Mount the Star Adventurer on the (optional) Equatorial Wedge (Fig 6). Nexstar Evolution Mount on Wedge - a very Short Review - posted in Celestron Computerized Telescopes: Hi all. Cory, that’s fine work finely presented – the pictures are great. If you increased the distance, you decreased the effort or if you decreased the distance, you increased the effort. Make sure the Stopper is facing forward. Now we’ll show you how to complete and motorise the Dobsonian equatorial platform. Two types of wedges is a single and a two back two back wedge. Stars in a long exposure photograph no longer appear as a long arc, trail, or streak due to field rotation, with this kind of alignment. How WEDGE Works So how does it work? I have had the Evolution (Mount and 8 EdgeHD SCT) on a Wedge for about 3 years now. We have documented our build with downloadable photographs available from the link at the top of this article so you can replicate the parts, but because your choice of drive motor and power supply could differ according to circumstances and availability you may have to adapt the design a little to suit your kit. A wedge splits things in half. Your Fork mounted scope can accurately track objects when used in its Alt-Az position. Equatorial wedge for Celestron NexStar 6/8SE and Evolution Alt-Az mounted computerized telescopes; Enables long exposure astrophotography and autoguiding by tilting the telescope’s azimuth into an equatorial platform allowing it to track an arc around the polar axis. Using an equatorial wedge dramatically improves your images. Until I built my Observatory I used to set up every time - and I enjoyed the Optics and the Mount. Many of the most notable brands in astronomy make equatorial wedges, including Celestron, Meade, Sky-Watcher, and Software Bisque. However, if you intend to do long exposure astroimaging, you will need to convert your alt-azimuth telescope to an equatorial mount by adding a wedge between the base of the mount and the tripod. I’ve just stumbled onto eq platforms in the last few days – I’ve preciously thought about trying to build an equatorial mount for my Dob, but was thinking of a “full” mount, that would let the scope rotate through a full 360 degrees. If it is, use a Slot Screwdriver to remove it. A wedge is an inclined plane and it is one of the six simple machine. With Equatorial Wedge: Make sure the 1/4" to 3/8" Convert Screw Adapter is not in the 3/8" threaded socket at the bottom side of the Star Adventurer. WEDGE™ is a two-part system - a network of physical sensors installed on site by United Rentals professionals to your specifications, and an online dashboard accessible via your computer, tablet or smartphone. Once I set the Evolution permanently in my Observatory and had it computerized from head … To make work easier you have to apply input force on an object.