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Lorraine, join a club or get instruction book. An optical telescope which uses lenses is known as a refracting telescope or a refractor; one which uses a mirror is known as a reflecting telescope or a reflector. Besides optical telescopes, astronomers also use telescopes that focus radio waves, X-rays, and other forms of electromagnetic radiation.
You will not find a manual. However you have a reflector that is mounted on an equatorial mount. Meade has a very similar telescope and maintains a web site for all of their telescopes. Look under REFLECTOR heading for one that is similar to your telescope. They all assemble in a similar fashion.
this one is very similar: http://www.meade.com/manuals/TelescopeManuals/Reflectors/Meade4500.pdf
You will not find a manual for that small telescope. However Meade maintains a web site with all their manuals. Look under either REFRACTOR or REFLECTOR for one similar to your telescope. They all assemble and work pretty much the same way.
In a refractor images are upside down as with most telescopes. You need an image erector to create a normal correct R and L and Up and Down image. It is a lens which goes in front of the eyepiece to give a correct image.