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Celestron CPC HD Pro Heavy Duty Wedge

Item # HN-CELE430

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Celestron
Telescope Accessories Series
Celestron Telescope Wedges

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  • 14mm Diameter Latitude Adjustment Screw
  • 0-90 Degree Latitude Range
  • Built-In Hand Control Holder
  • Tilt Plate
  • Heavy-Duty Side Plates
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Celestron CPC HD Pro Heavy Duty Wedge
 
4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (10)
  • Easy to use (6)

Cons

  • Heavy (5)

Best Uses

  • Astrophotography (10)
  • Astronomy (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid adventurer (6), Casual/ recreational (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

Heavy but for serious astrophotography

By Richard

from Clinton,TN

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Celestron CPC HD Pro Heavy Duty Wedge:

        I found the wedge very heavy unless you are setting up in a convenient place. However, for stability and great quality images, it is worthwhile. Not for starting astronomers or hobbiests

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        An excellent value!

        By Charles

        from EDWARDS,CA

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Easy to Use
        • Excellent value
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Astrophotography

          Comments about Celestron CPC HD Pro Heavy Duty Wedge:

          As equatorial wedges go, this is one of the least expensive options available for yout alt/az telescope. Don't let that fool you into believing that this is an inferior product...it does everything as advertised and it does it well.

          This wedge is built like a tank and is pretty heavy...just what you need for stability. Fit and finish are nice, the black paint and orange anodized accents make for an attractive addition to your alt/az scope. This wedge has fully functional latitude and azimuth adjustment screws that make polar alignment easy. The top of the tilt plate has the same recesses as the CPC tripod. In addition there is a hand control attachemnt tab on either side of the wedge. The tilt plates are configurable for different latitude ranges and the side plates can be moved to adjust the center of gravity.

          The only con I can think of is that the instructions can be a little vague at times. Luckily it comes mostly assmebled, just take your time when making adjustments. It is heavy and adds about 35 lbs to your set up, but the weight is absolutley necessary to insure stability and rigidity of the wedge.

          Overall an excellent product for the money. This wedge is far superior over the old heavy duty wedge that Celestron used to offer. You will be hard pressed to find a better deal on an excellent wedge.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I didn't expect this!

          By Mark E

          from RUMFORD,RI

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          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Easy to Use
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy
            • Hiking/Backpacking

            Comments about Celestron CPC HD Pro Heavy Duty Wedge:

            I was blown away at the quality of this item! As a machinist and cheapskate I was going to fabricate something that would have worked! Boy, was I glad I didn't! Very impressed by this instrument! Better eat my Wheaties though, this is pretty heavy!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perfect

            By Aaron

            from CONROE,TX

            About Me Avid Adventurer

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Bulky
            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy
            • Astrophotography

            Comments about Celestron CPC HD Pro Heavy Duty Wedge:

            So I got this a few days ago. I've only been able to take it out once, but it works perfectly. Reduced my field rotation enough to up exposures from 10-15 secs to 30 secs unguided. I probably could go longer if I wasn't lazy and connected BackyardEOS up :)

            It is big and heavy. If you live at latitude less than 50 degrees, you have to modify the latitude arcs. It's easy, remove 3 bolts, move it down, put 3 bolts in. Just make sure to do it to both sides or you'll wind up doing it with the scope attached later.

            The construction is super strong.

            I put bulky and heavy as cons. Really though, in order to stabilize the mount enough for photography, it needs to be strong and sturdy, so I would look at this more as a necessary evil than a con.

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            5.0

            nice wedge

            By Joseph W.

            from PEMBROKE PINES,FL

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            Pros

            • Widely Compatible Adapter

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy
              • Astrophotography

              Comments about Celestron CPC HD Pro Heavy Duty Wedge:

              by far best deal for the money

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