- Feb 11, 2013
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My finder scope broke at one point, and I replaced it with a green laser, which I really liked a lot. Honestly, I liked it better than the finder. I loved just pointing the laser at something, then looking through the eyepiece, and there it was.Most scopes come with a finder scope attached. I assume you will have a small finder scope attached. If not, it would be good to have one. Without a computer go-to system (and even if you have one) you would be surprised the difficulty of targeting something, even as big as the moon or the sun. The real area of focus of the human eye is about 55 degrees. If the power of the telescope is for example 55, then the field of view (FOV) will be only 1 degree, which means that the telescope has to be aimed pretty good on the target. A finder scope with a larger FOV comes in pretty handy.