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    Default ETX Wedge



    Anyone good enough to design this on paper to make one. Wood and me are not friends so I need plans
    Thanks Sam

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    Default Re: ETX Wedge

    No Takers? Okay well I guess i'll give it a try.
    Sam

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    Default Re: ETX Wedge

    Good luck with the project
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    Default Re: ETX Wedge

    Quote Originally Posted by Datalus View Post
    No Takers? Okay well I guess i'll give it a try.
    Sam
    Sam, have you tried the Weasner ETX site? LOTS of ETX info and tips! The ETX in the photo appears to be sitting on a mount with a wedge pod. Are you wanting to improve on alignment accuracy? Or do you have an older mount without an adjustable wedge? Regards, Bill

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    Default Re: ETX Wedge

    Quote Originally Posted by burris View Post
    Sam, have you tried the Weasner ETX site? LOTS of ETX info and tips! The ETX in the photo appears to be sitting on a mount with a wedge pod. Are you wanting to improve on alignment accuracy? Or do you have an older mount without an adjustable wedge? Regards, Bill
    Hey Burris, Yes I'm want to improve on accuracy and want to try some imaging, I have a etx 80 observer and from prior use of a wedge make its better in tracking. I'd rather have my lx200 back and the opions of purchasing one at this time is it wont happen as I was forced into retirement due to medical reasons 925.00 a month prevent that. So atleast I have a telescope and can get back into astronomy. So I would like to have a wedge like in the pictures.
    Thanks Sam

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    Quote Originally Posted by Datalus View Post
    Anyone good enough to design this on paper to make one. Wood and me are not friends so I need plans
    Thanks Sam

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    What type of tripod are you using(the photos are very small) because I have a ETX with a Deluxe Field Tripod #883 and that can be used for polar setup. The later model #884 is easier to do this with so you don't need a wedge just the right tripod.
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    Default Re: ETX Wedge

    Hi,

    The 4SE mount has a built in wedge essentially the same as the ETX mount's built in wedge. The wedge's latitude adjustment bar on the SE mount is easily modified to greatly improve the accuracy of alignments and tracking. The same modification is most likely possible for the ETX mount's built in wedge.

    In our NEXSTAR Forum there is a sticky titled something like "All you want to know about the 4SE". The sticky has links to other threads; one of which describes how to replace the latitude adjustment bar to obtain precise polar alignments and improve tracking for unguided exposure times ranging from 45 seconds to as long as 3 minutes or so. The weakness in this modification is that a precise azimuth adjustment is difficult to obtain.
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    Default Re: ETX Wedge

    Its the the one that comes with the etx backpack addition.
    thanks Sam

 

 

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