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Backyard EOS and MGEN-3

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Hi guys, has any of you already got experience for dithering with the autoguider MGEN-3 and backyard EOS? I'm not so sure how to wire the Canon camera, MGEN-3 and backyard together.
Thanks a lot

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I could not find out much information, or a manual that I could download, about the MGEN autoguider. However, it seems logical that you would need to operate it in Remote mode with a connection to the PC and a control program running on the PC that BYE/BYN could communicate with to initiate dithering between exposures.

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I had some experience with the MGEN as a Standalone Guider.  It was setup to be the Controller (rather than the Controlled) Device - including a DSLR Shutter Control Port.  In this configuration, there was no place for MGEN and BYE integration.

Now, it appears that Lacerta is looking to meld the MGEN-3 into a Dual-Role AutoGuider - where it can be the Controller or the Controlled Device.

From Lacerta's Website:

 

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MGEN-3 can be controlled via every Software using ASCOM by using the new mgen.app (comes early 2020)

work on Indi driver in progress!

 

 
However, if there are any docs on these new developments, they are located behind the Login-required Support Site.
 

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as it looks, the MGEN-2 is now integrated in backyards EOS. Is there a timetable until when the MGEN-3 will be integrated into backyard EOS?
My question is more for the developers of Backyards EOS.

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MGEN-2 is not integrated yet.  I started working on it and it is not functional. I see not that it is available from the list in 3.2.0, this is a mistake, it should be removed.

 

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