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Red dont finder mounting help please...


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Hello all - i have recently bought an Orion Skyquest XT8i dob and it came with a non standard red dot finder which I have found on line.

Rambo Holosights, High Quality Reflex Sight Hmmm - Nice ha ha

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Looks cheapo but seems ok and looks just like an unbranded Orion EZ finder delux

Orion EZ Finder Deluxe Reflex Sight - SCS Astro

The problem is that the dovetail bracket and std. footplate on my telescope is around 30.5mm

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and the foot on the finder is about 27mm.

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It was held in place by a strip of wood when I bought it and was a bit wobbly so wouldnt hold position well.

What would be the best way to make it fit i.e

  • Some sort of reducer?
  • A different footplate?
  • A different dovetail bracket?
  • Ditch the finder for another?

Thanks in advance...

Andy

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