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I assembled my meade ds-2000 series telescope and when i look through the view finder the image is upside down

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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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The image on this telescope is upside down for some reason. why?


Because all astronomical telescopes show upside down images. Read my TIPS frequently asked questions on my profile page.

You can buy an erecting diagonal for terrestrial viewing.

http://www.highpointscientific.com/product/ORI-08787/Orion-125-90-Degree-Erect-Image-Star-Diagonal-08787.html

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Hi i have a meade ds-2114ats-lnt.. when viewing it appears upside down.. can u help?


All astronomical telescopes show upside down images, it's completely normal. Read my FAQ tip on my profile page.

Sep 21, 2010 | Meade DS-2114 ATS (325 x 114mm) Telescope

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I bought a basic Meade DS 2114 GOTO astronomical telescope for my father who is only just getting into telescopes and astronomy. As both of us are just beginners and mainly use the telescope leisurely, we...


NO it is NOT missing a lens-- all astronomical telescopes show upside down images.

You can buy an "erecting prism" diagonal for terrestrial viewing, but you do not need it to view the night sky.

Here is an example of the erecting prism:
http://www.astronomics.com/main/product.asp/catalog_name/Astronomics/category_name/EDNECFUVSRWS8KLNTU5E38XSE1/product_id/6329

Aug 23, 2010 | Meade DS-2114 ATS (325 x 114mm) Telescope

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Image is upside down - why?


Yes that's correct. All astronomical telescopes show upside down images. Nothing is wrong with the scope.

You can buy an "erecting diagonal" for terrestrial viewing.

Here is one:

http://www.opticsplanet.net/meade-928-45-erect-image-diagonal-prism.html

Aug 01, 2010 | Tasco Astronomical 302675 Telescope

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Viewfinder views things backwards


Yes, most finder scopes show upside down images, it's completely normal.

This is an astronomical telescope. Even the main tube shows upside down images unless you use what is called an "erecting prism" for terrestrial viewing.

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Inverted images of view finder


Yes, nothing is wrong. Most finders show upside down images.

May 20, 2010 | Meade 70AZ-TR Telescope

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When i look in the finderscope the objects r upside down but when i look in the big one theres nothing,even when i try and zoom in and out thers nothing moving


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.

Nov 04, 2009 | Meade (r) TeleStar Manual 60mm Refractor...

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Image upside down


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.

Aug 10, 2009 | Meade DS-2114 ATS (325 x 114mm) Telescope

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Image is upside down


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.

Jul 05, 2009 | Meade ETX-90EC (325 x 90mm) Telescope

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Hi there,
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.
If I can be of any further help, don't hesitate

Cheers.....Dave

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