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I am a enthusiastic user of BYE. I am using it mainly for deep sky but and less frequently for planetary work.
I am also a enthusiastic user of an Canon EOS Firmware add-on called Magic Lantern (http://magiclantern.fm/). Before BYE, I was using ML to control intervalometer and data capture. Now, the only one feature that impose me to keep ML is something called FPS Override.
FPS Override is an enhancing tool to drastically increase the sensitivity of the live view. In addition of being vastly more sensitive than just cranking the ISO (you can even do Deep Sky Object image composition in live view) but it drastically decrease the sensor heating that plages the traditional live view sessions.
The principle is simple and elegant: it increase the exposure time of the live view that is typically max 1/30s and reduced the refresh rate. As long as 1 images per 5 seconds if you want. FPS stands for Frame Per Seconds. Live view typically does it at 30 FPS. Therefore, the max exposure of a live view is typically topped at 1/30s. In addition, since the heating of a sensor is typically related to the "read" cycle, to read 30 times per second drastically increase the sensor temperature, spoiling the first images of the astro sessions.
To modify the FPS means to get it all good. Less FPS means colder sensors, increased sensitivity, etc. It drastically help routine tasks like adjusting focus, even image composition of deep sky object becomes possible!
Magic Lantern firmware add-on (http://magiclantern.fm/) uses two internal clock to fool the DSLR into increasing the exposure time of a live view image and decreasing the FPS. The FPS is easily customizable down to FPS of 0.10 FPS (or 1 frames per 10 seconds). In astro, I typically FPS override it a 1 FPS, and not so frequently at 0.33 (or 3 FPS).
This FPS override would become a drastic upgrade compared to the live view that BYE currently carries.
I ask you: please, consider this feature.
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