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 (28 Reviews): |
Monday, 1 August 2022 | John
As soon as I opened the box I could tell that the William Optics wedge is a quality product.
The weight surprised me, as it is heavy and very solidly made.
In operation this is a vast improvement over the Star Adventurer wedge.
Overall fantastic prodyct
Wednesday, 2 March 2022 | Ron
I recently bought the WO Wedge from FLO as an upgrade to my Skywatcher one used on the Star Adventurer, what a difference it makes, it is rock solid, easy to use and setup whilst polar aligning, Super fast delivery from FLO again.
Williams Optics Wedge for Skywatcher Star Adventurer
Friday, 7 January 2022 | Keith
Very well made, very stable, easy to use, and great value. A huge improvement on the standard wedge.
Great service from FLO.
Tuesday, 21 December 2021 | Raymond
Its all been said before but this must be the best upgrade for the Star Adventurer. Quick, easy and precise polar alignment compared to the Skywatcher wedge. Especially for altitude.
First class service from FLO.
Great, but pricey, replacement
Wednesday, 10 November 2021 | Gareth
Have not yet used this "in anger" however I have used it indoors as I got accustomed to it and was able to compare with the stock wedge that came with the Skyguider Pro. It is much more solidly built and feels reassuringly heavy. The controls seem to be more true than the iOptron equivalent; more finesse in the adjustment, once I got used to how they operate. Comfortably holds a Nikon D750 and Sigma 150-600 lens, sitting on a Manfrotto CF tripod. Very well machined, great controls. On the downside of this sturdiness is of course the extra weight, but swings and roundabouts. Certainly going to make my carryon luggage more of a challenge! A star off for me though, purely down to the price. Whilst it also comes with the extender for counterweights, I still think this is a lot of money for what it is.
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.
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