Small DIY wedge
Many small telescopes come with a simple alt-az mount. Most common geared photographic tripod heads also use the alt-az design. By pointing the vertical axis of
such a mount or tripod head at the celestial pole, it is easy to convert it into a simple German Equatorial. For this purpose we designed a small DIY wedge for a
fixed geographic latitude. The sequence of pictures below shows the construction steps for our wedge with a latitude angle of 49 degrees.