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The view through my telescope is upside down. Why?

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All astronomical telescopes show upside down images. There is no up or down in space.

You can buy an erecting prism from this supplier and others.
http://www.astronomics.com/main/Image_Erecting_Prisms.asp/catalog_name/Astronomics/category_name/EDNECFUVSRWS8KLNTU5E38XSE1/Page/1

Astro-telescopes don't have this because it adds more glass between you and the sky object. These are only used for terrestrial viewing.

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


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http://www.amazon.com/Bushnell-780103-1-25%C3%93-Format-Erecting/dp/B000EY2ZFK

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You can buy an "erecting prism" for terrestrial viewing. Read my Frequently Asked Questions TIP on my profile page. Your's is one of the most asked questions.

Nothing is wrong with your telescope- upside down is normal.

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


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