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  1. Thanks, S3igell. Here is the direct link to the Github site: https://github.com/FearL0rd/ASCOM.DSLR. Looks like the new developer moved away from the BYE API but it is hard to tell. Definitely not full featured like BYE but interesting nonetheless. I can see using it for the PA routines in SharpCap (hint, hint, Guylain) but I still prefer BYE for imaging when using the DSLR.
  2. Guylain, I'm getting an error on the link. After 2 years, has it died?
  3. How many times to you get to use that word in a sentence? 🤔
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. You just guaranteed that it is not going to stop raining until Monday.☔🌧️ Great Job, Guylain!
  7. 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.
  8. I agree. Baby steps. This is a pre-release after all. 😎
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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.
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    ISS Transit

    Yep. Definitely Peter's fault. 🤣
  15. AaronSmall

    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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