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Whats wrong?!!!!

Postby Sir John Maguire » Fri Dec 30, 2005 4:50 pm

I am mnew to this and have just had a peek thru my new( first scope), 70mm. refractor.
The star diagpnal is fitted (Not the image erector) and the view is the right way up. I understand that things should be " upside down"
What am I doing wrong?
Grateful for any help, Pete
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RE: Whats wrong?!!!!

Postby ninian » Sat Dec 31, 2005 12:33 pm

Hi Pete,

There is nothing wrong! By using a 90-degree diagonal with a refractor, you will find that the image is correctly orientated top to bottom, but left and right will still be reversed. The image will only appear up side down if you look straight trhough the telescope.

Enjoy the view.

Regards,
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RE: Whats wrong?!!!!

Postby Sir John Maguire » Sat Dec 31, 2005 1:23 pm

Hi Ninian, Many thanks for your reply. At least I know that things are ok.
Weather has been too bad to have a look at the night sky, maybe tonight will be ok. My scope is only a 70mm refractor, the Skylux, so I am realistic about what I will be able to see. Still, its a start.
Thanks again, and a happy New Year,
Pete
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