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Orion XT Dobs - Matching Color Finder?

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#1 Dave Bush

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 11:50 PM

Does anyone know whether or not Orion has an optical RACI finder that matches the tube color of the XTnn Dobs?  



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Posted 07 June 2020 - 12:30 AM

All of the Orion RACI finders on the website are black.



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Posted 07 June 2020 - 04:03 AM

All of the Orion RACI finders on the website are black.

 

They match the scopes.. At night.  :)

 

I can't think of any gun metal gray finders so matching the finder to the scope might require some paint.  

 

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Posted 09 June 2020 - 09:17 PM

The finder comes apart easy enough. Mask off the threads and paint to what ever floats your boat. I painted mine white to match the upper and lower tube of my LB.



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Posted 09 June 2020 - 10:14 PM

I never would have thought of that as an issue.

Do your eyepiece colors match though?

I don't want small black stuff getting lost in the dark. Different color eyepieces would make it easier to know which one I'm grabbing.

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Posted 10 June 2020 - 10:52 PM

My XT8i came with a matching RACI

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Posted 11 June 2020 - 12:17 PM

My XT8i came with a matching RACI


Well that is a clever place to put an RDF.
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Posted 11 June 2020 - 02:05 PM

I never would have thought of that as an issue.

Do your eyepiece colors match though?

I don't want small black stuff getting lost in the dark. Different color eyepieces would make it easier to know which one I'm grabbing.

   Each of my eyepieces are placed in a specific spot in the case, but I can also identify them by feel. I have a red penlight which I also keep in the case, but it has been at least 2-3 years since I have even turned it on. I need check it to make sure the batteries aren't corroding. I rarely drop anything but if I do, I know it when I feel it.




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