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Equatorial Wedges

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iOptron Adjustable AZ Base - Black

iOptron SkyTracker Adjustable AZ Base - Black - 3307B

SKU: IOP-3307B
  • This iOptron SkyTracker AZ Base in black allows adjustments during polar alignment with the SkyTracker and tripod connected.
  • Includes indicators for altitude modifications.
  • Replacement AZ Base included as standard equipment on all new iOptron SkyTracker Mounts.
$49.00 $39.20
 
iOptron Adjustable AZ Base - White

iOptron SkyTracker Adjustable AZ Base - White - 3307W

SKU: IOP-3307W
  • This iOptron SkyTracker AZ Base in white allows adjustments during polar alignment with the SkyTracker and tripod connected.
  • Includes indicators for altitude modifications.
  • Replacement AZ Base included as standard equipment on all new iOptron SkyTracker Mounts.
$49.00
 

Why add a wedge to your telescope? Astrophotography! An alt-azimuth motorized telescope is certainly capable of taking short exposures of bright objects like the Moon and planets, but if you want to do longer exposures of deep-sky objects, an equatorially mounted telescope is required to eliminate field rotation so your stars are pinpoints and your objects are nice and sharp.


An equatorial wedge allows you to set up your telescope to match your observing latitude, and when it tracks, instead of moving in a relatively straight line, your scope will move just like it would if it were mounted on a German equatorial mount. However, because your wedge is an accessory and not an integral part of your mount, you can remove it anytime to enjoy the portability and easy-going nature of a computerized alt-az mount.


Using an equatorial wedge dramatically improves your images. Stars in a long exposure photograph no longer appear as a long arc, trail, or streak due to field rotation, with this kind of alignment. Many of the most notable brands in astronomy make equatorial wedges, including Celestron, Meade, Sky-Watcher, and Software Bisque. Check out our selection of equatorial wedges to enhance your imaging system!

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