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  1. Francesco, I hope that the log file reveals clues to your issue. Please understand that there are other users of BYN, even some with the D810 who do not experience the same issue as you are seeing. This leaves the admins and people like myself who try to help people a bit in the dark as to the cause of the issue. Please make sure that the Download and BackyardTEMP folders exist and are writeable by BYN. The BackyardTEMP folder must be on a local, always available, drive. It will not work to put BackyardTEMP on a thumb drive. Do you see any image files in the BackyardTEMP folder? Thanks for your patience.
  2. I am trying to help an online friend to decide whether a T6 and a T7i are compatible with a particular image processing program. Can someone provide me a RAW file from either of those cameras? Send me a Private message and I will provide my email address. Thanks!
  3. Please note that I am a long time user and not an admin, so my answer is not final, but it is in agreement with the License Agreement and what advice has been given in the past. It is possible to control to cameras from the same PC with 2 instances of BYE with only a single license, but if you are going to use BYE on 2 PC's at the same time then you need 2 licenses.
  4. Your anti-virus software may be preventing the image download process from completing. Try operating the camera with the A/V software temporarily disabled. If this fixes your issue, you should whitelist BYN (tell the A/V software that BYN is OK). You should also confirm that you have write access to your Download and BackyardTEMP folders and that they are on a local hard drive that is always available.
  5. Could you implement a built-in Save To Camera delay time and expose it as a Setting? Then allow the user to set a value that they have determined works for their camera(s). A dropdown list, slider, or up/down control with a range of numbers from 1 to 20 seconds with an increment of 1/4 second should work.
  6. Just tell us what version you are using. Or go to the Downloads page via the tab at the tope of this screen to see the latest. The problem with giving you a link to the "latest" is that after the next release, the link will be the same but the "latest" release will have changed. This is misleading to someone reading this thread two years from now.
  7. Your issue has nothing to do with downloading, installing, removing, or reinstalling BYE. You did not need to any of that. The software is the same for all licenses. It is the key itself that enables or disables features in the software. What you do need to do is to enter your purchased license key in place of the Trial license key in BYE's License Validation dialog..
  8. Dark frames are NOT "of the same scene" as light frames.. Dark frames are ideally taken with no ambient light reaching the sensor so where the camera is aimed is of no consequence. Only the sensor temperature, exposure, ISO, and that no ambient light reaches the sensor are of any importance. Based on my testing, BYE's behavior is NOT as you state when you say that "Backyard EOS only allow an image of a specified length and then immediately downloads". BYE only downloads an image when the camera says that the image is ready to be downloaded. I turned on LENR on my T5i from the in-camera menus and used BYE 3.2.0 - RC4 to shoot images of different lengths (10 seconds, 1 minute, and 5 minute). In each case BYE patiently waited while he T5i shot and applied the in-camera dark frame, and only then downloaded the resulting image. It may be that at some point BYE times out and says that no image was available, but it did not occur with a 5 minute exposure. I don't know what would happen if you tried to take a 20 minute Ha image with LENR turned on. You should download the free 30-day trial of BYE and try it yourself, at the kitchen table, during the day, with the lens cap on the camera. Personally, I would prefer to capture twice as many light frames rather than use LENR, but I have no data to support my conclusion. However, my testing shows that BYE is programmed that LENR may be used and is tolerant of that.
  9. Also, please tell us which version (like 2.1.10) of BYN you are using. It is also useful to know if you have a lens on the camera or not. When you are imaging with a lens, you should put the lens in Manual Focus mode since it will not be able to focus on a dark sky and will not be able to take picture.
  10. If the lens is an autofocus lens, make sure it is set to manual focus before trying to shoot images. You may be able to use it in AF mode with LiveView to focus on a bright star or the moon, but tape it down and switch to MF to image.
  11. Isn't this something that BYE could react to? If BYE attempts to start a new exposure and the camera is busy, pause and retry a certain number of times before giving up. It could expect this if the SaveTo destination is the camera only.
  12. If you can drive your lens when the switch is in the manual focus position, then the lens is not typical. Usually the MF position disengages the motors so you can easily move the focus ring manually and so the camera will not be able to adjust the focus when you take a picture.
  13. Another issue is that with the short focal length, the stars will be so small that the focus metrics will likely not work. I have a manual focus 16 mm Rokinon lens that I have used to shoot widefield nighttime images. One of the reasons that I bought it was because it has an accurate infinity mark on the focus ring. I adjusted the focus on the infinity mark and taped the focus ring in place so that it could not accidentally shift. I was able to shoot 1300 20 second images of the Milky Way rising and setting over nearly an entire night. The camera was mounted on a vixen Polarie camera mount. The Polarie is usually polar-aligned, but I oriented it horizontally and let it pan across the southern horizon.
  14. James, Please post issues and questions about BYE in the BYE Forum. This makes it easier for someone who is experiencing a similar issue to see how others have solved it. BYE uses the Canon EOS SDK software library to control the camera. The SDK does not have access to all the camera's settings, so BYE cannot warn you that they may be set inappropriately. If it worked a few days ago, but not during your most recent session, it seems that it is likely due to one of those settings being set inappropriately for BYE's use. Some cameras have a setting that prevents the camera from taking an exposure without a lens attached. Is it possible that your camera has this setting and that you changed it after your last imaging session? The symptoms are the same as yours. Look at this post from last week in the BYE Forum: Thanks!
  15. No, currently you can only obtain focus metrics on the Frame & Focus page. This means that you need to abort the capture plan, switch to F&F to refocus, then back to Imaging to edit the capture plan and restart it.
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