I will be adding some pictures and information soon about the Field De-Rotator and using it with an LX200. I have posted a single image that was taken using the De-Rotator. This image is of the Eta Crina Nebula. I will also in the future by trying some guiding alongside of De-Rotating. I have been told that it can’t be done, but I am not so sure. I have been talking with others that have done this. As long as the guide star is in center of the guide camera it should work (Not so easy). However for those that just want a simple point and shoot without the need to polar align, this is the answer. Purchase of a wedge is around twice the price (new), however you may still have to guide. This requires the use of a smaller telescope mounted on top of your LX200 (or other) Telescope with a guide camera or Webcam fitted to it.. The cost begins to add up. When I purchased my De-Rotator in 2009 it cost me around $450AU and put me into the image game fast.
If you would like a copy of the Meade 1220 Field De-Rotator instructions here it is in a PDF for you to download. Meade 1220 Instructions
Below are some images of my De-Rotator as well as images of it fitted to my scope with my QHY8 Camera. When I first started I used my Canon 300D for all my image taking. Most of my first images were not very good but improved over time.
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