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Usb3.0 and DSusb cable to BYN

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My old astrophotography laptop died and my new one only has USb 3.0 ports. While using BYN,  the program will not do Bulb exposures but does do lesser timed exposures. BYN reports that no configured cable is available. It worked perfectly on the dead laptop. Device manager shows the serial to usb cable dimmed out. Is there a workaround or alternative? The camera is an older Nikon D700.

 

Louis

Winston-Salem, NC

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Louis,

According to the Camera Support Grid, you do not need a DSUSB cable to do bulb exposures with a D700.

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Yes (usb) means that Bulb is supported via the regular USB cable. Just set the Cable Support dropdown to "Camera USB".

That said, you may prefer to use the DSUSB. I would contact Shoestring Astronomy about compatibility of their device with USB 3.0 ports. Before calling them you may want to use their test program to see if it has the same issue as BYN.

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Hello Astroman 133. Thanks for the answer. The problem was that I forgot to change the camera support to dsusb (which is required for my camera regardless of what the camera support grid reports. I tried it both ways and only the dsusb worked.) It had been a while since I had to configure BYN that I completely overlooked the camera support dropdown. Your answer to my query prodded my memory and now all is happy. Clear skies!

Louis

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