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

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  • 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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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects

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  • Tasco Spacestation 114×900mm Reflector EQ Celestial Telescope also features with finderscope of red dot star pointer - the LED electronic red dot assists in locating the object correctly in the cloudy night sky and tracks the object for view quickly.

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  • Celestron CGE 800 (XLT) Computerized starbright XLT optical coating Telescope clearly defines a finderscope of 6×30 to help locate the object easily.

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  • Slide 43: The process of focusing finderscope, guide  scope, and main scope should be done in daylight.

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