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BYN and Voyager with a Nikon D810 - anyone done this?



I am sure I am not the first to go down this path, but searches and Google fail to answer my question.

I love BYN, I have been using it with an iOptron Skygiuder Pro with a QHY Mini Guide Scope and driving either a D600 and a D850 with an assortment of lenses for a while now. 

I have recently purchased an iOptron CEM26, and a Williams Optics GT71.  So my playground is stepping towards far more sophisticated. But I am not ready to spend the $'s for a CCD camera, filters etc just yet.  And I am trialling Voyager, it was suggested by several people as the software of choice.

I am still inside configuring and testing (it is winter here in Melbourne, Australia and it seems I got the free bonus 100% cloud feature with the new kit)

Following the Voyager setup and tutorials I know I have to use the ASCOM DSLR driver.  I can get the camera to be recognised by Voyager if I select "Nikon" in the drop down.  There is a Backyard EOS option and I have seen a couple of brief entries in forums suggesting that if you want to use BYN you just select BYE which kind of makes sense from a core communications point of view, but I have a strong suspicion that Nikon's commands/SDK is noting like what would be sent if I selected BYE.  

I envisage times where I will occasionally be using a traditional DSLR lens rather than the GT71.  And that is when the features of BYN become of more of interest.  And a tool like Voyager will remain in the centre of the software with tracking, and coordinating etc 😊

Do I just select Nikon in the ASCOM DSLR setup and I use Voyager to do all the sequencing?  

Is there a way of sending broader sets of Nikon specific commands from Voyager to the D600/850?

I am happy to just be pointed to web pages, I am pretty comfortable with complex geek 😊


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I am pretty sure that the advice to choose BYE in Voyager is correct, even though your camera is a Nikon model. This is because from Voyager's perspective both BYE and BYN have the same API. BYN does all the heavy lifting of controlling the Nikon camera.

Using the BYE/BYN external API to control the camera is simpler than going through the ASCOM DSLR and I would suggest that you try the BYE option first.

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