where can I get a manual on how to used it?
I am able to get it to almost focus on some distance trees.
Is there an adapter to reinvert the image so it is not upside down?
and is it possible to get a camera adapter for something this old?
Need a few more pictures (of the mount, tripod, finder scope on side, etc) to tell you anything more useful as far as usage/manual, etc.
Is it a fork mount like the Kmart Focal Model T191 above or something more like this Gilbert?
For astronomy you don't normally invert the image, you leave it upside down. Image inverters degrade the performance of the telescope.
The scope would be too flimsy to do anything with a camera.
It looks like it has a fairly narrow field 6mm .965" eyepiece on it, that will be no fun to use. .965" is a cheap old eyepiece standard, all the new/better stuff you will find is 1.25''. You can get a 0.965'' to 1.25'' Eyepiece Adapter and then look up a few better 1.25'' eyepieces. People in this group can probably give you pointers on which eyepieces to chose.
A 3" Newtonian like this can be fun to use, given some good eyepieces, good for the moon, Saturn, Jupiter, some deep sky objects. Googling "using a small telescope" actually brings up allot of helpful information on using your little find there.
Edit: If you want to go a little cheaper, you can try SurplusShed.com. Check out .965 eyepieces -- they have a few that would work. You already have the "high power" 6mm, you would want to look into their better quality 16mm to 40mm eyepieces - low power, better field of view, thats where this scope is going to shine.
Edited by telescope200, 10 June 2021 - 07:24 AM.