This is a phenomenon common to all astronomical telescopes. You need to get hold of an erecting lens, which will effectively flip the imag up the right way, although it will still show left/right reflection. You can't do anything about that, I'm afraid. It comes with the territory! I hope this answers your question.
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Some finders show things upside down. There is no up or down in outer space.
During the daytime focus on an object like the top of a telephone pole a good distance away.
Without moving the telescope adjust the finder scope so that the "crosshairs" in the finder are centered on the same object as the main tube. Most astronomical telescopes show upside down and reversed images.
Hi, this is a common "problem" for astronomical telescopes. Same with my Meade 3" refractor and spotter. It is actually a design 'feature' not broken.
The issue is that most astronomical telescopes naturally show images upside down, or some combination of upside down and left-right. (Astronomers usually don't care, because space has no up or down.) It is just the way optics work when lenses or mirrors bounce and bend light. (And since the professional astronomer wants the most light and most direct image, they usually don't want extra devices just to make it right-side up.)
Reason that binoculars don't do that , is they employ special internal prisms to get the image back right-side up.
Easiest solution for astronomical telescope is to buy what is called a "star-diagonal" or "image-erector prism". These will usually make the image look normal for us earth-based folks.
I do not know what exact type your Meade 227 telescope is, but the spotter scope is most likely a simple refractor. So it MAY be possible to install a star diagonal onto it. Or might not. Depends on the exact spotter scope design. Another option may be able to buy a replacement spotter scope that is designed for correcting image orientation.
A telescope sees that way. you have to have a corrective lens to right the view. Its a physics thing about how light goes thru a lens and at the lens flips over upside down, you need another neutral lens to flip it right side up again. If you got the entire kit try another lens till you find the corrective lens.
the image in your telescope is suposed to be upside down (you'll find it's back to front too!). The reason for this is to get as much light to the eye as possible, the more lenses/mirrors the light has to go through/reflect off, the greater the light loss, and in astronomy you need all the light you can get.
For terestrial viewing, you can purchase, quite cheeply, an image erecting adaptor. This will make your image the right way up. For the best terestrial viewing, you can still purchase prismatic adaptors. Best bet would be ebay.
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