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DIY Meade LX200 ALT/AZ wedge

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#1 Ribel Astro

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Posted 22 January 2022 - 12:59 PM

Hi ! i have a Meade LX200 telescope with an ALT/AZ mount and i wanted to upgrade it to an EQ mount with a wedge that i make by myself but i don t know how to make one or what i will need to know from the basics to the calculations or the plans ...etc.... so i am asking you to help me in this please

 

 

 

The meade LX200 i have (https://astronomy.co...xojcbcf5iSUH4tY)



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Posted 25 January 2022 - 12:28 PM

This is a very doable project for someone with tools and some skill using them.  Lots of references online and here on Cloudynights.

 

In my opinion, Mead 10" with the fork is heavy enough that building with plywood probably isn't rigid enough - but again, are you planning on visual or photography ?  Suggest aluminum, or steel if you have the tools which can cut, drill, tap, manipulate it.  Nice thing about aluminum is that most wood working tools will work on it, and it's lighter when you carry it around. Downside - not as stiff.

 

References:

https://www.wikihow....-Your-Telescope

https://nightskyinfo...uatorial-wedge/

http://astro.neutral...e-lx200-classic

https://www.instruct...-SCT-Telescope/

https://www.cloudyni...uatorial-wedge/

 

hope that's helpful


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