A new wedge and counterweight bar extension from William Optics suitable for use with the iOptron Skyguider Pro and Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer.
Enables greater precision when polar aligning and setting the latitude which in turn will ensure better/longer tracking.
Provides more accuracy and stability than a standard photo tripod head.
Precision CNC made.
Two versions of this wedge are available: a High Latitude version with an adjustment range of 32 - 59 degrees, and a Low Latitude version with an adjustment range of 7 - 34 degrees.
Extension Bar length, 11.9cm, weight 105g.
|Average Rating (23 Reviews): |
Tuesday, 21 September 2021 | Graham
When the postman handed me the box containing the WO wedge I knew from the weight that it was a serious piece of kit and it didn't disappoint when I opened the box. It is heavy, well made and orders of magnitude better than the original SW wedge. I intend to use it for my SW Star Adventurer and to convert my SW AZ GTi from AZ to Eq mode. Graham.
Thursday, 9 September 2021 | Ian
Not going to lie, this is exspensive. I upgraded to this after having bought the Skywatcher wedge in the interim as I couldn't afford this at the time. It's an absolute beast of a wedge, it took a little bit to get use too over the other wedges, but the finite adjustments you can do makes it worth it.
William Optics Wedge for iOptron Skyguider Pro & Skywatcher Star Adventurer
Wednesday, 18 August 2021 | Massimo
I bought this equatorial base because it was not available in Italy and the waiting times were quite long. The package arrived in a few days and I paid the import taxes through the courier (DHL). I saved little (five euros compared to Italian retailers) but the delivery was quick. The price of this wedge is undoubtedly high but you get what you pay for. The difference compared to the original Skywatcher piece (which is the only drawback of the star adventurer) is stratospheric, the polar alignment becomes easy, precise and quick. If you take everything to the top of a mountain this is the most advisable route. Once you have tried William Optics' equatorial base it is impossible for you to go back.
Thursday, 29 July 2021 | Paul
This is a great upgrade to the Skywatcher Star Adventurer Pro wedge, easier and more accurate polar alignments are possible with the William Optic wedge. The build quality is excellent and well worth the additional expense.
The Rolls Royce of wedges!
Thursday, 15 July 2021 | Laurence
I bought this Williams Optics wedge to replace the stock wedge on my new Ioptron SkyGuider Pro which is somewhat famously tricky to use and is a little unstable. The difference is like night and day. The controls are smooth and precise and obtaining the right settings is easy. It is very stable which is a must for deep sky astrophotography. It's not cheap, in fact it's very expensive, it's much heavier and larger than the stock wedge but I don't regard these as disadvantages as it makes the whole process of polar alignment so much easier and less frustrating.
I heartily recommend this wedge.
Seems like an expensive indulgence but worth every penny
Sunday, 27 June 2021 | Andrew
The wedge that comes with the Skywatcher Star Adventurer is solid enough once it's aligned and secured in place, but getting it there can be an exercise in frustration and a real time-waster. The William Optics Wedge seemed like an extravagance considering its cost relative to the mount itself, but as soon as I used it I knew it was money well spent. It's very sturdy and well made, and the precision and smoothness of the adjustment screws and securing bolts makes polar alignment quick and easy then once it's locked in place it stays that way. A worthwhile investment for anyone with a Star Adventurer.
Tuesday, 22 June 2021 | Peter
I ordered from FLO for the first time and it worked out very well and I would like to say that this dealer has another customer. And the shipping went above expectations from England to the Netherlands. So FLO gets a 9.5.
IF YOU HAVE A SKYGUIDER PRO - BUY ONE!
Saturday, 5 June 2021 | James
As everyone else has said on the reviews, this product is excellent - miles better than the standard iOptron base. Solid, sturdy, accurate, easy to use. Nothing more to say.
WO Wedge - perhaps the best value for money.
Friday, 28 May 2021 | Eduard
Excellent workmanship, polar alignment is smooth and precise, reliable clamps.
The wedge is very easy to convert from high- to low-latitude and vice versa. The differences in models are purely a marketing ploy.
Tuesday, 25 May 2021 | Andreas
Great piece of kit, precisely machined and very satisfying to use, in my case with a SW sky adventurer. The original wedge appeared to be the weak spot for movement such as wind vibration and loosing PA. This item is much more solid and stable. Yes, the price is eye-watering but you’ll have it for life
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