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Meade X-Wedge
$749.99
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  • Converts most LX series fork mounts into equatorial mode
  • Extremely heavy duty wedge allows for secure and stable mounting
  • Constructed from ultra-rigid aircraft grade aluminum
  • Useful for long exposure astrophotography to eliminate field rotation
  • Designed and Manufactured in North America


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Item #  55758
Mfg Model #  07028

The Meade X-Wedge is designed for long exposure astrophotography and imaging with Meade LX90, LX200, and LX600 models up to 14" diameter. This extremely heavy duty wedge allows for secure and stable mounting with exceptional vibration damping of larger Meade SC and ACF telescopes.

Designed and Manufactured in North America.

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, and slso 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 the 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 Earth's axis of rotation. This alignment prevents 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, and the telescope may be mounted in the altitude-azimuth (alt-az) configuration normally used for visual observation.

Warranty

Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for two years from date of purchase. This warranty is provided by Meade for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact Meade at 800-626-3233.

Warning

Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

  • Best for imaging
    Solar, lunar, planetary & Messier objects
  • User level
    Advanced
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar, planetary & long exposure
  • Tripod material
    Aluminum
  • Weight, fully assembled
    24.0 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
  • Other features
  • Warranty
    Two year

When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available.

A per-item shipping charge (in addition to the standard shipping and handling charge) applies to this product due to its size and weight. This charge varies based on the shipping method.

Standard Delivery: $0.00

Standard Delivery to Canada: $80.00
3 Day Delivery: $140.00
2 Day Delivery: $140.00
Next Day Delivery: $175.00

SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS APPLY FOR THIS PRODUCT

This product is available to ship Standard delivery US except for delivery to Alaska and Hawaii. Delivery is not available to US territories/protectorates or APO/DPO/FPO addresses. Delivery is available to Canada.

Returns

The Return Policy & Procedure for this product is different than Orion's standard return policy. Click here to learn more.

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