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  1. On the ZWO web site, the USBST4 adapter is a discontinued device. Also, it does not provide complete control of a telescope. It can only do short guiding movements and does not support slewing to targets. As such, it would only be useful for PHD2 and not BYE. Contact ZWO for more information about how to use this product. You did not say what telescope you have, but there are two hardware configurations that can work with many mounts. Both require that the telescope and the camera be connected to the PC, that the ASCOM Platform be installed, and that the ASCOM driver for the telescope and
    2 points
  2. John, Microsoft enforces so many restrictions in Windows that have nothing to do with BYN or ASCOM that the idea of matching ASCOM drivers and applications is made pretty complicated. I will try to explain. Windows comes in two flavors...32-bit and 64-bit. Most newer PCs are 64-bit and would typically run the 64-bit version of Windows. The 64-bit version of Windows can run both 32-bit and 64-bit applications, but a 64-bit version of Windows would typically require low-level drivers that are 64-bit compatible. These low-level drivers are typically for hardware control, as opposed to A
    2 points
  3. That question has been asked before --> https://www.otelescope.com/forums/topic/2686-all-sky-plate-solver/ AFAIK, All Sky Plate Solver (ASPS) requires a FITS file and BYE and BYN do not currently support FITS files. However, ASPS uses astrometry.net which also supports solving of JPG images, so it may be possible to manually create a small JPG "Snap" image from the Frame & Focus screen and manually ask ASPS to solve it. Also, O'Telescope provides an API that allows 3rd party apps, like ASPS, to directly request an image for solving. This is how it is integrated with Astro
    2 points
  4. OK, the "drivers" in question are really versions of the Canon Software Development Kit (SDK). The SDK is a software library from Canon that allows 3rd party apps like BYE to control their cameras. From time to time Canon releases updates to the SDK where they add support for new models and drop support for old models. BYE provides 2 versions of the SDK. One is the most recent version at the time of a BYE release and the other a very old version (2.10) that allows BYE to try to support very old camera models that Canon no longer supports. I have BYE installed in this folder -> C:\Progr
    1 point
  5. astroman133

    Identifier

    The Identifier that is used to validate your license is the logiin name that you were using when you purchased your license. You are currently logged in as astroCPA. That would be your Identifier.
    1 point
  6. If there were a problem between BYE and the ZWO Telescope there would also be problems with other telescopes and all other users would be complaining here. I would suggest removing the ZWO ASCOM software and re-installing it, but only install the camera driver, not the ST4 telescope drivers. This is really a PHD2 question, but I will answer it here. When you select the "on-camera" telescope in PHD2 (as per Configuration 2 in my previous post) autoguide commands are sent to the mount through the camera. In order to do additional telescope control from PHD2 you must define your mount's
    1 point
  7. p_rod

    My install of NB was stopped!

    @admin: Neither of my cameras (NIB-new in box) came with ANY cables. The A/V port on my D5500 is for an audio/visual connection but of all those types cables I've gathered over the years lying around here, there is not one that will fit that particular connection port on the 5500. Thankfully, I have a great used camera dealer about 20 minutes away and I was able to get a cable that now fits. As for the D500, it has a different style of port than the 5500 does, but he showed me where to get one online. But I doubt I'll ever use the 500 on my tripod, outside, at night, where it could sustai
    1 point
  8. p_rod, I know that you are no here, but I have been here for 10 years and have seen dozens and dozens of people in your same situation make similar errors. The part number for the standard cable is UC-E23 (as listed in the D5500 manual). It is a standard cable and is widely available, as an internet search will show. Guylain, Nikon labels the camera connection point as "A/V OUT", but it is really a USB cable connection point.
    1 point
  9. Camera type is not something that you need to enter into BYE. What you may need to select is which version of the SDK (Canon or Canon210) you want to use. The Canon210 entry is to support very old models (DIGIC II and older) and most users would select Canon and then say never ask me again. Since the T3i was not even released when the Canon210 SDK was released it will not support the T3i and the later Canon SDK is your only valid choice. If the only mods to the camera were to replace the UV-IR cutoff filter then BYE, with the Canon SDK, should still recognize it as a T3i. If the firm
    1 point
  10. jpkozic

    BYE on new computer

    Thanks Rick. When I originally wrote my license key # I wrote a "c" that should have been an "e". Works now. Appreciate the info. Joe
    1 point
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