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  1. With Canon cameras 5X zoom is a full resolution crop of the selected portion of the image. You cannot get a full image at full resolution with LiveView (Frame & Focus, Planetary, Drift Align) because of the design of the camera. Planetary mode uses LiveView and unzoomed LiveView images are downsampled to fit on the LCD display. These downsampled images are sent to BYE. 5X zoom is 20% of the width and 20% of the height of the full image, at full resolution, which by design fills the LCD display. This is the full resolution of the sensor where there is a 1:1 ratio between sensor pixels
    2 points
  2. figured it out. i had installed CPWI first before the ASCOM DRIVERS, apparently thats bad. i uninstalled CPWI and then reinstalled it. launched BYE and selected CPWI as the ASCOM telescope chooser window. success!
    1 point
  3. The above is a GUI issue, not one related to Successful Support for any one Model Camera. GUI Display Problems, such as the above "squishing" of elements is usually resolved by changing to a more standard Monitor Resolution - 1920x1080 or such - rather than HiDPI or 4K Resolutions.
    1 point
  4. Andrew, You are looking in the wrong place. Click on My Purchases in the big blue menu bar. at the top of this page.
    1 point
  5. If helpful to others I had a similar problem on a MS surface pro. Text was jamming together and overlapping in many areas of the app regardless of screen settings. The RC above fixed this issue. Thank you for the continued development.
    1 point
  6. When I first started using BYE, I used both the Bahtinov mask and the FWHM focus metric. They agreed so well that I stopped using the mask and only use the focus metric. This gives two advantages. First I don't have to touch the scope to add and remove the mask. Second, I don't even need to be near the scope to focus.
    1 point
  7. admin

    BYE - download

    You buy it you own it. It's not tied to a computer. You can download and install on more than one computer and use the same key. Regards,
    1 point
  8. admin

    Unable to download image

    Have you been able to solve your issue?
    1 point
  9. badube

    Backyard EOS not working.

    Thanks, I realised my mistake: I enterer the trial key. With the right key it works just fine
    1 point
  10. The authors ensure that O'Telescope downloads are virus and malware-free. AND nobody has reported an actual issue with the downloads. Some security software flags software that it does not know. There should be a way to override by saying that "I trust this software"; either for just this download, of for the future as well. BTW, there is strictly no such thing as "BackyardEOS Trial software" as the subject of your post states. There is only BYE software. After downloading and installing BYE, you apply your Trial license to the software when you start it to activate all the features
    1 point
  11. astroman133

    Unable to download image

    The typical causes for images not downloading to the PC after capture are: 1) The Save To location is the camera's memory card. To download, display, and save the image on the PC you would need to change Save To to a more appropriate value. 2) The Anti-virus program on the PC is blocking the image download. This seems especially true for the Avast Anti-virus program.
    1 point
  12. After entering the license key and identifier, click the Validate button, not just simply hitting return.
    1 point
  13. You need to use both cables at the same time. The DSUSB cable from Shoestring Astronomy only controls the shutter for BULB exposures. You also need the regular USB cable for all other control functions.
    1 point
  14. s3igell

    Nikon D5100 Settings for AP

    What do you have setup for Dithering?? If it is setup to occur after each Image, this could well be your "4 minutes of grinding" as it performs the Dither and then waits for the Guiding Track to Settle to your configured Settings.
    1 point
  15. If I were you, I would not wait until the next clear night. You can attempt to re-create the error with a body cap on the camera, right at the kitchen table. That way you can have confidence that you are not wasting a clear dark sky trying to troubleshoot the annoying problem.
    1 point
  16. When you say "it hung at the end of the capture of the dark flats" do you mean that BYE never completed the dark flat capture sequence? If you took 10 dark flats, you got 9 dark flat images successfully, but never got the 10th image and had to kill BYE to recover? If so, intermittent hangs like that can be due to a flaky cable or hub. The hub can be an external hub or a hub that is internal to the PC. Try using shorter cables, different cables, different hubs. Try moving the camera USB to a USB jack on the opposite side of the PC. I would also suggest that if you are using a USB hub that
    1 point
  17. admin

    BackyardEOS 3.2.1

    Version 2020-12-03

    1,883 downloads

    BackyardEOS is Windows only software! Take control over your Canon DSLR. Purpose built for astrophotography. There is no separate download for the Trial, Classic, or Premium Edition. Your software activation key will automatically enable the functions you are entitled to. This is commercial software. This download requires a software activation key upon installation. You can find your activation keys in your client area under "My Purchases -> Orders" from the top menu bar. To get your free 30-day trial key you need to add BackyardEOS Trial Edition in your cart a
    Free
    1 point
  18. astroman133

    Autofocus

    Please post your request in the Feature Suggestion Box forum. That said, Guylain has said that implementing autofocus functionality is not a high priority (I am paraphrasing him). Some time ago I had asked for the capability to pause an imaging plan to allow switching to Frame and Focus for manual focus adjustment and then returning to Imaging and resuming the imaging plan. To me this is a significant improvement that still supports frequent manual re-focusing. It s valuable for me because where I live we experience 40-50 degree temperature drops during the course of a night.
    1 point
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