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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 haven't gotten very serious about it and don't know too much. So the problem is that the telescope is clearly missing a lens that will invert the image and I need to know what I will need in order to view images the right way instead of upside down as we currently are

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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

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You cannot actually get parts for this scope other than from Meade directly-- and possibly a USED motor on Ebay. Usually Meade wants you to send in the scope for repair and will not sell you any gears or motors.

www.meade.com

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How do i get it to work? might be missing a part not sure .cant get anything thru the viewfinder.seems like everything is there.is there anyone in san antonio or austin that would know that i can take it...


You have several Astronomy club's nearby. get one of the members to help you with the scope.

By the way the eyepiece and focuser is on the UP end of the tube!

Here is the manual:

http://www.meade.com/manuals/TelescopeManuals/Reflectors/DS.pdf

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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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Calc north not working


Are you running this scope off of the internal batteries? If you are put in fresh batteries. The hand controller will go wacko once the batteries fall below about 60% charge. We always recommend that goto scopes be run from a separate 12 volt power pack. If new batteries to not solve the problem, return the scope to the dealer while it is still under warranty.

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Meade may sell you another focuser, contact them here:
http://www.meade.com/support/index.html

You can also buy a replacement focuser from several on line retailers-

Here is one-
http://www.telescope.com/control/telescope-focusers

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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.

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http://www.astro-tom.com/telescopes/telescopes.htm

http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&id=_FPrke6p19AC&dq=reflecting+telescope&printsec=frontcover&source=web&ots=AYjWIOQmwI&sig=zoqu_7z2zGvk0kW6r1WJgZnYNUU&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=14&ct=result#PPP1,M1

http://visual.merriam-webster.com/astronomy/astronomical-observation/reflecting-telescope/reflecting-telescope.php explains the different parts of the telescope

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