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EQ Wedges


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. Many of the most notable brands in astronomy make equatorial wedges, including Celestron, Meade, Sky-Watcher, and Software Bisque.

The Celestron HD Pro Heavy Duty Wedge has been specifically designed for fork-mounted Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain scopes with apertures of up to 11”. Its sturdy construction not only supports heavy equipment but also ensures movement with minimum vibration. Its 0-90 latitude range allows it to be used at almost any latitude, while the built-in holder for the hand controller prevents the controller from falling out.

Check out our selection of equatorial wedges to enhance your imaging system! Not sure which one you should get? Call our non-commissioned equipment experts toll-free at (800) 266 9590 today for some impartial advice!