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

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

Regular Price: $299.00

Special Price $224.00

Item # ME-07002
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  • This Meade Equatorial Wedge was designed for the 7" and 8" LX200 & 8" LX400 telescopes.
  • Get started in long-exposure astrophotography (more than 5 minutes) by eliminating the field rotation caused by the telescope's alt-az design.
  • The Meade Equatorial Wedge allows for adjustment from 15 to 64.
  • A bubble level is included to help make easy work of leveling your telescope, which is important for precise tracking.
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Meade Equatorial Wedge for 7" and 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 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
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU ME-07002
UPC Code 709942000108
Manufacturer Meade
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Reviews

Customer Reviews 1 item(s)

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.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by Mike Weasner / (Posted on 2/18/2010)
Included Items

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 Questions

Can this wedge be used with the older LX models - LX5?
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can this wedge be worked with Celestron NexStar SE Computerized Mount - 91203?
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