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Trial version not displaying <<< << < > >> >>> focusing controls



Just downloaded the Backyard Nikon trial version 2.1.1 this afternoon.  I have a Nikon D7100 and want to use BYN in conjunction with SGP to focus without having to go out and focus manually, I use Windows 10 Pro and connect remotely to my MacBook Pro inside.  

I was hoping to be able to disconnect the camera from SGP, connect up the camera in BYN, do a remote focus, and reconnect to SGP.   Everything connects up fine, live view works as does taking images. However in the Frame and Focus mode I am not seeing the focus control arrows that can be clicked on to increase or decrease focus (that are in the F&F module in your videos & manual).  Should they appear even if there is a daylight image on live view or only if used at night when there is a star singled out in the zoom box? Or am I missing something?

I was hoping to try this tonight but skies are not cooperating so all I have done so far is with a daylight image out my back door. 



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Do you have a lens on the camera, or is it connected to a telescope?

There chevron buttons are for moving an autofocus lens that is in AF mode, and different chevron buttons for driving an ASCOM focuser. The lens chevrons are hidden if no lens is attached to the camera.

When connected to a telescope, you can use BYN (Trial or Premium editions) to adjust an ASCOM-compatible focuser, via the ASCOM Focuser panel at the top center of the BYE Window. You must install the ASCOM Platform and your focuser's ASCOM driver for this to work.


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Thank you for the response.  Yes, I have a Tamron 150-600mm lens on the camera and the camera & lens are on manual focus.  I take it from what you said if I put the camera and lens on autofocus I will then see the chevrons and be able to adjust the focus?

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