Celestron's HD Pro Equatorial Wedge is designed to mount Celestron fork-mounted SCTs up to 11" in aperture on your existing pier or tripod. The HD Pro Wedge provides a heavy duty, very stable equatorial platform that is perfect for astro-imaging and guarantees minimal vibration.
Its full latitude range of 0-90° lets you use this Celestron HD Pro wedge from the Pole to the equator. The side plates are thicker than previous wedges for increased rigidity, with increased mass to provide less vibration while imaging. The side plates can be moved fore and aft on the wedge base to position your scope’s center of gravity over the center of your pier or tripod, depending on your observing latitude.
The 30 pound wedge’s built-in altitude/azimuth adjustment controls have oversized knobs for easier polar alignment. The latitude adjustment screw is 14mm in diameter for strength and stability. It does not flex or bend under the heaviest load, providing less vibration and making it easier to rotate a heavy telescope. A latitude scale is provided to make the initial rough latitude adjustment easier.
The HD Pro wedge has a built-in hand control holder that provides the option of placing the hand control either on the wedge or on the scope’s fork arm. When the hand control is mounted on the wedge, there is no possibility of the controller falling off when the fork arm is angled towards the ground.
The tilt plate is designed with recesses that fit the feet molded into the base of your Celestron telescope. This makes it easier for one person to mount the telescope onto the wedge and tripod. Simply install one bolt into the base of the scope, slide the bolt into the slot at the top of the tilt plate, and rotate the scope onto the wedge until the scope feet drop into the tilt plate recesses. Install the other two bolts into the base of the scope, tighten all three bolts snugly, and you’re ready to go.
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