Polar Alignment Jig for Meade Equatorial Mount

Author: fwburch2, published on 2013-07-25

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Summary

I wanted to use a green laser to help me rough align my Meade Equatorial Wedge. So, I created a jig that slips in the hole and holds my laser pointer.

Instructions

Designed the model in SolidWorks 2013 and exported it as an STL file. Printed on my MakerBot Replicator 2X with ABS using standard settings, modified to 100% infill to increase strength and minimize flexing.

I included alignment holes for the laser, but didn’t end up needing them. I had to do some filing on the OD to make it fit snugly into the Wedge. Other than that, it worked great.

License: Creative Commons – Attribution