above the level of the focuser/DSLR.

So, I milled an adapter plate out of a piece of aluminum. This photo shows the same view of the telescope as the previous photo, but note the important difference: The guide scope is now aligned with the focuser/DSLR. It is pointing above the focuser/DSLR, although from this perspective it is difficult to see.

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