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I used the xt8 to observe Jupiter the other night. When I went to turn the red dot finder on I turned one of alignment knobs instead. Why wouldn't they make the on/off switch different than the alignment knob-wheels? I'm going to attach a piece of sticky foam to the on/off wheel so that I don't turn the wrong one.

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4 hours ago, Larry said:

I used the xt8 to observe Jupiter the other night. When I went to turn the red dot finder on I turned one of alignment knobs instead. Why wouldn't they make the on/off switch different than the alignment knob-wheels? I'm going to attach a piece of sticky foam to the on/off wheel so that I don't turn the wrong one.

 

I used to do that regularly when I used the plastic type reflex finders. IME they tended to lose their alignment accuracy over time anyway. 

 

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Another thing I've noticed is that if the reticule selector on the metal 'gunsight' type is changed it can also throw the finder off.

 

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I usually set them to the single dot. Anything else is a bit bright. Once set-up with one reticule choice it's best to stick with it.

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