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Old 08-28-2010, 02:20 AM   #2386
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Unfortunately, I don't have a telephoto lens for this camera. I tried some other settings, but nothing really worked.

I really need to take some time to go through the manual to learn how to change the settings.

I'll go back and delete the moon picture and the silly comment that follows.

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We just went back out and dug the telescope out and set it up in the back of the truck. I never did get it so I could see even the moon. It has about 5 or 6 different lens and I couldn't figure out which was which so I gave up until another day. The telescope is an electronic digital Polaris so I would imagine it is a Wal-Mart special.

Well I will be Barb, that does look like a Starbuck.
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Nice picture of the gibbous moon...made from green cheese.
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We just went back out and dug the telescope out and set it up in the back of the truck. I never did get it so I could see even the moon. It has about 5 or 6 different lens and I couldn't figure out which was which so I gave up until another day. The telescope is an electronic digital Polaris so I would imagine it is a Wal-Mart special.

Well I will be Barb, that does look like a Starbuck.
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Those lenses are eyepieces, and they all have different powers. They are used to change the field of view, or the power of the scope, whichever way you want to look at it.

Meade makes a Polaris, so if you would be kind enough to post a picture of it I could explain how to use it.

When you are looking for something - like the moon for example - you first locate it with the finderscope. There should be what looks like a tiny telescope attached to the side of the big one.

Look through the little one and center the object - in this case the moon - in the finder, then look through the big scope. Your object will most likely be blurred...so then you adjust the focus using the focus knobs. They should be on each side of the front of the focuser. The focuser is what you put the different eyepieces into to alter the power of the scope.
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Wow, was that the color of the moon when you took the picture? That is beautiful, I have never seen the moon look like that.

You are right, the telescope is a Meade. Do you have more photos of planets and things?
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Wow, was that the color of the moon when you took the picture? That is beautiful, I have never seen the moon look like that.

You are right, the telescope is a Meade. Do you have more photos of planets and things?
That was Barb's pic, she must have had one of her colour filters set wrong!!!!
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That was Barb's pic, she must have had one of her colour filters set wrong!!!!
Wow, I went back and looked at Barb's picture that she sent last night and the moon in that picture was just a gray color, I wonder how that happened?
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POST 2375: I was going to use either Fiberock or Easyboard as my backer, but if you think cement board would be better - as in stiffer - I will pick some of that up.
Sorry to disappear, I'm up to my ear lobes in alligators and can't find a way to drain the swamp right now.

I refer to most all of that stuff as "cement board", when in fact some are cement board, some are fiber-cement board and some are, are, are, well I'm not sure what they are.

What you are doing is fine don't let me confuse you.

Note: Some of the fiber-cement boards ARE NOT suitable for exterior use, Hardibacker for example is an interior-only fiber cement tile backer.
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Wow, I went back and looked at Barb's picture that she sent last night and the moon in that picture was just a gray color, I wonder how that happened?
I think it's something to do with the green cheese...
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Sorry to disappear, I'm up to my ear lobes in alligators and can't find a way to drain the swamp right now.

I refer to most all of that stuff as "cement board", when in fact some are cement board, some are fiber-cement board and some are, are, are, well I'm not sure what they are.

What you are doing is fine don't let me confuse you.

Note: Some of the fiber-cement boards ARE NOT suitable for exterior use, Hardibacker for example is an interior-only fiber cement tile backer.
I ended up getting some hardibacker wet area cement board. I guess now I have a choice!
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Just getting started on the cbu. Quite a bit to go yet, but hope to start tiling tomorrow.
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Here's the cutting tool I used for the backer board...works like a charm.
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The missus started on her leaded glass door for her studio today. She picked up some sort of putty and whiting from the gal at the stained glass studio when we were over.

We cut out a piece of foam board exactly the same size as the window to rest it on. That way the glass will stay flat while it is being worked on. She already has the putty and whiting done on this side...maybe I will be in time to get some pics of the second side underway.
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She also used some paint stripper to clean the old paint off the door. And look what she revealed!

Beautiful old tight grain Douglas fir! Just in excellent condition.

She wants to varnish the door before it goes back in again.
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