I'd start by saying this: I hate finder scopes. I can't calibrate them because I need six arms to do so, and I am confused when I look through them because
a) the view is extremely constricted, so locating small objects is akin to reading a book with a microscope.
b) the view is flipped upside down. Thanks, physics.
Are there any things I can do to align my telescope without using the finder scope? What I tried:
a) removing finder scope from its mount, screwing the mount bolts fully in, and using the thing as an iron sight.
b) Leaning my head against the scope and closing one eye (haha very funny, stop judging me)
c) Attaching a long object, along the telescope, with tape. Again, an iron sight.
You may notice I focus on the concept of iron sights. This is because with an iron sight, you know exactly where you're looking and you have a better field of view.
Anyway, any tips
or tricks you guys know?