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Telescopes generally will display images upside-down, due to the way the image is magnified. On many telescopes, the eyepiece is removable, and can be exchanged with many different attachments and lenses. One of which being an image rectifier (or image flipper), which flips the image back to normal. Unfortunately these lenses can be pretty expensive, and will reduce the amount of light being passed through the telescope due to the addition of more lenses, so are only primarily used for day terrestrial viewing. Hope this helps.
If you look at the PICTURE in your qusetion FIXYA has the scope POINTED at the ground! :)
You have a reflector style telescope. The mirror is the bottom of the scope, and the focuser is on the UP end of the tube pointed UP. Many beginners mount these scopes UPSIDE DOWN with the focuser on the bottom instead of the top (side) of the tube.
Put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the focuser. DO NOT use the 2x barlow if you have one. Take the scope outside during the day time and practice focusing on a distant object. You must also line-up the small finder scope on top with the main tube.
POINT the scope at the top of a distant telephone pole. Without moving the main tube, adjust the cross-hairs on the finder scope so they point at the same spot as the main tube.
First you have what we call a department store telescope. It is 60mm, not much bigger than a pair of 10x50mm binoculars. Do NOT use the 2xbarlow if you have one, Put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the telescope and go outside during the day time and practice focusing on a distant object.
You probably will not find a manual-- however Meade telescopes maintains a web site for their scopes. Look under REFRACTOR on this page for one similar to your telescope. They all work the same way: http://www.meade.com/manuals/index.html
If this is a small TASCO or BUSNELL telescope you bought a toy telescope--
Try this-- put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the telescope. This is your lowest magnification. Go outside during the day time and practice focusing on a distant object-- try to see the moon at night once you learn how to focus.
Not unusual; it depends on the number and kind of lenses being used.
If you take a single lense (such as one for aging eyes), hold it between you and a window (or other light source), allow it to shine on a sheet of paper, a wall or even your hand, you will find that the image is inverted.
Actually, the light entering your eye is an inverted image on the retina and our clever brains turn it 'right side up.'