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All astronomical telescopes show inverted images -- it's normal. Nothing is wrong with the scope. Read my TIPS on my profile page.

Posted on Dec 29, 2010

Testimonial: "Thanks Joe. Never having owned a telescope before didn't know picture is meant to not appear true in fact sideways. Thanks again."

  • bluegumpark Jan 05, 2011

    Thank you for your assistance Joe. Kind regards Marg

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    Marg, you never gave me a rating?


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