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  1. How many times to you get to use that word in a sentence? 🤔
  2. I'm using simulator so it is jnow. Check out this one. I typed in the RA (as 80") and then hit slew. Look at the ASCOM location. Worked even though the 60" is still there on the DEC.
  3. Guylain, Was playing around with RC2 and the ASCOM Simulator. Acquired the following Dec: 03° 59' 60" Couldn't get RA to hit right on the hour or minute to test it. Made me chuckle as this reminded me of when I was reviewing a young engineer who had calculated a bearing of 176° 80' 30" for a proposed pipeline and when I told him it was wrong, he couldn't figure it out what was wrong about it. Nonetheless we always triple checked his work afterwards.
  4. You just guaranteed that it is not going to stop raining until Monday.☔🌧️ Great Job, Guylain!
  5. Guylain, I need to make sure you give credit where credit is due. Rick was the first to ask for centering based on an image. It was way back in another discussion (I think on the suggestions forum). I just agree that it would be very helpful for returning to a prior nights image. I also want to jump on Rick's bandwagon about using the ASCOM driver to give the position. Telescopius is neat and can be useful but, being internet based, doesn't work when you're out in a field next to a swamp (s3igell). That also allows you to use other programs (I don't use CdC) for ASCOM control and still help out the PS.
  6. I agree. Baby steps. This is a pre-release after all. 😎
  7. I assume the plate solving doesn't work (currently) without a telescope connected. I was hoping for a test with some old images. Be nice to have a way to simply plate solve the current image in the preview pane and extract the RA-Dec from the image. Would make centering to an prior location (multiple night imaging) easy and convenient.
  8. Got it figured out, Guylain. I have to wait for Telescopius to plate solve any uploaded images. It then saves the RA-Dec for the picture geometry. My M45 still hasn't solved. Guess that doesn't say a lot about my AP quality. Oh well, I'll keep at it.
  9. Tried this photo that I had uploaded: https://telescopius.com/pictures/view/50653/deep_sky/pleiades/by-asmallhokies. No luck. The link you included worked. Is this a Telescopius thing or what am I missing? BTW, Weather here is awful. Cold and raining. Probably warmer than up in Canada, but still.
  10. Guylain, Playing around with the pre-release with plate solving and RA-DEC. Can't figure out telescopius interface. Granted I am not connected to the rig and was just trying it out to see if it would work in preview mode. Amazed you got this working so fast. Great work. Hadn't realized DSO planner changed names either. Aaron
  11. I had something similar happen with my T5i but I was using the SAM Mini from Skywatcher which has a bulb release cable. I had it set to M but it was only giving me 2 second exposures even though the software was supposed to be 30 seconds. I finally figured out that the jog dial for shutter speed was overriding the cable. It was set at 2 seconds (must have hit it while setting up) but would only click every 30s or so when the software started the sequence. I now have to make sure that the jog dial is set to bulb to run it by the Cable. Didn't have this feature on my old T3 so makes me wonder if it is similar to the T3i.
  12. AaronSmall

    ISS Transit

    Yep. Definitely Peter's fault. 🤣
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    ISS Transit

    Thanks, guys. The re-entering of the username is what threw me. I thought it was asking for password, not Username. Now I know. Glad to hear it is a typical Windows update issue. My former college roommate works for MS. Gives me a reason to blame him. With all of the comments about camera not connecting, trial reissuance, etc., I thought I would post something on what BYE can do, rather than can't. I didn't even consider my other cameras even though they have a faster frame rate. BYE was just so much easier from connection, focus, then imaging. Processing was simple: convert to mono, stretch, and then assemble to the GIF. All in PIPP. I'll see if it works as well for my Mercury Transit shots (didn't use BYE because of using my cmos cameras, Guylain - hint hint 😉).
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    ISS Transit

    Guylain, Wanted to say thanks again. I was able to capture a ISS Lunar Transit using Planetary in BYE. Zoomed in nicely and had it running at ~15 fps a few minutes beforehand. My daughter actually saw it on the screen and then I was able to look in the capture folder (I was saving JPGs instead of AVI) where I ended up being a little disappointed when I saw a small black dot cross. Turns out it was only a bird (my daughter told me it was not where she saw it). Only wish we could get RAW but I understand the limitations of the liveview method. Had only one glitch. When first booting up the laptop after set up, BYE asked me to validate my license. Never had done this since many moons ago I was stumped. I panicked after it didn't take my password(s). My daughter even set up a wifi hotspot and I tried to find the password on the website. I finally READ THE DIRECTIONS and typed in my username (DUH) where it let me in. Then it wouldn't connect to the 700D. I shut down. Waited 10s. Restarted BYE and then it connected and we were in business. Didn't keep the logs (I think). Weird behavior but I luckily had 15 minutes to spare. See attached animation.
  15. Guylain, Wouldn't what Mark suggests not really need coordinates? I simply want to click on the target in an image frame that is then plate solved (either right away like Mark or from previous imagery like Rick). You can then get the clicked coordinate based on the plate solve and the relative location of the click on the image. This gives a coordinate to send to the scope to slew and place that clicked location in the center of the field of view. It could be in a simple right click from the image viewer to 'Plate solve and slew' on any given frame. A confirm before slewing would probably be prudent in case it gives something wacky. You could also have a simple (and small) plate solve button that allows for entry of the coordinate on a pop-up (hate those but no other choice that I can think of). Aaron
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