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.
Product carries full one year Meade limited factory warranty.
Meade Product Number: 07028
- Additional Information
SKU ME-07028 UPC Code 709942000399 Manufacturer Meade Warranty 1 Year Warranty
- Included Items
- Meade X Wedge
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsQuestion by: Race W Reed on Dec 13, 2015 3:43:00 AMThe X wedge can be used, but only if you add a Meade ME-07389 LX90 adapter plate http://www.optcorp.com/me-07389-lx90-wedge-adapter-plate.html. This plate connects to the three outer holes on the X wedge and allows the center screw attachment on the LX90 to be used.Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on Dec 14, 2015 3:07:00 PMI have a LX 90 SCT 10" with wedge mount, purchased in 2000. Is this wedge mount compatible with a new 12" SCT? If so would it be wise to use the mount? What would I need to make compatible? Thank youQuestion by: Gregory on Jan 23, 2016 2:32:00 AMUnfortunately, no. Meade and Celestron use different hole patterns on their scopes, so this wedge will not match up to the wedge mounting holes on your scope. Celestron makes a Pro wedge that will work better for your telescope. Please contact us if you have any questions.Answer by: Chris Hendren on Jan 25, 2016 4:36:00 PMHow much does the X-Wedge weigh? I am thinking about buying the used LX200 GPS 10 inch you have. I would like to know if I should get the giant field tri-pod fi the X-Wedge is to heavy for standard tri-pod with scope attached.
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