8'' Dob Question

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timtest

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Today i purchased my first telescope, a 8'' Dobsonian skywatcher. I know that the image is suposed to be upside down, as it is when I look through the finderscope. The problem is that when I look through the actual telescope the image is upside down (as expected) but it is also crooked. I havn't read anything about this being normal. I was wondering if the telescope should just be upside down or inverted (left to right) and otherwise strait? Is there a way to fix this, or does it not really matter?
 
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Don't sweat it. It's normal. The finder scope is looking at it at one angle the scopes eyepiece is at another is all. <br /><br />The upside down/right side up only matters on terrestrial objects, not on deep space objects. <br /><br />On an SCT the image isn't upside down, it's flipped left right.<br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font size="1" color="#3366ff">www.siriuslookers.org</font> </div>
 
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timtest

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i understand that the image through the scope should be inverted and upside down, and theres no problem with my finderscope alignment <img src="/images/icons/wink.gif" />. <br /><br />My problems was with my view through eyepiece, its upsidedown (as expected) but the image is crooked, sortof like a slanted picture frame hangning on a wall. I was just wondering if it was normal for the image through the eyepiece to be 'slanted' AS WELL as up side down and inverted?
 
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