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Meade X-Wedge
For long exposure astrophotography
To order this item outside mainland Britain or Highlands & Islands, please contact us.
Meade X-Wedge.
  • Compatible with:
    • Meade LX90 10" - 12"
    • Meade LX200 10" - 14"
    • Meade LX600 10" - 14"
    • Meade RCX400
    • Meade LX50
  • Heavy duty cast aluminium
  • Meade SKU: 07028
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Meade X-Wedge no MED07028 £ 779.00 £ 10.00 24 hours
X-Wedge
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Meade X-Wedge #07028. For long exposure astrophotography and imaging with Meade LX90, LX200 and LX600 telescopes between 10" and 14" in aperture.

This extremely heavy duty wedge allows for secure and stable mounting with exceptional vibration damping of larger Meade SCT and ACF telescopes. This precision CNC machined wedge is constructed from ultra-rigid aircraft grade aluminium 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 LX90, LX200 and LX600 telescopes. Also compatible with 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.

Specification Meade X-Wedge
SKU 07028
UPC 709942000399
Experience Level Intermediate, Advanced
Warranty 1 year UK warranty
Assembled Product Dimensions 48.26cm x 48.26cm x 45.72cm (19" x 19" x 18")
Assembled Product Weight 10.89 kg (24 lbs)

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We are constantly checking the accuracy of the technical data. We are prepared to provide more detailed information on request. Technical data is subject to change without notice.

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