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Meade 8 Inch Equatorial Wedge w/LX90 Adapter Plate

Item # HN-MEAD120

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Meade
Telescope Accessories Series
Meade Wedges
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1 Year

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  • Allows you to convert your Alt-Az mounted LX90 -
  • To an EQ mounted astrophotography ready platform
  • Simple to install, easy to operate
  • A must for any serious astrophotographer
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Meade 8 Inch Equatorial Wedge w/LX90 Adapter Plate
 
4.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Strong construction (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (4)
    • Astrophotography (4)
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      • Casual/ recreational (4)

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    4.0

    Great except instructions wrong

    By jhkaye

    from Richland, WA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Strong Construction
    • Widely Compatible Adapter

    Cons

    • Instructions wrong

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy
    • Astrophotography

    Comments about Meade 8 Inch Equatorial Wedge w/LX90 Adapter Plate:

    Very satisfied with this equatorial wedge. However, the installation instructions were wrong. An L-bracket was described which was not included, and a rod was attached to the wedge body which was not shown. This rod, with a hole in the side for a long threaded knob (also not mentioned in the instructions) is attached to the wedge body to provide fine latitude adjustment. This replaces the L-bracket, and is an improvement. A call to Meade confirmed how to attach the rod and threaded knob correctly. The wedge and adapter plate are well-designed, and the instructions are very clear and complete, except for being wrong!

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    4.0

    Some imagination required to assemble

    By Benson

    from - 6 gmt

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor instructionsmanual

      Best Uses

      • Astrophotography

      Comments about Meade 8 Inch Equatorial Wedge w/LX90 Adapter Plate:

      Instructions not consistent with actual hardware. Oversized knobs on altitude adjuster block view of altitude scale. Needed additional allen wrench [not supplied] to assemble latitude adjuster and only aligns with one hole on tripod. Additional screws to secure wedge to predrilled holes on top of tripod would be a plus.

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      4.0

      Great Wedge; Must for astrophotography.

      By Daveguy

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong Construction
      • Upgrades Included

      Cons

      • Unclear Instuctions

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Astrophotography

      Comments about Meade 8 Inch Equatorial Wedge w/LX90 Adapter Plate:

      This is a must for long exposure astrophotography. Light weight and aluminum construction is great. Fine tuning mechanisms and upgrades included. Instructions for assembly were not included for supplied upgrades, but workable.

       
      4.0

      Meade 8" Equatorial Wedge w/LX90 Adapter

      By Pete in Delaware

      from Wilmington, Delaware

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Astrophotography

        Comments about Meade 8 Inch Equatorial Wedge w/LX90 Adapter Plate:

        [...] The item itself functions as required. The exact latitude adjustment on the wedge is difficult because the plastic knob (easy to use but blocks the scale)blocks the exact view. But the latitude adjustment knob and RA fine adjustments work very well. I use this regularly now with my 8" LX90

         
        4.0

        I would buy and reccommend this product

        By Starman Lou

        from Grand Rapids Mi.

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Strong Construction
        • Strong Handles
        • Waterproof
        • Widely Compatible Adapter

        Cons

        • Bad threads

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Meade 8 Inch Equatorial Wedge w/LX90 Adapter Plate:

        Unfortunately after putting the wedge together I found that the 5/16 threaded rod that threads through the round cross bar would only thread 1/2 of the way through.
        Rather than sending the wedge back I rethreaded it with a 5/16 tap and it now works as it should.
        this is the threaded bar that supports the wedge at any angle.
        Other than that this is a great wedge.

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