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  4. The LiveView frame rate of the T4i was much slower than both older and newer models.
  5. As I very recently said to S3igell, it looks like the T6i will be my choice (because of a greater number of pixels and pixel size). Thanks for warning me about the slow download rate of the older models.
  6. If you want to use BYE for Planetary imaging, then I would suggest another camera than the T4i. Several users reported a slow USB download rate with that model. I get more expected frame rate with my T5i. In general, I would expect the newer models to be improved. Otherwise why release a new model? The question really is are the new features and improvements of benefit for the types of astrophotography that you anticipate shooting. The amount of processing that is performed on your images by BYE is limited to updating the metadata in the image and changing the name if the image file. The image pixels themselves are not altered. In fact you can prevent BYE from even updating the metadata by selecting the Skip Writing of EXIF Data option on the Advanced Settings dialog.
  7. Thanks, S3igell. I read on with the reviews of the T2i, thru the T5i . I began to tire of the negative reviews which mentioned less-than-great imaging quality with normal use of a camera as on terrestrial targets. I'm more interested in astro photography and so the major concerns would be about the camera's image capturing and processing with BYEOS software. So, it looks like the T6i or T7i would be the wiser options.
  8. s3igell

    Rebel T4i

    If I recall correctly, the T4i had some "USB Throughput" issues. (And shallower Image Buffer - which doesn't really impact AP Imaging.) The T4i was rather quickly superseded by the T5i, and rather unusual for Canon the T4i was NOT continued as an Older Model (but the T3i was continued well into the introduction of the T6i). You should consider finding a Used T5i. Or if you can find one within your budget, go for the T6i (which has a newer Sensor with 24MP and smaller pixels - 24MP vs 17.9MP / 4.31um vs 3.72um / DXO Score 71 vs 61).
  9. zelonisv_bob

    Rebel T4i

    I want to move up from my T1i. A used T4i body is available. Is the T4i a worthwhile upgrade, and will it do at least as well as the T1i? I'd like the advantage of the articulating LCD viewfinder. Thanks. Bob Z.
  10. Thanks for your answers. I have been talked out of using the DSLR as a guide camera elsewhere on the interweb.
  11. Pegasus Astro: USB Control Hub
    Lack of a trusty USB3.1 Hub in astrophotography market, triggered us to develop a USB3 Hub controller which will be also able to switch ON/OFF each USB port.

    We proudly present the Pegasus Astro – USB Control Hub (in short UCH):

    A SuperSpeed (SS), low power, switchable USB3.1 Gen1 hub and fully compliant with USB-IF’s USB 3.1 Gen1 specification . The Hub supports Hi-Speed (HS), Full Speed (FS) and Low Speed (LS). The new SuperSpeed hubs operate in parallel with the USB 2.0 controller, so 5 Gbps SuperSpeed data transfers are not affected by slower USB 2.0 traffic.
    6 x USB3.1 Active Ports
    Device has 6 x USB 3.1 Ports. All ports are backwards compatible with USB 1.0 and USB 2.0 devices. Moreover, each port can deliver up to 2.5Amps of current. There is a smart current limit sensor in every port which automatically limits or cuts power in case of a short-wire or power consumption that is above 2.5Amps. Each port is monitored by the USB Controller and in case of a current limit, it triggers a warning popup in the operating system.

    Aluminium Enclosure
    A high quality robust, blue anodised aluminium enclosure houses the electronics of the USB Hub. The metal enclosure designed and tested to survive ±5kV ESD strikes
    Switchable USB Ports
    Each USB port can be controller and switched ON/OFF by our standalone software. (power + data). You are going to love this feature. No more pull out and re-plug USB cables of your equipment.
    12V DC Operation
    The 12V DC operation was our first design requirement. As most of your astro-equipment work with 12V DC why to use something different?
    Hub accepts 12-14V of operation. This means that you can plug unregulated 12V power from a battery.
    Industrial grade temperature support 
    Most USB Hubs in the market (well…nearly all of them) operate under room temperatures as they were design to work inside your cosy warm room. This is one of the reasons why you experience USB disconnects and instability during a cold night.
    Our product is certified to work flawlessly from −40°C to +85°C. All USB Hub electronics has been selected to support Industrial grade temperature ranges.
    ASCOM Switch support
    Device fully supports ASCOM switch. This means that you can switch ON/OFF each USB port via ASCOM supported software.
    Expansion Port (EXT)
    A RJ12 external ports allows future device expansion
    Standalone Software
    Switch ON/OFF USB Ports on demand. Monitor USB Voltage levels. Easily name each USB port based on the device that is attached on it

    In the box
    USB Control Hub Unit
    Cigarette lighter plug to 2.1mm socket
    USB3 cable, 1.5 meter long, male A to male B

    Compatibility
    Device is fully compatible with Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 7, XP, Apple OS X 10.4+, and Linux hub drivers.

