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- n. Plural form of finderscope.
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In order to keep costs down, optical tube assemblies are offered to those who already have several mounts, tripods and finderscopes - along with a wide variety of eyepieces.
In this case, the Vixen ED100SF needs to be mounted on something capable of supporting at least 14 pounds, and I happen to have several equatorial mounts capable of filling the bill - along with many different styles of finderscopes and eyepieces to use.