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  2. Support for tethering of mirrorless cameras by both Nikon and Canon ranges from spotty to totally unsupported. On the product page for BYN in the store area of this web site is a list of supported cameras. the J3 is not listed and if Nikon has not provided an SDK for a camera that is now 6 years old, I would be very surprised if they ever did. You would have to ask Nikon why they made this decision. There is nothing that O'Telescope can do about it. BYN offers a 30-day free trial license to allow users to test the software's compatibility with their camera. You should have taken advantage of that. The author's policy is that they will not offer refunds for software products once a license key as been issued. This is clearly stated in their Return Policy. At this point, your only option is to purchase a supported camera.
  3. I thought I read BYN supports Nikon 1 J3 model; so, I purchased it and could not connect my camera to computer yesterday; so, now what can I do at this point?
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  6. admin

    bobbycux

    1) Correct, the D3300 (the entire D3### seires actualy) is not supported because Nikon does not allow remote control vie their software development kit. For this reason it is not supported. Sorry, absolutely no refund on software once a key has been issued. We have a fully functional 30-day trial for people to use and try before purchasing. Please read our refund policy here. 2) I'm not aware of any; maybe other members here chime in with possibilities. Regards,
  7. bobbycux

    bobbycux

    Two questions: 1) I have a Nikon D3300 and just found out that this software does not support it. Can I get a refund. 2) Do you have any product or does any product exist from anyone that will control my camera and have the live view?
  8. Thanks so very much Rick. The lens was attached and set to M/A and not to manual. I will try it again with the lens set to M and AF to M and give it another try. I have not ever tried astrophotography with just the kit lens in place and so never gave this any thought. Larry
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  10. astroman133

    Canon 5D Mark II

    Also, there are several released versions of BYE 3.1 all the way up through 3.1.17. Please provide the complete version number. Start BYE and go to Settings and Advanced Settings. Make sure that "Ask for camera drivers" is checked. Save the settings and restart BYE. Be sure to select Canon driver/SDK when prompted at connect time.
  11. admin

    Canon 5D Mark II

    EOS Utility might start automatically when you connect your camera. Look in task manager and make sure it is not running. Does Windows even the the camera in device manager?
  12. G400

    Canon 5D Mark II

    Hi astroman133, thanks for your reply. 1 - EOS Utility was not running and did not start to do so after powering on the camera after being connected via USB cable 2 - camera was running on battery 3 - camera was working properly stand alone 4- maybe - 5 - was plugged on both ends properly 6 - usb port is working on my laptop as I use this for mobile astrophotography 7 - I am running BYEOS v3.1 under Windows 7 Professional V 6.1, SP1 -> there was nothing to chose from -- it was simply not possilbe to connect to the camera 8 - ? Thanks & Regards, Andreas
  13. astroman133

    Brinks

    What changes did you make to get it working? Thanks!
  14. astroman133

    Canon 5D Mark II

    You do not provide much information to help narrow down the causes so here goes: 1- you were already running the Canon EOS Utility 2- the camera was powered off or the battery was dead 3- the camera is broken 4- the USB cable is faulty 5- the USB cable was not fully seated at both ends 6- the USB port on the PC is not working 7- you chose the wrong SDK when you tried to connect. Depending on which version of BYE you are using, there are either 2 or 3 SDK choices (Canon210, Canon215, Canon). You must choose Canon! 8- Windows does not have the correct low-level driver for your camera (not likely, but possible). If you provide more information, we can provide a more targeted reply. You should always provide the camera model (as you did), and also the BYE version number and your license as well as the steps to re-create your issue. Thanks!
  15. So since you said you were shooting at f/3.5 I am assuming that you had a lens on the camera. If the lens was set to Auto Focus, the camera may be frantically trying to focus before starting the exposure. For astrophotography, the lens should be set to manual focus. Or actually for bias and dark frames, just remove the lens and put the body cap on.
  16. G400

