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    Default Relating finder scope to what you see in the eyepiece?



    Topic title is probably self explanatory.

    How do I translate what my finder scope has to the eyepiece? Is there any way to align the two (to at least have a very good pinpoint of where the telescope will be seeing)?

    I just tried mine out tonight and couldn't tell where anything was except for the moon, due to its massive size. Is this something that would be easier in clear skies?

    I don't have a problem relating the flipped image at all, controls and relation are second nature to me, as I had to spend no time adjusting to the fact that the object at the bottom of the finder was above my view. Same with left/right.

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    Yes, you can eventualy get a precise alignment. You just need to take your time and some patience.
    I use a red dot and a bigger finder and they are both aligned pretty good with the scope.
    You can try to align them during daytime (top of a pole) or just use Polaris during nighttime (because limited movement of this star)
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    Daytime is best. Find an object as far away as possible and center it in the scope, lock both axes, then center the object in the finder.
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    As Pierre said, try set up in day light. I am slightly boxed in where I live so I cann't find an object far enough away to be accurate.
    I have used Polaris the north star for aligning my finder with my scope. Took me a bit of time...but it was worth it.
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