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  1. LiveView Planetary Imaging isn't even "Small", but rather a 1024x560 or 1024x680 (depending on DSLR Model) Image derived from the actual 5x-Zoom LiveView Feed to the back of the Camera. BYE uses this because it produces a 1:1 Pixel Ratio output from the Sensor, and supplies it multiple Frames/Sec without actuating the Shutter or Mirror Box. "Small JPG" images would be a heavily interpolated Image where each Image Pixel would be the blend of 20-30 Sensor Pixels - losing all the Fine Detail desired from Planetary Imaging.
  2. That would seem to be a question for your Filter Vendor, or for Optolong themselves, or ultimately for Canon. O'Telescope / BackyardEOS has had no part in any of that Engineering this Filter Design, nor any reason or opportunity to do Real World Tests. BYE is only Software that utilizes the Canon SDK to enable Camera Control during AP Imaging Sessions. It cannot do anything that Canon SDK doesn't Allow. Hence, BYE can't Break Your Camera. And in reality, BYE will have no way to know if the Mirror Box is Open or Closed - it only Assumes the Successful Operation of the triggered Exposur
  3. Look in the "My Purchases" above.
  4. Let us know of your Impressions as you use your new L-Pro Filter. As long as your Light Pollution doesn't have a large component of the new Full-spectrum LED Street Lights, you should see great results. You will likely need / can perform longer exposures, given that the Filter blocks a significant amount of light from certain portions of the visible spectrum. You will also likely have moderate White Balance issues - but these are readily addressed in Post Processing. Good Luck...
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    Exposure time

    In any case, the same use of the Shutter pulldown for Short Exposures works with both Canon and Nikon DSLRs.
  6. BYN and BYE are limited to the Feature Subset which Nikon and Canon choose to implement and support in their respective SDKs. Often this Feature Set is both rather minimal and lags several years behind the same Features being Introduced in new model DSLR / MILC. Examples are the lack (still) of direct support or acknowledgement of Long Exposure Noise Control (Camera takes and applies an Internal Dark Frame after performing a Bulb Exposure), lack of support for WiFi Connection Setup, lack of support or control of additional In-Camera Focus Modes (Face-modes trip up SDK as do other modes). So
  7. Unfortunately, we may be talking a bit past each other. Or not explaining the processes expected /employed to get the results described. Astronomy Tools FOV Calculator will output much as you describe - IF you select the Camera Parameters and click "Add to View". This is because the base purpose of this Calculator is to show comparative FOV (and not the resulting "Magnification" if the "Output FOV" is held constant). It would be better if you opened separate Browser Tabs to the FOV Calculator and input the Parameters for one Camera in each Tab. The result for the Canon 600D with Resol
  8. Size of an Image is not the same thing as Pixel Resolution. To calculate the latter, you need to know both the size of the Sensor's Pixel and the Focal Length of the Scope. Do some exploring with https://astronomy.tools/calculators/field_of_view/. The 5x Planetary Video Mode of BYE produces a near 1:1 Pixel Ratio of the resulting Image to the Sensor, which is most desirable for Planetary Imaging. If the Full Sensor were to be used as in the 600D's "normal" HD Video mode, it would interpolate the 5184 x 3456 Sensor Image into a 1920 x 1080 Video Image (interpolating 5184/1920=2.7 Horizo
  9. Please provide more details. Were these cameras connecting before upgrade to 3.2.1?? What happens when you try to connect?? Are you using just the Laptop and the Camera and the Original USB Cable that came with the Camera?? If not, what additional equipment is involved in this Connectivity Test??
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    This Forum IS the Support Forum for O'Telescope. Guylain is the Owner / Author / Support for BYE/BYN. Guylain will be along shortly... In the mean time, make sure that you have your Login Credentials correct - the Credentials that you used when you Purchased your BYE. Hint, look for your Order Confirmation Email. (Note: Heed the Big Red Banner above and DO NOT post your Key Info...) (Also - you might want to download and upgrade to the current version 3.2.2, as there have been over a year of Updates and Fixes since 3.1.18...)
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    1) Perform a Factory Reset on your Ra before reconnecting it after uninstalling MTP Device on the Dell. You don't want the Ra to be in a mode that "assumes" MTP Transfers. 2) You might try the same with the SD Card(s) removed from the Ra - don't give the Dell any hint that it should default to MTP Transfers.
  12. If you wish to save File Space, quit capturing JPG Files. All modern computers (even smartphones) can do On-the-Fly Display from just RAW Files. And there is no place for JPG Files in the AP Image Processing Stream until the Very End when preparing for Web Posting.
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    Updated version

    And, please be careful to NOT post your License Key if you have any questions or difficulties - that is a Serious No-No (posting Key). Answering Questions and solving Difficulties is why we're here...
  14. Don, Please realize that it isn't so "black&white" (pun?) that a Color Bayer Matrix Sensor produces a 1:4 pixel resolution of an equivalently sized mono pixel sensor. The Debayer software algorithms use the content of adjacent Bayer Cells to "reconstruct" a good bit of the resolution lost by grouping 2x2 pixels together. This results in a realistic Pixel Resolution that is about 1:1.4. (Source: long-ago discussions amongst AP Imaging Elite on Cloudy-Nights - google failed me finding the threads) Also, you are misusing the term Oversampling in "the unavoidable oversampling
  15. Unfortunately, this scenario plays itself out a large number of times every night with all sort of DSLR Astro Imagers. They use LiveView in combination with their Capture Software of choice (frequently BYE) in order to perform the Mount Alignment procedures, and the Polar / Drift Alignment, and then when Framing and Focusing on their Target. This often runs up against the LiveView Timeouts of their DSLR. We know - we've been active supporting users on this forum for better than 10 years (Guylain and Rick and I and a few others). Correct, the Sensor is always read in RAW format. But
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