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.
Meade Equatorial Wedge for 7" and 8" LX200/LX400 Telescopes
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 15º to 64º. 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.
Meade Product Number: 07002
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SKU ME-07002 UPC Code 709942000108 Manufacturer Meade Warranty 1 Year Warranty
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- Good for the price
I had some initial hiccups with the wedge assembly. The supplied assembly instructions did not match the product. OPT came through with the right instructions. When attaching the azimuth controller to the Meade Field Tripod, one of the screws broke. It was too long for the tripod. I found a replacement screw that worked fine. For the smaller telescopes for which it is designed, this wedge should work fine for basic astrophotography or visual use.
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- Included Items
- Meade Equatorial Wedge for 7" & 8" LX200/LX400 Telescopes
- Latitude Adjuster
- Bubble Level
- Fast Alignment Compass
- One Year Manufacturer Warranty
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsQuestion by: Andy on Jan 21, 2017 2:22:00 AMYes, 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 bridge the gap. This wedge only works with the 8" LX90 and is too small for the 10" or 12" models.Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on Jan 23, 2017 9:54:00 AMDear Sir/Madam,
Could this wedge with the adapter plate suitable for , Malaysia,Kuala Lumpur latitude? lat. 3.13 .N and 101.68.E
DevQuestion by: gary on Apr 22, 2015 9:22:00 AMNo, The correct equatorial wedge for the Celestron scope can be seen here:
Answer by: Todd R on Apr 22, 2015 4:44:00 PM
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