What the who-what-say-what?
That’s right kids, time for another adventure in technogeekery. Gettin’ ready to throw down some sick astrophotography, and step one for long exposures is to get a sturdy, accurate polar mount. The Meade Superwedge makes aligning the mount a snap with course Right Ascension and Declination adjustment knobs. Here, I’ve attached the tangent arm to the tripod base -without it, you’d have to wrestle the wedge with the scope on it to affect RA fine-tuning, and at 70+ pounds, that’s a deal-breaker.
Note that I am using allen bolts for this. Piece of advice: Don’t use allen bolts for this. You’ve got about a half-inch of room to throw the wrench, and the holes in the tripod (if mine are any indication) were tapped by a disgruntled sweatshop worker at 4:56 PM on a Friday. If you can find a machine screw with a philips head, you’ll do a lot less swearing than I did.