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Orbitor 4000 hello i just purchased the telescope my fist time, i set it up now when i look threw the lens the picture or what ever i am looking at is upside down do i have somthing bachwards.

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This is a normal condition; lenses do invert images just as your own eye does. Even our eyes receive and invert anything we look at but our brains invert them again so we never notice the 'problem' you are having with your new telescope.

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Hello !
I had the same trouble. It's normal, you just have to put a lens to straight the image (it's use for terrestrial view).
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