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Posted by Larry Usrey on June 21, 2001 19:29:39 UTC

Hi,
First use a medium power eyepiece (works best in the daytime) and and have the drive turned off then site your main scope in on a distant object such as a cross arm on a telephone pole or a repeater dish on a mountain top or anything really and put that object in the center of the field. Then without moving the scope adjust the cross hairs on your finder until they are aligned on the same object. Then do the same thing using higher power eyepieces depending on how accurate you wish to be. This should align your finder with your main scope, if it doesn't make sure that there isn't some looseness in your finder.
Good luck and clear skies,
Starman

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