Meade Equatorial Wedge & Adapter Plate for 8" LX90

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Meade Equatorial Wedge & Adapter Plate for 8" LX90   Discontinued
$299.00
Item # ME-07002-1
  • This Meade 8" LX90 Equatorial Wedge & Adapter Plate was designed for the Meade 8" LX90 telescope.
  • A wedge is needed if you want to do longer exposures of deep-sky objects with your LX90.
  • The addition of a properly aligned Meade 8" LX90 Equatorial Wedge & Adapter Plate aligns your telescope's axis of rotation to the earth's axis of rotation, which eliminates field rotation.
  • An etched latitude scale and included Deluxe Latitude Adjuster allows for quick adjustment of the latitude angle.
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Meade 8" LX90 Equatorial Wedge & Adapter Plate

Meade's 8" LX90 equatorial wedge attaches to the Standard Field Tripod by means of a manual knob. It turns your 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.

An etched latitude scale and included Deluxe Latitude Adjuster allows for quick adjustment of the latitude angle. The latitude you set your wedge at will depend upon your location. The 8" equatorial wedge allows for adjustment from 15º to 64º. A bubble level is included to help make easy work of leveling your telescope, which is important for precise tracking.

This particular wedge is made for the 8" LX90 telescope. If you have a smaller model LX200, you need the Meade Equatorial Wedge for the 7" or 8" LX200.

Meade Product Number: 07002-1

Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU ME-07002-1
Manufacturer Meade
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Reviews

Customer Reviews 2 item(s)

Bad - but not that bad
Machine shop? come on!. While the parts supplied were mostly wrong only two screws need to be changed out - easily available at any hardware store. Get a grip Man!!
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by beepac / (Posted on 1/2/2013)
Save your money
Unless you are a person who loves challenges and does not expect what you pay for, then this product is not for you! I spent $200 on a box of parts with the wrong instruction set. The pre-drilled holes in the LX90 tripod were drilled in the wrong place and I was expected to find a machine shop to drill and tap a new set at my expense. The hardware was corroded and bent. This was a real go-for project. You figure something out and go buy the parts only to learn you must do it again. After an additional $100 and several days’ effort and research, I finally got something put together that works. I love Meade’s telescopes. But their service and accessories stink.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by / (Posted on 6/17/2012)
Included Items

Included Items

  • Meade 8" LX90 Equatorial Wedge
  • Adapter Plate
  • Deluxe Latitude Adjuster
  • Bubble Level
  • One Year Manufacturer Warranty
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