Omegon Dobsonian Polar Wedge

Omegon Dobsonian Polar Wedge

£435.00✓ 2 year warranty


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About this product

Model:  omegon_polar_wedge_37
Part Number:  74426

Omegon Polar Wedge

The Omegon EQ platform is a tracking system for your Dobsonian telescope.

Dobsonian telescopes have many advantages, but tracking can be challenging. Especially for a beginner, it is sometimes tricky to slew and tilt the telescope slowly and evenly in the right direction to compensate for the Earth's rotation.
If you place the Dobson telescope on the EQ platform, the earth's rotation is compensated by a motor. Now, you can enjoy observing objects even at high magnification without them moving out of view too quickly. This also makes observing together with family and friends much more manageable.


  • Battery-powered tracking system for Dobsonian telescopes
  • Suitable for telescopes up to 30kg (approx. 10" / 254mm aperture)
  • Quick setup and easy operation
  • Light as a feather (3.5 kg) but robust
  • Different versions for different latitudes

Tracking and Alignment

The platform tracks the telescope for one hour before it has to be reset to the original position by hand. The motor requires a standard 9-volt battery.
The EQ platform must be roughly aligned to the north for polar alignment. But unlike an equatorial telescope mount, the latitude does not need to be set. Instead, different versions of the EQ platform are available to cover many latitudes. Check your latitude and round to the nearest 5° to order the correct variant:

  • 40° Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece
  • 45° France, Italy, Croatia, Romania
  • 50° France, Belgium, Germany, Poland
  • 55° Ireland, United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, Poland

Exact polar alignment is challenging to achieve with an EQ platform. A small drift of the observation objects through the field of view is a consequence. A simple fine adjustment of the motor speed can minimise this drift.

It fits almost any Dobsonian:
The platform can support a telescope up to 30kg. The base of the telescope must have three feet. The distance between the feet must not exceed 45 cm. Almost every Dobsonian up to an aperture of 254 mm (10") meets these criteria.
Note: Push-to systems (based on encoders) cannot be combined with the EQ platform. (e.g. Omegon Push+ or Orion IntelliScope).


What's in the box

  • Motor with mounting bracket and Hex key.
  • top rocking plate
  • bottom support plate


(Not included in delivery: 9 volt block battery and Phillips screwdriver)


Load Capacity 30kg
Battery Powered Yes
Designed For Dobsonian Telescopes
Latitude Range 37° - 57
Total Weight 3.5kg
Overall size LxWxH (cm) 58 x 46 x 10
Material  Wood
Battery Type 9V-Block (6LR61, 6F22)


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