Meade Equatorial Wedge (8" telescopes)

Polar align 8" LX90 and 8" LX200 telescopes.

  • For Meade 8" LX200
  • For Meade 8" LX90 (with adapter plate)
  • For long exposure astrophotography
  • Enables equatorial alignment
  • Heavy duty cast aluminium
  • UK warranty
Meade Equatorial Wedge (8" telescopes)
  • Product code: 07002
  • Availability: In stock
  • Despatch: 2 business days
  • Retail Price: £ 259.00
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£ 10.00
Scotland Central & South
£ 10.00
Scotland North
£ 14.00
Northern Ireland
£ 14.00
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£ 14.00
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£ 20.00
Worldwide (from)
£ 35.00

Description

Meade 8" Equatorial Wedge #07002. Allows for polar alignment of Meade 8" LX90 and Meade 8" LX200 models, as required for long exposure astrophotography and imaging. For use with Meade Standard Field Tripod and Meade Giant Field Tripod as supplied with compatible models. Compatible with Meade LX90 models with addition of LX90 Wedge Adapter Plate, product code: 07389.

Equatorial alignment is required for astrophotography and imaging exposures longer than about 5 minutes. The Meade 8" Wedge is mounted between a 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.


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The wedge allows the astrophotographer to align the telescope's axis of rotation with the Earth's axis of rotation. This alignment eliminates 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 can be set up in altitude-azimuth (alt-az) configuration as normally used for visual observation.

Features heavy duty cast aluminium construction with latitude and longitude fine adjustments and a compass to use the magnetic pole as a starting reference. For use with the Meade field tripods as supplied with all compatible models. Recommended for 8” telescopes. Compatible with Meade SC and ACF models including 2080, LX50, LX90 and LX200.

Note: Meade LX90 Adapter Plate required for use with all LX90 telescope models, available separately (SKU: 07389).

Note: Meade telescopes between 10" and 14" in aperture including LX90, LX200 and LX600 require the X-Wedge (SKU: 07028).

Carries full one year UK warranty by Opticstar on behalf of Meade Instruments Corp.

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Meade Equatorial Wedge (8" telescopes)
Attribute Specification
Product Code (SKU) 07002
Universal Product Code (UPC) 709942000108
Warranty 1 year UK warranty by Opticstar on behalf of Meade Instruments
Experience Level Intermediate
Telescope Compatibility • Meade 8" LX90 (requires LX90 Wedge Adapter Plate. SKU: 07389)
• Meade 8" LX200
• Meade 2080
• Meade LX50
Tripod Compatibility • Meade Standard Field Tripod (SKU: 07020)
• Meade Giant Field Tripod (SKU: 07017)
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