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Pegasus Pocket Powerbox

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I read where BackyardEOS works with the Pegasus Powerbox and I recently purchased the Pegasus Pocket Powerbox (PPB) and trying to get it to work with BYEOS. I download the ASCOM driver and the control panel for the PPB, which all works well including on SGP, but I'm unable to see it work with BYEOS. What do I need to get it to work with BYEOS and is the PPB version work with BYEOS? 

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I am not sure where you read that Backyard EOS can control a PegasusAstro Powerbox. BYE can control Canon cameras via the Canon SDK and with a Premium license it can control a telescope, a focuser, and/or a filter wheel via ASCOM. BYE is primarily a camera control program, not an observatory automation program like SGP. BYE does not currently support control of switch devices like the Powerbox.

The Pegasus Powerbox is on the list of supported weather providers. If there are multiple versions of the Powerbox they should be supported as long as they all use the same API. I do not know how BYE communicates with the PPB.

Sorry.

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You're going to have to give us more info.

What version of BYE are you using?

Did you configure your weather provider in BYE's setting dialog?

BYE does NOT use the ASCOM driver for the powerbox, it communicated directly with the power box software in-memory.  Make sure you have your powerbox app running and connected to your Powerbox, BYE should be able to read it.

Regards,

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On 1/10/2020 at 6:25 PM, astroman133 said:

I am not sure where you read that Backyard EOS can control a PegasusAstro Powerbox. BYE can control Canon cameras via the Canon SDK and with a Premium license it can control a telescope, a focuser, and/or a filter wheel via ASCOM. BYE is primarily a camera control program, not an observatory automation program like SGP. BYE does not currently support control of switch devices like the Powerbox.

The Pegasus Powerbox is on the list of supported weather providers. If there are multiple versions of the Powerbox they should be supported as long as they all use the same API. I do not know how BYE communicates with the PPB.

Sorry.

I'm sorry I didn't mean control the PPB, I was referring to the recent update advising the support with providing the weather info. 

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4 hours ago, admin said:

Okay, I can confirm that this is a bug in the current release.

I have just fixed the issue.  It should be working in the next release.

Regards.

Okay, thanks for the update and appreciate the fast response.  

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On 1/10/2020 at 8:42 PM, admin said:

You're going to have to give us more info.

What version of BYE are you using?

Did you configure your weather provider in BYE's setting dialog?

BYE does NOT use the ASCOM driver for the powerbox, it communicated directly with the power box software in-memory.  Make sure you have your powerbox app running and connected to your Powerbox, BYE should be able to read it.

Regards,

Sorry, I should have included this info. I'm currently using 3.1.18 version of BYE and yes to everything else

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