My signature has changed. It now includes an Orion XX12i.
The XT8i is puny by comparison and I can see now why people consider it a grab-and-go compared to larger apertures. To move the 12", I need to remove it from its base, set it down, move the base, and then replace the OTA.
Is there a way to attach rubber feet to the mirror end of the OTA to protect it from scratches? There isn't a flat surface to glue them on, so I'm interested in learning if others have figured it out.