Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Equatorial Wedge Base

BH #SKS20530 • MFR #S20530
Sky-Watcher
Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Equatorial Wedge Base
Key Features
  • 3/8"-16 and 1/4"-20 Mounting Socket
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Saddle and Plate
With Sky Watcher's Star Adventurer Equatorial Wedge Base users can adapt a standard photo tripod for use with the Star Adventurer mount. The wedge mounts on any tripod with a 3/8"-16 or 1/4"-20 screw and allows users to accurately set the observation location's latitude for polar alignment. The wedge features a Vixen-style dovetail saddle, and a dovetail plate with a screw to attach the Star Adventurer mount.
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Sky-Watcher S20530 Overview

With Sky Watcher's Star Adventurer Equatorial Wedge Base users can adapt a standard photo tripod for use with the Star Adventurer mount. The wedge mounts on any tripod with a 3/8"-16 or 1/4"-20 screw and allows users to accurately set the observation location's latitude for polar alignment. The wedge features a Vixen-style dovetail saddle, and a dovetail plate with a screw to attach the Star Adventurer mount.

UPC: 050234205306

Sky-Watcher S20530 Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight1.705 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.95 x 5.65 x 5.35"

Sky-Watcher S20530 Reviews

Works perfect

By Christopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-25

Works perfect

Useful for AZ-GTi in EQ mode

By Emmanuel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-21

I bought this equatorial wedge to use with the AZ-GTi in equatorial mode. The big knob that tightens the dovetail was blocking the rotation of the AZ-GTi; I replaced it with a screw with a hex head and it works perfectly. The little screw going through the dovetail fits in a matching slot at the bottom of the AZ-GTi, which is nice to avoid the RA axis slipping. The wedge feels sturdy enough, and attaches perfectly to the tripod or the column that comes with the AZ-GTi.

Easy to use

By Mikiya
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-21

Good product. Only one thing to be improved is base attachment screw. The screw knob hits the mount on it. I needed to order another screw not hit the mount.

Marco S

By Marco
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-19

The best Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Equatorial Wedge Base

Premium Quality

By Kent Adriane
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-15

This wedge is perfect for my Star Tracker

Absolutely no instructions

By Mark
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-21

For a company selling starter mounts and accessories to newbies they are terrible. The wedge came with absolutely no instructions of ANY type. How does someone new make sense of this. It was true about the AZ-GTi also. No instructions. I guess I'm one of many who has run into this. Only thing I can say is I will NEVER purchase anyone product from Sky-Watcher.

Solid product

By Keith
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-25

Works good. Came with needed vixen plate for my use. Price also good, some vendors scalping, but not B&H. -Keith

Works well.

By John
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-22

The Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Equatorial Wedge worked as advertised. It is well made, I had no issues with how it was put together. It made polar alinements easier to do.

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can i use this as my location 4.5 degree north

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Asked by: adrian
No. Even the Williams Optic Low Latitude wedge starts at 7 degree and up. I found a hack but it would require manufacturing a support using a 3D printer and parts of the GT-AZI mount.
Answered by: Roger
Date published: 2022-07-11

I already have a very stable Acratech Long Lens ...

I already have a very stable Acratech Long Lens Head & Levelling Base. Could it work instead of this SkyWatcher EQ Wedge (which I see from reviews is prone to some "wobble")? It would be nice to avoid additional expense and constant changing of heads.
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Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2022-05-26

Does this work with the AZ GTI

Does this work with the AZ GTI
Asked by: John
Yes, but need another plate lock screw.
Answered by: Mikiya
Date published: 2022-08-03

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Does it work for Celestron Advanced VX mount?
Asked by: Anonymous
This will not be compatible on the Celestron Advanced VX mount.
Answered by: Alex S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

Is this equatorial wedge base already included as ...

Is this equatorial wedge base already included as part of the Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Motorized Mount Photo Package or do I have to purchase one separately?
Asked by: Apurva
No, the wedge is a separate item.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-03-24

Will this work with the MSM (Move Shot Move) ...

Will this work with the MSM (Move Shot Move) tracker?
Asked by: Patrick
Do you have a B&H or manufacture product number for the MSM (Move Shot Move) tracker?
Answered by: John
Date published: 2021-11-23

Will this work with the iOptron SkyGuider Pro ?

Will this work with the iOptron SkyGuider Pro ?
Asked by: James
Yes, that works with the SkyGuider Pro.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2020-10-02

Hi, I lost the screw that comes to attach this ...

Hi, I lost the screw that comes to attach this mount to the tripod and I want to buy it but I don’t know which one is the one that I need, help
Asked by: Sebastian
On the bottom of my wedge base is a tapped threaded 3/8 and my tripod already has the attachment bolt on it, so not sure what you are missing
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2021-03-25
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