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We just got a 78-9676 telescope with no manual we tried to use it but things appear upside down we must not have something set up right help

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You have not stated the make of this telescope, but from your description, it appears you have an astronomical telescope (for star-gazing). These scopes generally omit the correction lens in the optical path that inverts the image for terrestrial use. This is because light-gathering power is more important than orientation - after all, there is no 'up or down' in space.

It may be possible to obtain an additional correction lens - check with the manufacturer or seller. If this was not pointed out when you made the purchase, you may be entitled to a refund. Otherwise, just enjoy the Heavens.

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