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Fuji support please!

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I just downloaded the  Nikon version and have to get a  Nikon body to use the program.  I have been using Fujifilm and currently XT3 and wondering any chance of a Fuji version in the near future ? Thanks

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BackyardEOS and BackyardNIKON are based in part on the fact that both Canon and Nikon provide SDK Software for 3rd-Party Developers to use to Access and Control those DSLRs (and neither Company supports even all of their DSLR and MILC Cameras).

Fuji would need to provide an equivalent SDK that covers almost all of the same Common Feature Set as do Canon and Nikon, as the BYE and BYN Programs are based on Shared Code.

And, the BYE / BYN Developer would need to feel that there are enough SDK-supported Fuji Cameras being used for AP Imaging that it would be worth his effort to undertake a 3rd Line.

You never know, but...

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Not likely in the near future, but down the road may be a different story.

If you need to purchase a camera body then you should look at Canon instead of Nikon as the Canon SDK supports more features across more camera models than the Nikon SDK.

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13 hours ago, astroman133 said:

If you need to purchase a camera body then you should look at Canon instead of Nikon as the Canon SDK supports more features across more camera models than the Nikon SDK.

I'm fully in the Canon Camp - Modded T2i, 60D, 7DmkII and numerous Lenses.  And BYE came first.

However, many of the mid-level Nikon DSLRs have Sony Sensors which lead the field over Canon for several years.  Neither is a Bad Buy (excepting certain individual Models with known Issues).

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Thanks - I got a used  D5600 after reading a lot. It has A Sony sensor, supposed to be good. I had Nikon’s for 30+ years and a bunch of old lenses and also a D200 with APC Nikon’s and so decided to go with the used Nikon body.  I am waiting on my scope FC 60cb to come, just mailed from Japan delayed with the covid deal . 

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If you are using a Photographer's Tripod, set it up as Low as you can comfortably manage the Aiming and Operation - as the Leg Extension causes most of the Instability/Vibration.  Hang your Gear Bag (or other significant weight) from the Hook at the base of the Head (strapped to a Leg to keep bag from swaying) for extra Stabilizing Mass.

Remember the Rule of 500:  Keep Astro Exposures under 500 divided by Lens Focal Length (in mm) seconds to avoid most obvious Star Trailing.

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If you have a Tracking or Goto Mount, you're Golden.  Just mount the Camera securely to a spare Dovetail Bar (check out ADM Accessories - which Guylain sells in the Store on this Website).

You will want to Polar Align the Mount, and do (at least) a 1-star Alignment (if a Goto Mount).

Then:  The Sky is the Limit!!  (literally)

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If the Skies are Cloudy, you can always run your Nikon DSLR+Lens from your Desk or Kitchen Table in order to confirm you have all your Cables and Batteries and Software sorted.

This way, when a Clear Night does present itself, you are Ready to Go.

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