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StrangeDejavu
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Omni XLT series + Orion 9x50 RACI question
      #5755113 - 03/24/13 10:24 PM

In another thread, I said I was going to order the Orion 9x50 RACI for my Celestron Omni XLT 102. A user chimed in and said "If you get one be sure to order the mounting shoe specific to your scope type, as the foot is not necessarily compatible with many stock ones".

Was this anyone elses' experience with this combo? Orion sells the base for $18 so I need to know before placing an order. Thanks.


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Re: Omni XLT series + Orion 9x50 RACI question new [Re: StrangeDejavu]
      #5755176 - 03/24/13 11:08 PM

I think your Omni scope will have the proper dovetail for the finder. You could always call Orion and find out for sure.

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Re: Omni XLT series + Orion 9x50 RACI question new [Re: Goodchild]
      #5755279 - 03/25/13 12:18 AM

Just call and ask. good advice. I would also add perhaps you should check all the feedback/user reviews on amazon and orion's site.

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Re: Omni XLT series + Orion 9x50 RACI question new [Re: StrangeDejavu]
      #5755305 - 03/25/13 12:31 AM

It fits out of the box. Not to worry, you don't need to buy anything extra.

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StrangeDejavu
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Re: Omni XLT series + Orion 9x50 RACI question new [Re: watcher]
      #5755327 - 03/25/13 12:46 AM

Quote:

It fits out of the box. Not to worry, you don't need to buy anything extra.




Woohoo, thanks Joe.


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Re: Omni XLT series + Orion 9x50 RACI question new [Re: StrangeDejavu]
      #5757323 - 03/26/13 12:53 AM

It uses the exact same dovetail shoe because the Orion RACI and the Omni 102 are both manufactured by Synta and they use a standardized dovetail design.

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Re: Omni XLT series + Orion 9x50 RACI question new [Re: Zamboni]
      #5758620 - 03/26/13 04:40 PM

So, should I conclude that the same applies to Celestron Nexstar 102 GT OTA? It's virtually the same achro. The Orion RACI should fit on it "out of the box" too? And, by the way, anyone knows whether there's a retailer that sells the Omni 102 rings & dovetail separately (so I can use them with the 102 GT)?

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Re: Omni XLT series + Orion 9x50 RACI question new [Re: belgrade]
      #5759313 - 03/26/13 10:26 PM

Yes. It will fit, as it uses the same focuser. You can use the 4" rings from Scopestuff . They also sell Dovetail bars.

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