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SusanH

Query re Eyepiece view from a Dobsonian

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Hello everyone 

I've just bought my first telescope, a 10 inch Dobsonian, Saxon brand (same as Skywatcher).

In daylight I've collimated it with a laser collimator.  Also in delight I've centred the finderscope on a house on the horizon (probably 5 km away). The image is inverted and the left side appears on the right.  I understand that's normal.

The house is also centred in the eyepiece and the view is inverted and left appears right, as with the finder scope.  BUT the horizon is at about a 60 degree angle ( see pdf sketch attached).  Is this normal? Or am I doing something wrong?  Or is there a problem with the telescope?

 

Many thanks in advance

 

Susan

telescope views25082020_2.pdf

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Everything normal Susan. 

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As above. That's normal for a dob.

Congratulations on the new scope and welcome to the forum :smiley:

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Hello and a warm welcome to the SGL. Things can be confusing at first but don’t worry you will soon get used to it. The main thing is to enjoy your new hobby.

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