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    Default At the risk of sounding really dumb....



    Have just aquired a Skywatcher Skyhawk 1145PM. Have managed to assemble it after a bit of head scratching, but on looking through the eyepiece the image was upsidedown, which makes viewing things terrestrial a bit awkward. I have no bits left over and have read the instructions several times over. Have I missed something or is this the way it should be? Any advice would be gratefully appreciated.

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    Who else was tempted to say "you've got the eyepiece in backwards"


    Everything is fine, unless an eyepiece is "image corrected" everything will appear upside down as it doesn't matter when viewing the sky.

    Enjoy your scope and welcome to the forums.

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    The telescope didn't seem that cheap! But I guess I'm swimmin' with the big fish when we're talking telescopes on an Astronony Forum! I think the inverted image reply is what I was half expecting. Will need to learn how to stand on me head all over again, I'm getting too old for all this malarky! Thanks again, Jim.

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    Upside down images don't matter unless the telescope is used to snoop on the neighbours! So no need to stand on your head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcdoherty View Post
    Who else was tempted to say "you've got the eyepiece in backwards"



    Jim
    Thanks for the good laugh!

    Heres a link that explains it a bit! Image Orientation – Why is everything upside-down? | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference
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    I was going to say you got the Australian Model -
    You can get a correcting prism, but I'm not sure what direction will be up -but it will be corrected!

    There is no UP in space hence the lack of orientation disclosure
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    This is probably one of the most asked questions. Nothing is wrong with your scope. Most all astronomical telescopes show upside down and or reversed images.

    For terrestrial viewing you need a 45 degree erecting prism diagonal.

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