Meade X-Wedge (10"-14" telescopes)

Polar align 10"-14" LX600, LX200 and LX90 telescopes.

  • For Meade 10"-14" LX200 / LX600
  • For Meade 10"-12" LX90
  • For long exposure astrophotography
  • Enables equatorial alignment
  • Aircraft grade aluminium
  • CNC machined
  • Extremely heavy duty
  • UK warranty
Meade X-Wedge (10"-14" telescopes)
  • Product code: 07028
  • Availability: In stock
  • Despatch: 2 business days
  • Retail Price: £ 840.00
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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
European Union (from)
£ 20.00
Worldwide (from)
£ 35.00

Description

Meade X-Wedge #07028. For long exposure astrophotography and imaging with Meade LX90, LX200 and LX600 telescopes between 10" and 14" in aperture.

This extremely heavy duty wedge allows for secure and stable mounting with exceptional vibration damping of larger Meade SCT and ACF telescopes. This precision CNC machined wedge is constructed from ultra-rigid aircraft grade aluminium 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.


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For use with the Meade field tripods as supplied with all compatible models including 10" through 14" diameter LX90, LX200 and LX600 telescopes. Also 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 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. 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, the telescope may be mounted in the altitude-azimuth (alt-az) configuration normally used for visual observation.

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

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Meade X-Wedge (10"-14" telescopes)
Attribute Specification
Product Code (SKU) 07028
Universal Product Code (UPC) 709942000399
Warranty 1 year UK warranty by Opticstar on behalf of Meade Instruments
Experience Level Intermediate
Telescope Compatibility • Meade 10"-12" LX90
• Meade 10"-14" LX200
• Meade 10"-14" LX600
• Meade RCX400
• Meade LX50
Tripod Compatibility • Meade Giant Field Tripod (SKU: 07017)
• Meade Standard Field Tripod (SKU: 07020)
Assembled Product Weight 10.9 kg (24 lbs)
Assembled Product Dimensions 48.26cm x 48.26cm x 45.72cm (19" x 19" x 18")
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