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    All Astronomical telescopes show images that are upside down. There is no up or down in space.

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    Yes, all astronomical telescopes show upside down images. There is NO up or down in space.

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Yes, all astronomical telescopes show upside down images. There is no up or down in space. Reversing the image just adds more layers of glass that reduce the light transmission.

Posted on Sep 26, 2009

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Everything is ALWAYS upside down in an astronomical telescope. It's normal!

No up or down in outer space. Read my tips on my profile page.

They do make an "erecting diagonal" for terrestrial viewing. Just google "erecting diagonal".

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Everything is upside down on side eye piece. When viewing through the scope that's on the side of the telescope itself, everything is upside down. No matter which way it is turned, the same problem exists.


All astronomical telescopes show upside down images. It's completely normal. Nothing is wrong with the scope. For terrestril viewing you can buy an "erecting prism diagonal" which will turn the images right side up.

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http://www.skiesunlimited.net/index.php?CategoryID=98


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All astronomical telescopes show upside down images; it's normal. You can buy an "erecting prism" for terrestrial viewing. Read my frequently asked questions TIP on my profile page.

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When viewing everything is upside down.


Yes, all astronomical telescopes show images upside down. There is no up or down in space.

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Everything is upside down its an inexpensive national geogra childs telescope when you look thru it everything is upside down


Yes all astronomical telescopes are upside down! No up or down in space!

You can buy an erecting diagonal for about $45 from Orion Telescopes to use for terrestrial viewing.

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When i look thru eyepiece everything leans to one side


In space there is no up down right or left-- all astronomical telescopes show land objects upside down-- you can buy an erecting prism to use for terrestial viewing here--

http://www.telescope.com/control/product/~category_id=diagonals/~pcategory=accessories/~product_id=08787

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Everything is upside down thru the lens


Reflector telescopes are design for looking at stars, and in space there is no right side up. Try taking it out at night and look at the moon. Your telescope is performing just as it should, there are no problems with upside down views when looking at objects on the ground.

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When i look through the lens everything is upside down.


It is normal for a telescope to invert the image. There is no up or down in space so for astronomical use it does not matter.

The reflector telescope is not generally used for terrestrial viewing. However, image erectors can be purchased and are inserted before the eyepiece. This would make everything right side up.

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I can't see out ofscope


An inverted image is what you should see. Astronomical telescopes show an upside down image in the eyepiece. If you want to use your scope terrestrially you can add an erecting prism at the eyepiece.

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Seeing land upside down


This is not only perfectly normal, but for this type of telescope, imperative! Land (and everything else) seems upside down due to how the light is bounced between the mirrors. It can be kinde tricky to get used to, but it's the way all Newtonian reflectors (it's the type of scope you have, big mirror at the botom, smaller one that's at a 45 degree angle neer the top, and an eypece on the side of the tube) are.

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