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All astronomical telescopes have upside down images. Nothing is wrong with the scope.

NO up or down in outer space.

For terrestrial viewing you can buy an "erecting prism" diagonal like this one--
http://www.astronomics.com/main/Image_Erecting_Prisms.asp/catalog_name/Astronomics/category_name/EDNECFUVSRWS8KLNTU5E38XSE1/Page/1

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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Here is the manual.

http://www.tasco.com/products/manuals/Luminova40-076420Inst.pdf

This is a reflector style telescope the focuser is on the FRONT of the telescope, the mirror is the BOTTOM of the telescope. All astronomical telescope show upside down images. It's normal.

Read my TIPS on my profile page -- especially the frequently asked questions TIP.

Posted on Jun 23, 2010

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SOURCE: Just came into a used tasco 302048 . Everything is upside down!!!

A telescope sees that way. you have to have a corrective lens to right the view. Its a physics thing about how light goes thru a lens and at the lens flips over upside down, you need another neutral lens to flip it right side up again. If you got the entire kit try another lens till you find the corrective lens.

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SOURCE: Just bought a cheap, used Tasco telescope. Images

I'm not sure what type of telescope this is (refractor, reflector, etc.) but it's normal for most telescopes to have inverted images. There is no up or down in space so it doesn't really matter when you view an astronomical object. You just want to keep that in mind if you use a moon map so that you can get the correct orientation. However, you can get moon maps with inverted images.

If you wish to view land or terrestrial objects you can purchase an image erecting prism to turn everything right side up. Depending on the telescope it may reverse the images from left to right when it does this.

I hope this helps.

-jodair

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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All astronomical telescopes have upside down images -- it' s normal. To erect the image would require more glass which would dim already faint sky objects.

You can buy an "erecting prism" for terrestrial viewing. Read my frequently asked questions TIP on my profile page.

Posted on Apr 26, 2010

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