    Dimensions
    Size: 100mm x 72mm x 24mm / 3.9” x 2.8” x 0.94”
    Weight: 200g / 7 oz

    $202.50 USD

  12. Guide cameras usually have a small, sensitive sensor...Unlike a DSLR. Guylain is right. It is not the camera that supports guiding. It is that the guiding software must support the camera.
  13. BYN does not guide so this is not a relevant question for BYN. As far as I know no guiding software uses a DSLR for guiding. Remember that DSLR live view is not as sensitive as a ccd sensor so even if a guiding software would allow guiding with a DSLR I doubt that it would work given the lack of live view sensitivity. Regards,
  14. Does BYN support the use of a Nikon DSLR as a guide camera. I will be using a Nikon D5300 as the imaging camera. I have several older Nikon DSLRs that could be used as a guide camera in an OAG configuration.
  15. Egil.G

    I try this once more

    Ok, thank you, all is ok now, I just did not think about that email, I have not use that for several years. My only problem now is clouds🙂 but I guess I have to ask someone else about that😁😁 Regarsd Egil
  16. QSI- The QSI 632 model camera employs an 3.2mp Kodak full-frame CCD image sensor with microlens technology. With the highest quantum efficiency available, lowest noise, wide dynamic range, dual read rates, and internal 5 or 8-position color filter wheels the QSI 632 is ideally suited to a broad range of demanding scientific, medical, astronomical, and industrial imaging applications.

    The compact design of the QSI 600 Series allows the 632 to set a new benchmark for cost and size in a high performance, full-featured scientific CCD camera. With optional features and upgradeability, the QSI 632 can be tailored to fit your needs today and in the future.

    The 632 camera system is supported by industry leading image acquisition software plus a full camera control API is available for creating custom Windows or Linux applications.

    From $9,640.45 USD

  17. QSI- The QSI-6162 model camera model employs a KAF-16200, 16 megapixel, full frame CCD image sensor with microlens technology that has been specifically produced for astrophotography. The 6-micron pixel size make this camera the ideal imaging partner for a wide range of focal length telescopes. The ability to ‘bin’ the CCD means the QSI-6162 is suitable for focal lengths right up to 2.5m and still stay around 1 arc second per pixel (recommended for successful imaging). The large APS-H 16mp CCD sensor with a 35mm diagonal works happily using 2” mounted or 50.8 mm unmounted filters on scopes as fast as f/2.8 with minimal vignetting. The camera is available with or without an Off-Axis Guider and the choice of a five or eight position filter wheel.
    The ‘ws’ model comes with a shutter and filter wheel installed. The ‘wsg’ model is supplied with the Off-Axis Guider, Integrated Guider Port (IGP).
    The 6162 camera system is supported by industry leading image acquisition software plus a full camera control API is available for creating custom Windows or Linux applications.

    From $7,064.95 USD

  18. Atik Cameras: EFW3 - 2" Carousel

    $118.15 USD

  19. Atik Cameras: EFW3 - 50mm Carousel

    $118.15 USD

  20. Atik Cameras: Atik EFW2.2 - 50mm Carousel

    $118.15 USD

  21. Atik Cameras: Atik EFW2.2 - 2" Carousel

    $118.15 USD

  22. Atik Cameras: Atik EFW2.2 - 36mm Carousel

    $118.15 USD

  23. Atik Cameras: Atik EFW2.2 - 1.25" Carousel

    $118.15 USD

  24. Atik Cameras: The Atik EFW2.2 electronic filter wheel is available in 4 formats supporting filter sizes of 1.25″, 2″, 36mm and 50mm. The carousels are interchangeable and are available separately as accessories. An electronic filter wheel allows you to automate your imaging.

    Electronic Filter Wheel to add colour to your images

    An upgrade on it's predecessor, The Atik EFW2.2 features a new mechanical location system for indexing the filter. This ensures that filters are always in precisely the same position which is of great benefit for flat field framing. Ensuring that flat field frames display exactly the same optical characteristics is essential to ensure that anomalies such as dust can be handled and removed accurately.

    The EFW2.2 also features a slick design, with a slim and lightweight profile. For example, the distance between any Atik camera and the wheel itself is 0mm, while still maintaining the possibility of rotating the camera to any desired position.

    Total extra backfocus to accommodate the EFW2.2 is only 22mm. Of special interest to Atik 383L+ users is the short distance from the filters to the CCD. This means that popular 1.25" filters can be used with this sensor down to f/5, without any relevant vignetting.

    Filter disk options include 5x50.8mm, 5x2” mounted, 7x36mm and 9x1.25” mounted. Regarding software, the EFW2.2 has an ASCOM compliant driver, so that any compliant software can control it. Additionally, the EFW2.2 can be controlled using our Artemis Capture software, for easy, simple and efficient operation.

