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    I am trying to choose which.

    Orion XT8i -or- Zhumell Z8

    Has anyone owned both?

    Which do you think has the better build, focuser, EP's, etc.

    Could the Z8 be retrofitted with a hand held controller or?

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    Hi Rick.
    A similar question was posted recently here Zhumell Vs. Orion dob You might find it relative to your search. I am not a current Dob owner..
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    The XT8i with the hand controller will help you find objects in the night sky-- especially if you live in a light polluted area.
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    Hello Rick, I own a Zhumell Z8 and I do not believe it possible to retrofit a hand held controller. There are some aftermarket alt/az devices and of course the poor mans version which is what I use. If you are serious about this technology I would suggest you just go ahead and get to Orion XTi or XTg and have solid system from the beginning.

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