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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Mounts - Equatorial > Classified #192256

For Sale: ETX 90 wooden wedge

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I recently built a quick and easy wooden wedge for my ETX 90 using the ubiquitous CG5 tripod and found it actually worked out very well for a quick, portable setup. I'm planning on doing an article on the construction, so I'm going to build another one to take photos of during the construction process and, since I don't need two of them, I'm planning on selling the one I build. This wedge would be built to your latitude-- somewhat approximate, but fine for normal viewing, and will include several holes for 1.25" eyepieces and can include one for a 2" eyepiece, as well (as shown in the photographs). It's designed to fit on an old CG5 tripod, which many people have or which you can get for a song. With this, damping times are a few seconds (from the tripod and ETX fork assembly istelf, not the wedge), but definitely useable visually up to relatively high powers. I'll use the same oak plywood as pictured with several coats of good polyurethane varnish. I'll build one to your latitude (please indicate what your latitude is) for $40 plus $10 shipping. If you're interested, let me know.

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