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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A small auxiliary instrument mounted atop the main astronomical instrument that aids in the observation of remote objects and pointed in the same direction.

Usage examples (12)
  • I fixed the finderscope, aligning it with a street lamp, the clouds parted, and there was Saturn, glorious Saturn.
  • The very brightest of these stars, S Monoceros, is 5th magnitude and shows clearly in the finderscope as a double.
  • 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.
  • I grumbled as I will about the clouds, about the finderscope being misaligned, about none of the regular members showing up. for more
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