    The EFW2.2 is supplied with your choice of carousel and separate carousels are also available to allow users to change.

    $576.50 USD

  25. Atik Cameras: The Atik EFW2.2 electronic filter wheel is available in 4 formats supporting filter sizes of 1.25″, 2″, 36mm and 50mm. The carousels are interchangeable and are available separately as accessories. An electronic filter wheel allows you to automate your imaging.

    Electronic Filter Wheel to add colour to your images

    An upgrade on it's predecessor, The Atik EFW2.2 features a new mechanical location system for indexing the filter. This ensures that filters are always in precisely the same position which is of great benefit for flat field framing. Ensuring that flat field frames display exactly the same optical characteristics is essential to ensure that anomalies such as dust can be handled and removed accurately.

    The EFW2.2 also features a slick design, with a slim and lightweight profile. For example, the distance between any Atik camera and the wheel itself is 0mm, while still maintaining the possibility of rotating the camera to any desired position.

    Total extra backfocus to accommodate the EFW2.2 is only 22mm. Of special interest to Atik 383L+ users is the short distance from the filters to the CCD. This means that popular 1.25" filters can be used with this sensor down to f/5, without any relevant vignetting.

    Filter disk options include 5x50.8mm, 5x2” mounted, 7x36mm and 9x1.25” mounted. Regarding software, the EFW2.2 has an ASCOM compliant driver, so that any compliant software can control it. Additionally, the EFW2.2 can be controlled using our Artemis Capture software, for easy, simple and efficient operation.

    The EFW2.2 is supplied with your choice of carousel and separate carousels are also available to allow users to change.

    $576.50 USD

  26. Atik Cameras: The Atik EFW2.2 electronic filter wheel is available in 4 formats supporting filter sizes of 1.25″, 2″, 36mm and 50mm. The carousels are interchangeable and are available separately as accessories. An electronic filter wheel allows you to automate your imaging.

    Electronic Filter Wheel to add colour to your images

    An upgrade on it's predecessor, The Atik EFW2.2 features a new mechanical location system for indexing the filter. This ensures that filters are always in precisely the same position which is of great benefit for flat field framing. Ensuring that flat field frames display exactly the same optical characteristics is essential to ensure that anomalies such as dust can be handled and removed accurately.

    The EFW2.2 also features a slick design, with a slim and lightweight profile. For example, the distance between any Atik camera and the wheel itself is 0mm, while still maintaining the possibility of rotating the camera to any desired position.

    Total extra backfocus to accommodate the EFW2.2 is only 22mm. Of special interest to Atik 383L+ users is the short distance from the filters to the CCD. This means that popular 1.25" filters can be used with this sensor down to f/5, without any relevant vignetting.

    Filter disk options include 5x50.8mm, 5x2” mounted, 7x36mm and 9x1.25” mounted. Regarding software, the EFW2.2 has an ASCOM compliant driver, so that any compliant software can control it. Additionally, the EFW2.2 can be controlled using our Artemis Capture software, for easy, simple and efficient operation.

    The EFW2.2 is supplied with your choice of carousel and separate carousels are also available to allow users to change.

    $576.50 USD

  27. admin

    I try this once more

    Well, I don't think you need to do anything because I think you have another account with an email ending with "@online.no". If this account is yours you already have a purchase key for BackyardEOS Premium. Just log in with that account and go to "My Purchases -> Orders" and your key should be there. Regards.
  28. Atik Cameras: The Atik EFW2.2 electronic filter wheel is available in 4 formats supporting filter sizes of 1.25″, 2″, 36mm and 50mm. The carousels are interchangeable and are available separately as accessories. An electronic filter wheel allows you to automate your imaging.

    Electronic Filter Wheel to add colour to your images

    An upgrade on it's predecessor, The Atik EFW2.2 features a new mechanical location system for indexing the filter. This ensures that filters are always in precisely the same position which is of great benefit for flat field framing. Ensuring that flat field frames display exactly the same optical characteristics is essential to ensure that anomalies such as dust can be handled and removed accurately.

    The EFW2.2 also features a slick design, with a slim and lightweight profile. For example, the distance between any Atik camera and the wheel itself is 0mm, while still maintaining the possibility of rotating the camera to any desired position.

    Total extra backfocus to accommodate the EFW2.2 is only 22mm. Of special interest to Atik 383L+ users is the short distance from the filters to the CCD. This means that popular 1.25" filters can be used with this sensor down to f/5, without any relevant vignetting.

    Filter disk options include 5x50.8mm, 5x2” mounted, 7x36mm and 9x1.25” mounted. Regarding software, the EFW2.2 has an ASCOM compliant driver, so that any compliant software can control it. Additionally, the EFW2.2 can be controlled using our Artemis Capture software, for easy, simple and efficient operation.

    The EFW2.2 is supplied with your choice of carousel and separate carousels are also available to allow users to change.

    $576.50 USD

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