- Converts most LX series fork mounts into equatorial mode
- Extremely heavy duty wedge allows for secure and stable mounting
- Constructed from ultra-rigid aircraft grade aluminum
- Useful for long exposure astrophotography to eliminate field rotation
- Designed and Manufactured in North America
The Meade X-Wedge is designed for long exposure astrophotography and imaging with Meade LX90, LX200, and LX600 models up to 14" diameter. This extremely heavy duty wedge allows for secure and stable mounting with exceptional vibration damping of larger Meade SC and ACF telescopes.
Designed and Manufactured in North America.
This precision CNC machined wedge is constructed from ultra-rigid aircraft grade aluminum with smooth, accurate altitude and azimuth adjustments. Thirty percent more stable than competing equatorial wedges, the X-Wedge sets a new standard for equatorial stability while allowing for tracking from horizon to horizon without need of any meridian flip such as required by German Equatorial Mounts.
For use with the Meade field tripods as supplied, and slso compatible with discontinued models LX50, LX200 "Classic" and RCX400. Wedge can also be pier mounted (hardware not included).
Equatorial mounting is required for astrophotography and imaging exposures longer than about 5 minutes. The Meade X-Wedge is mounted between the telescope and the tripod to accomplish the tilt of an equatorial type mount that matches the observer's latitude and permits precise polar alignment of your telescope. The wedge allows the astrophotographer to align the telescope's axis of rotation with Earth's axis of rotation. This alignment prevents stars in your long exposure photograph from appearing as a long arc, trail or streak due to an effect known as field rotation. For images under approximately 5 minutes a wedge is not necessary, and the telescope may be mounted in the altitude-azimuth (alt-az) configuration normally used for visual observation.
Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.
- Best for imaging
- Solar, lunar, planetary & Messier objects
- Astro-imaging capability
- Lunar, planetary & long exposure
- User level
- Tripod material
- Weight, fully assembled
- 24.0 lbs.
- Two year