Meade X-Wedge

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ME-07028
  • Designed to render LX200/LX600's more suitable for long exposure astrophotography
  • For use with Meade Field Tripods
  • Requisite for exposures longer than roughly 5 minutes with above Meade products
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Meade X-Wedge

The Meade X-Wedge #07028 is designed for long exposure astrophotography and imaging with Meade LX200 and LX600 models. This extremely heavy duty wedge allows for secure and stable mounting with exceptional vibration damping of larger Meade SC and ACF telescopes.

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 with all compatible models including 10 through 14" diameter LX200 and LX600 telescopes. Also compatible with LX90 models and 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.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Accessory TypeWedge
Free ShippingYes
ManufacturerMeade
Warranty1 Year Warranty

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02/12/2019
Anonymous
United States

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Waiting for clouds to clear. Although: my take is that it is well designed, and nicely manufactured. Hard to wait, what have they done to our skies.

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11/05/2018
William S.
United States

Limited experience

X-wedge is well constructed and rigid. Installation of a 10”Meade lx200 is easily accomplished with two people. I have not attempted to mount the scope myself. There is considerable backlash in the mount adjustments but it has not presented much difficulty in achieving my first reasonable polar alignment. Hope to try aligning with a Polemaster camera soon.

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10/16/2018
Victor W.
United States

Meade X-Wedge

Still haven't had a chance to install it on the tripod