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#1 JupiterETX

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 04:01 PM

I am seriously considering the purchase of a 10" Meade LX50 or 2120 for a pretty good price. I currently have and use an 8" Celestar 8 Deluxe which I plan to keep. The Celestron tripod/wedge combo is the (very) heavy duty variety.

Question is, will the 10" Meade scope (with the stock fork mount) fit on the Celestron wedge or is it a different size? I tried searching for an answer but couldn't find anything definitive.

Thanks to everyone!

Allan

#2 Mark Sibole

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 07:23 PM

different bolt pattern and will not come close to fitting.


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Posted 18 May 2016 - 04:23 PM

Ok, thanks; there seem to be enough wedges floating around out there, I'm sure I'll be able to locate one soon enough.

#4 Mark Sibole

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 02:47 AM

You can do a google search for Plywood wedges or home made wedges.Ive seen many people have good luck making a wedge and they have even been solid enough for astrophotography. Good Luck on finding a wedge.If your doing visual work or planetary work you really dont need a wedge.You really only need a wedge for long exposure astrophotography.


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