One thing that i find very awkward with the xt10i is that i have to continually use the telrad on the right side, then run to the left side of the telescope to use the eye piece (same with using the intelliscope, continually exhanging sides of the telescope. I'm left handed and it feels very awkward to me to view from that side. When i use the telrad, it's like using a rifle scope....with my right hand to shoot. I can't do it that way.
You are not supposed to change sides? You should show us your telrad installation with a picture.
For the sake of the discussion only, one additional option. It's also possible to install a Rigel finder between the focuser and the existing Synta mount, you can do that with the Rigel because it's small. Result is effective, Rigel is close to the focuser and it looks great
I don't know which finder came with your telescope but if it's a right angle type (or even straight through) it can be combined with the Rigel so you can get a finder with no power, the Rigel, to roughly browse around and then you can use the right angle to deeply scan the sector with 50mm of aperture and something like 9x of power. I think it's very important in my opinion.
Either way, a dual setup, Rigel or Telrad with a finder with magnification, is a strong bet.
Right angle corrected image
Edited by N3p, 20 August 2019 - 11:30 AM.