    Canon 5D Mark II

    Hi there, I was offered a modded 5D Mark II and today we tested to connect to BYEOS but it did fail. Any idea why we were unable to connect the camera to BYEOS? Thanks & Regards, Andreas
  17. I have a D7000 so I can test this first hand. I suspect this is either a camera dial setting is wrong -or- your have mirror lock enabled -or- you have long exposure noise reduction enabled. The reason I think it is one of those is because you said it worked in live view... where the mirror is already up. Send me the log file and I'll take a look.
  18. Hello and thanks for the reply. My version of BYN is 2.0.10. I tested it out again last night. I set the capture plan up to take just two Bias Frames at 1/6400 second with an aperture of 3.5 (the lens cap was covered and the camera was placed in a box to reduce ambient light}, the camera battery was fresh and at 100% and the laptop was plugged into a power source. I used my Nikon standard USB connection cord to my D7000 with no intervening wiring. The ISO was set at 1600. I pressed the capture button and the Progress Center said Busy with an estimated finish time of 00:13. and the right upper corner above the Abort button created the little rotating circle with the word Busy inside of it and the same time of 00:13 listed, but although the circle rotated, the timer did not count down. I tried it again with a different aperture setting, and a shutter speed of 1/4000 and an ISO of 800 with the same result. In neither case did the camera make any shutter sounds and I pressed the suspend button and it would not stop the capture attempt; this time the Estimated finish time was frozen at 00:43, because I had increased the exposure count to a higher number than 2. I was able to close the program using the "X" box, but it would not suspend or abort the effort. Then I tried Frame and Focus with the lens cap off the camera and everything worked fine. My camera connection is using Camera USB. My suspicion is that the program has trouble operating the shutter at very short time values, but works fine when I take light frames at a second or longer Time Value. I will experiment to see what is the shortest TV it can handle, but I thought I should write back now, in case this is enough information now. Larry
  19. Brinks

    Brinks

    Hi Astroman 133, Its working !! thanks for your support and advice with respect to topic names. Kind regards
  20. astroman133

    Brinks

    Your camera does not need a DSUSB cable to shoot BULB exposures with BYE. If you are trying to use Mirror Lock, according to the camera support grid, Mirror Lock is not supported for your camera. If you make sure that you choose Camera USB for your Cable Support option and 0 for Mirror lock, you should be fine. You can confirm this yourself by reviewing the camera support grid. What camera support grid you ask...Go into the Store area of this site and on to the BYE product page. Scroll down a bit to the tabs and select the Cameras tab. This page also has links to 2 external sites that sell DSUSB cables. To help other users, please choose a topic names for any future posts that describe your issue rather use than your name for the topic. Also, always qualify your issue with your camera model, the BYE version number and your license type. Thanks!
  21. Brinks

