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BYN and Nikon D850 not connecting to SKy X Pro


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Hi Astroman,

Thanks for the advice. Tried it and nothing worked. Still a '215' error and 'camera not connected'. I noticed that the port designation in Sky X Pro (1502) for my laptop differed from the port connection stipulated by BYN (1499) which I had up and running (though even it did weird things taking its time and saying it was imaging when I had the camera set on Aperture priority and a shutter speed of 1/10 sec). What was it doing? No image appeared, except a Live view preview. Pressed 'capture' and nothing showed except that spinning circle at the top right saying the camera was busy (when it wasn't because no image was being taken and the camera just sat there). I just don't get this. Might have to go back to CdC and APT (which worked together beautifully, first time) and abandon the ultra-expensive Sky X until somebody can work out a way for it to communicate with my D850....Very frustrating, but then I'm a newbie.....

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If the port number in TSX does not agree with the port number that BYN is listening on, then there will be no connection between the two applications.

Why are you using Aperture priority? You might do better by putting the camera in Manual. It could be that TSX is expecting to be able to override the exposure but can't because the camera is in Av mode.

If BYN works by itself (without TSX). Then it is not likely a problem with BYN. Change TSX to use port 1499 and double-check the rest of the camera configuration in TSX. Ask Software Bisque support for help.

 

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Thanks again, Astroman. I did put the camera in Manual mode and I managed to get TSX and BYN communicating. Initially, the ports were conflicting. Anyway, TSX 'took over" and I could image the living room (!) via TSX. However, I do have two questions: If BYN is on, do you need to 'connect' the camera before pressing 'connect' in TSX? Or will TSX alone operate the camera once you press its 'connect' tab (without having to use the 'connect' tab in BYN)? Secondly, I have noticed that BYN defaults on the RHS of the screen to a BULB setting which does not match the actual camera settings I have made (top centre of screen). Is this normal? Which settings is BYN actually using?

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2 minutes ago, admin said:

Both must use the same port # as astroman133 said.  That is most-likely the cause.

Many thanks. I'm a newbie, but even some experienced astrophotographers at our meeting tonight could not figure out why BYN and TSX were incommunicado....Mind you, they use CCD cameras which are all listed in TSX camera list and seem to cause few problems.

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Yes, Before asking TSX to take a picture with BYN, BYN must be started up and connected with the camera.

The exposure and ISO are set just as the picture is being taken so it is normal for the setting in BYN to be different until you have taken the first picture. After that point, the values will reflect the settings of the last picture taken.

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