Jump to content

Canada's top-tier Telescopes & Accessories

Leaderboard

Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 07/05/2021 in all areas

  1. astroman133

    Can't find BYE

    The installer executable will be in your browser's download folder. The file name will be something like this--> setup-BackyardEOS-v3.2.2.exe
    1 point
  2. lhammargren

    Slow load of BYEOS

    Put in 3.2. Wow! What a difference! Loads in 5-6 sec. Thanks again.
    1 point
  3. astroman133

    Slow load of BYEOS

    There have been changes made since 3.1.18 was released to speed up loading. You should upgrade to 3.2.2.
    1 point
  4. Inconsistent symptoms does not seem to be a software issue. I would look at cabling and connections. Let us know how it goes.
    1 point
  5. s3igell

    Canon eos r5 / telescope

    From another recent Canon MILC Model: Custom Functions Menu; Tab 4; Release shutter w/o lens.
    1 point
  6. You need to go into the Settings on your R6, and enable it to take pictures when there is No Lens Present. (I don't recall the exact name of that setting.)
    1 point
  7. Again, the values that are displayed in the Camera Information Center are the values that are currently set in the camera. They are not changeable there. However if the camera is not imaging, they are simply the last values used and are mostly unimportant. You can change the ISO by setting a different ISO into the first row in the Capture Plan Center and take a picture. The new ISO is set into the camera before the image capture(s) for that row are begun. Yes, you need a second cable to take BULB exposures with the D5100. Older Nikon models like the D5100 did not support BULB exposur
    1 point
  8. Comments on your previous test with In-Camera Quality and Save To Camera. 1- You said that the capture executes and but that no image is saved to the camera's memory card. How did you verify that? 2- I don't get your point about the estimated finish time. Here is what I see: you are 8 seconds into a 60 second exposure, not a 1 second exposure. The Duration in the Capture Plan Center is 60! The current time is 22:56:23 as displayed on the title bar next to the padlock icon at the top right. The estimated finish time is 23:57 displayed in 2 places and is sometime in the next minute.
    1 point
  9. 19:14:35 D5100 CONNECTED! 19:14:39 Imaging session started. 19:14:39 Imaging session cancelled 19:14:39 Your camera requires a configured serial cable for BULB or Mirror Lock. The above message for the D5100 is correct. You can confirm by looking at the entry for that model in the Supported Cameras page. The D5100 does not support BULB exposures over USB so BYN requires a second cable, in parallel with the regular USB cable, to control the shutter during BULB exposures. This limitation is not necessary with the 1V3. When you say Frame & Focus works that description
    1 point
  10. So you said Frame & Focus works. Can you see the LiveView frames in the main part of the BYN window? Have you tried temporarily disabling your anti-virus software? It could be preventing BYN from working. Is the memory card in the camera empty, or nearly empty? Have you tried non-bulb exposures? Also try shooting RAW only, not RAW and JPG. The BYN log file can be revealing. There is a post that describes How To send log files to Support for analysis. Don't send all of them, just the latest when it crashed is fine.
    1 point
  11. Make sure that no other apps are already connected to the camera (like the Canon EOS Utility). Disable WiFi in the camera and connect the camera to the PC with a known good USB cable.
    1 point
  12. Lunar Imaging is an "Easy but Challenging" task. The Moon itself is a Dark-colored Rock sitting in Full Sunlight - Exposure Times will need to be 1/1200-1/200 depending on the Lens. The Moon offers an AMAZING amount of Detail - enough to readily show the effects of Atmospheric Distortion. This recommends Video / Lucky Imaging. The Moon is a Large Object in terms of Apparent Angle - meaning you either need a wider Telephoto or a Normal Lens or else you need to address the Moon as a Mosaic project.
    1 point
  13. In 2012 I used a Canon XSi and an early version of BYE to image the moon. I used 5X zoom in Planetary mode to do a lunar capture of a portion of the disk at full resolution. I understand that 5X zoom does not work the same way with Nikons, so this technique will not work for you. In my case I used BYE to capture an 800 frame video of part of the lunar disk. Then moved the zoom box to a different portion of the disk and repeated. It took 6 captures to get the entire visible disk. Then I used Registax to stack each of the 6 videos and RegiStar to assemble the 6 images into a single image.
    1 point
  14. First, thanks for telling us which version of BYE you are using and which model of camera you are shooting with. These are important pieces of information that most first-time posters neglect to include. In Planetary and Frame & Focus modes, you can control the brightness of the image by turning off BYE's Maximum Sensitivity setting and adjusting the ISO and Shutter values in the Capture Plan Center. When using a lens you can also darken the image by raising the f/stop to reduce the amount of light that is being let in to the sensor. Set the lens to f/12, the ISO to 400, and the Shut
    1 point
  15. Enabling Maximum Sensitivity causes BYE to adjust the ISO and f-stop when you change from imaging to Frame & Focus or Planetary mode. I had thought that it also changed the exposure, but that does not appear to be the case. Maximum Sensitivity is useful when trying to focus on a bright star. You should uncheck it for planetary imaging.
    1 point
  16. admin

    Lunar imaging with Nikon D7000

    Exposure Simulation is a Canon feature... sorry. Some newer Nikon models have a similar feature, but your D7000 is not one of them I believe.
    0 points
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

This site uses cookies to offer your a better browsing experience. You can adjust your cookie settings. By closing this banner, scrolling this page, clicking a link or continuing to browse otherwise, you agree to the use of cookies, our Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use