    Brinks

    Dear, I'm using BYEOS in combination with a CANON EOS 1100D with a standard USB cable. Connecting EOS1100D with BYEOS it does connect. However when starting imaging I receive the message DSUSB cable error Cable not fond. The strange thing is that in the beginning using BYEOS it did work? Meantime I understand that using a standard USB seems to be the problem. Please advice where to buy the correct cable? or a clear diagram how to make a DSUSB interface cable. One remark with respect to BYEOS manual and possible improvement please include a writing about the type of cable since DSUSB is not a general USB cable ast least as far I understand. Looking forward to hear from you, Kind regards, Brinks The Netherlands
  22. BYN will not operate modes outside M of B. This is by design.
  23. Eventually I’ll do a blog post & YouTube video once the release is final and I’m familiar with BYN. admin asked me to move my experiences and concerns to a separate thread so pardon the cross posting. (admin Reply) 1. BYN should not freeze...but saying this I also need to say the BYN/BYE are meant for long exposure photography so you need to set the camera to M or B.2. Don't confuse image resolution with zoom levels. The 5x zoom in BYE/BYN is design to set the camera zoom to a 1:1 pixel resolution, meaning 1 pixel on the senor = 1 pixel on the image. Any other zoom level and you are loosing resolution/quality. Image quality is not a factor of zoom level, it's a factor of 1:1 pixel resolution. Use what 5x zooms gives and never look back. 1:1 pixel resolution is the absolute best image quality your camera can provide.3. Same as #2. Video mode is not quality mode...it does not give a 1:1 pixel resolution.4. That's a good observation, I don't think I make any attempt to re-position the in-camera zoom location. I'll put that on the list to verify. You should start a separate thread for your reports; this will make searching a lot easier in the future for other people with the Z camera... as it stands this will get buried in this pre-release thread. Just an observation. Regards, 5x - understood 1:1 #3 revisited - the Nikon Z6 (not Z7) does provide a 1:1 readout in 4K DX mode using an external recorder it’s possible to get 10-bit 4:2:2 colour space although “RAW” update is theoretically coming in the next few months. I agree that not everyone has that kind of equipment to pull that kind of quality video, but I happen too so I’ll test at some point (RAW video is a bit overkill over PreRes anyways).
  24. 1. BYN should not freeze...but saying this I also need to say the BYN/BYE are meant for long exposure photography so you need to set the camera to M or B.2. Don't confuse image resolution with zoom levels. The 5x zoom in BYE/BYN is design to set the camera zoom to a 1:1 pixel resolution, meaning 1 pixel on the senor = 1 pixel on the image. Any other zoom level and you are loosing resolution/quality. Image quality is not a factor of zoom level, it's a factor of 1:1 pixel resolution. Use what 5x zooms gives and never look back. 1:1 pixel resolution is the absolute best image quality your camera can provide.3. Same as #2. Video mode is not quality mode...it does not give a 1:1 pixel resolution.4. That's a good observation, I don't think I make any attempt to re-position the in-camera zoom location. I'll put that on the list to verify. You should start a separate thread for your reports; this will make searching a lot easier in the future for other people with the Z camera... as it stands this will get buried in this pre-release thread. Just an observation. Regards,
  25. I'm hoping to use BYN for planetary the next time there is a clear night, was doing some daylight testing and noticed a few things: 1. If the Camera is not Set on "M" Manual and you attempt to preview/image etc... it gets stuck trying to take the image and I needed to restart BYN and reconnect (Abort/Suspend did not kick out) 2. In planetary there is a 5x setting, however on the back of the camera I can push it one more zoom level and BYN actually zooms in as well, that is to my understanding the 1:1 maximum zoom capable of the camera. 3. The Z6 (and Z7) have a video mode and photo mode, the camera must be in Photo Mode or BYN loses control over the camera. 4. The Zoom in on Planetary does not follow the preview box, it's always zooms in center (but again once zoomed in you can change on the back of the camera manually). I'll test BYN Planetary vs. In Camera method and see if they come out similar results, although using the Nikon for Planetary is not ideal, it is a neat option given I don't have a dedicated planetary camera.
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  27. Takahashi America: Like the FS series, the FC series are apochromatic refractors with two-element fluorite lenses.  The FC series have larger apertures and longer focal lengths than the FS series, and provide outstanding performance both for the visual observer and the digital imager.  The FC series has its own dedicated set of reducers and flatteners, and is also able to use some of these accessories from the TOA series.

    In this doublet design, Takahashi has paired the fluorite element with a low dispersion glass having a high refractive index.  This combination provides excellent optical performance across the entire visible spectrum with a Strehl ratio in excess of 97.6
    The FC-100DZ is a fluorite doublet with a 100 mm aperture and an 800 mm focal length.   In this doublet design, Takahashi has paired the fluorite element with a low dispersion glass having a high refractive index.  This combination provides excellent optical performance across the entire visible spectrum with a Strehl ratio in excess of 97.6% across this range.  In addition, to satisfy the increasing demands of today’s imaging system, this glass combination minimizes the blue halo sometimes present at shorter wavelengths.  This halo intensity is reduced by about 50% when compared to the existing FC-100D.
    The FC-100DZ is fully compatible with the accessories available used with the existing FC-100 telescopes, including the FC/FS Muli-flattener and the FC-35 0.66X Reducer.  With FC-35 reducer, this telescope becomes an excellent imaging system, illuminating a full frame chip at f/5.3.
    Mechanically, the FC-100DZ has a tube diameter of 95 mm and a retractable dew shield.  With the dew shield retracted and accessories removed, the total length is only 595 mm, easily carried on most commercial flights.  The FC-100DZ utilizes the same focuser used on the FC-100DF and DL and weighs approximately 3.8 kg.

     

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  28. William Optics: When you are looking at deep sky object in a starry night, have you ever dreamed about taking beautiful photos with clear details?
    By using the FLP-53 glass, our Zenithstar 103 APO provides apochromatic grade/ color correction, extreme sharpness clear details, and colorful images. With our 0.8 reducer flattener the image circle is up to full frame  and the focal length is about 560 mm, that's perfect for imaging deep sky objects. 

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  29. Please send me the logfile and I'll take a look.
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