Meade Equatorial Wedge for 7" & 8" LX200 & LX400 Telescopes

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  • Regular price $299.00
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    ME-07002


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Meade Equatorial Wedge for 7" & 8" LX200 & LX400 Telescopes

Meade's standard 8" equatorial wedge attaches to the Standard Field Tripod by means of a manual knob. It turns your 7" or 8" LX200 or LX400 alt-azimuth telescope into an equatorial model so that you can take long-exposure (over 5 minutes) photographs and record stars as pinpoints instead of streaks...an effect of field rotation. The addition of a properly aligned wedge aligns your telescope's axis of rotation to the earth's axis of rotation, which eliminates field rotation.

It comes with an azimuth adjustment to allow you to rotate the wedge without picking up the tripod, helping with polar alignment. Also included is a latitude adjuster. The latitude you set your wedge at will depend upon your location. The 8" equatorial wedge allows for adjustment from 15 degree to 64 degree. A bubble level is included to help make easy work of leveling your telescope, which is important for precise tracking. Features heavy duty cast aluminum construction and a compass to use the magnetic pole as a starting reference.

Additional Information

Accessory TypeWedge
ConditionNew
Free ShippingYes
ManufacturerMeade
Warranty1 Year Warranty

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  • can this wedge be worked with Celestron NexStar SE Computerized Mount - 91203?

    No, The correct equatorial wedge for the Celestron scope can be seen here: http://www.optcorp.com/celestron-cpc-heavy-duty-wedge-hd-pro.html

  • Can this wedge be used with the older LX models - LX5?

    According to Meade, yes this wedge is compatible with the LX5.

  • Can this wedge be used with the LX90?

    Yes, but only with the addition of the Meade LX90 Wedge Adapter Plate: https://www.optcorp.com/me-07389-lx90-wedge-adapter-plate.html. The way that LX200 scopes and LX90 scopes attach to the wedge is different, so you need this adapter plate to be able to

  • Dear Sir/Madam, Could this wedge with the adapter plate suitable for , Malaysia,Kuala Lumpur latitude? lat. 3.13 .N and 101.68.E Thank you, Dev

    Unfortunately, this will not work at your latitude. Meade states the Equatorial Wedge is only good for latitudes between 15° and 64°.

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