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RACI finder compatibility on LX200
      #5670383 - 02/09/13 09:42 AM

I'm back with another question about my LX200, it's been at least a week! So I'm looking into buying a RACI finder to replace the stock finder that came with the scope years ago. It got dropped a few times and isn't in the best condition, plus I'm thinking the right angle thing will be much easier on my neck, especially with objects near the zenith. This is the model I'm currently looking at:

http://agenaastro.com/antares-7-5x50mm-right-angle-correct-image-finder.html

So, my question is, will this fit into the rings that I already have? (Like I said, these are still the stock rings from the original 8x50 finder) Or do I need to buy a new set?


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Re: RACI finder compatibility on LX200 new [Re: drbyyz]
      #5670393 - 02/09/13 09:46 AM Attachment (15 downloads)

A quick picture of what's on there now if it helps. I can get a close up later if needed.

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Re: RACI finder compatibility on LX200 new [Re: drbyyz]
      #5670639 - 02/09/13 12:24 PM

I'd write and ask them what the outside diameter of the tube is. There is a picture in the listing you included that looks like the rings off a Meade, but like I already said check first.

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Re: RACI finder compatibility on LX200 new [Re: neotesla]
      #5672031 - 02/10/13 09:40 AM

Update, I read in another thread on here that the Stellarvue 50mm RACI finder fits in standard Meade 8x50 LX200 rings. So that's a plus. It's a bit more expensive, but looks extremely nice. I think I just might have to spend the extra $60 and go with it.

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