When you look through a telescope, you look at a very small piece of sky. That makes it almost impossible to point your telescope directly at your target. Sometimes, it’s even hard to find the Moon with a telescope. That’s why most scopes come with a finder scope. These little scopes have a wide field of view and often have cross-hairs to help you aim your telescope (assuming the direction of the finder lines up with the direction of the telescope). Some even come with a right-angle viewfinder that makes it easier use and saves on neck strain. And there’s another type of finder… the “red-dot”… that’s even easier to use.