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  • noun astronomy A small telescope, or other sighting device, mounted on top of a main telescope to enable approximate directional positioning.

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Examples

  • I fixed the finderscope, aligning it with a street lamp, the clouds parted, and there was Saturn, glorious Saturn.

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  • I grumbled as I will about the clouds, about the finderscope being misaligned, about none of the regular members showing up.

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  • I fixed the finderscope, aligning it with a street lamp, the clouds parted, and there was Saturn, glorious Saturn.

    Saturn

  • A finderscope pointed at Spica will capture Comet Lulin in the field of view, centering the optics within a nudge of both objects. [sky map]

    Green Comet Approaches Earth

  • Start at Gamma Pegasi and use the finderscope to center on a star around 3 degrees northwest RA 00 03 14 Dec þ16 08 43.

    Weekend SkyWatcher's Forecast – October 9-11, 2009 | Universe Today

  • I grumbled as I will about the clouds, about the finderscope being misaligned, about none of the regular members showing up.

    Saturn

  • The very brightest of these stars, S Monoceros, is 5th magnitude and shows clearly in the finderscope as a double.

    Happy Holidays from UT | Universe Today

  • A finderscope pointed at Spica will capture Comet Lulin in the field of view, centering the optics within a nudge of both objects. [sky map]

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  • Dolidze 23's two brighter members are finderscope visible.

    Universe Today

  • Dolidze 23's two brighter members are finderscope visible.

    Universe Today

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