I have two telescopes, a refractor and an SCT (both purchased second hand). Both mount to my tripod through a Vixen style dovetail attached directly to the OTA. Neither OTA has any bolt holes for mounting finder shoes. What do people do in this situation?
I have a Telrad, but with my light pollution, I need a magnifying finder.
Telescope rings? I'm trying to keep the weight down.
Double-sided tape? I'd worry that it would fall off with an 8x50 finder.
Drill and tap holes? I'm not very experienced and fear damaging the scopes.
The rings seem to be the best option for me, but I don't know if there are any other options. Thanks for any suggestions.