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  1. astroman133


    Scroll to the bottom of this page and click on "Upgrade instructions" under the BackyardEOS column. These instructions will tell you how to use your old multi-line license key to get a new key. The new key will then be available under your My Purchases area of the profile for the user that you were logged in as when you upgraded. For the Classic to Classic upgrade there is no cost.
  2. Bruno, You familiarize yourself with most of the features and try out BYE at the kitchen table, so no need to wait for a clear night for much of what you want to do.
  3. If you chose to save the images to the camera's memory card then you could remove the memory card and plug the card either into a USB card reader, or directly into the PC (if the PC has an SD card slot).
  4. Can you please provide more details? Which version did you upgrade to? If you upgraded to 3.1.18 perhaps you could upgrade to the 3.2.0 pre-release (go to the Downloads page and select Pre-Releases on the right hand menu. You see the driver selection dialog, but there are no listed drivers? Did you try re-installing BYE? Why can't you toggle to the Daylight view? It is just a button press (the Night Vision button in the upper right of the main screen).
  5. It seems like the version of BYE that you have pre-dates the release of the 800D (Feb. 2017). You need to upgrade. There is no cost.
  6. What product and version are you using? How many monitors? If more than 1 monitor, which one is hosting BYE/BYN?
  7. Thanks for the correction. I have not seen the pre-release version yet.
  8. Guylain, You should not need to mess with the tracking flag in BYE. MoveAxis should work just fine whether Tracking is on or off, and when the button is released the ASCOM driver should automatically resume tracking or not (just what you are doing in your provided code). If BYE does not set or clear the Tracking state, then it cannot be the cause of tracking being turned off or not turned back on after one of the move buttons is released. The following sentence was copied/pasted from the ASCOM Developer Help file in the Remarks/NOTES: of the MoveAxis method definition: When the motion is stopped by setting the rate to zero the scope will be set to the previous TrackingRate or to no movement, depending on the state of the Tracking property. The driver must provide this behavior. You will drive yourself crazy and pollute BYE's code base if you try to make BYE tolerant of drivers that do not comply with the ASCOM standard. One final thing occurred to me when I looked in detail at your code...What happens if the driver itself, or another connected application, changes the tracking flag while a move is occurring? BYE could then be restoring the tracking flag incorrectly in the finally clause.
  9. Steve, First a clarification of terminology. BYE does not slew a telescope. It nudges or jogs the scope. Slewing moves the scope to a specific target. BYE's operation nudges the scope at a selected rate for as long as one of the nudge buttons is depressed. It does not have a specific target in mind. This is important because according to the ASCOM driver design documentation the driver is supposed to return to the previous tracking mode when the nudge operation ends. Apparently this is not happening. This is a problem with the CPWI ASCOM telescope driver, not with BYE. Your exact symptoms were reported by another user a couple of weeks ago. That user stopped replying to the thread that he created, so we don't know if or how he fixed his issue. Here is his thread --> So you have two options. You could contact Celestron about the behavior or you could switch to the Unified Celestron driver, which is not written or supported by Celestron. First option --- On the ASCOM web site at ascom-standards.org you can download the driver conformance testing tool, called Conform. If you run this program and connect to your scope using the CPWI driver, the generated report will highlight any issues with the driver. If the driver fails any tests, especially the MoveAxis tests, you should provide the report to Celestron who can forward it to the CPWI driver authors. Any driver author should test their driver with Conform before releasing it! Second option --- Also, on the ASCOM web site you can download the Unified Celestron telescope driver. This driver can be installed side-by-side with the CPWI driver as long as you only use one driver at a time to talk to your scope. This driver behaves correctly with regard to restoring the tracking state after MoveAxis calls.
  10. Your version of BYE is way, way out of date. You could also install the free upgrade.
  11. Interesting...My initial reply to David's post, back on March 7th, indicated a saturated USB hub as a possible cause for a momentary disconnect which could cause BYE to hang. This is also borne out by the fact that the issue occurs when a completed image is being downloaded from the camera to the PC when BYE locks up. Another thing to try, for testing purposes, is to save the image only to the camera's memory card. Then operate the camera both with BYE restored and minimized. This is most likely an issue on your Computer since no other users are reporting anything remotely (no pun intended) like it. One other thing is that Windows 10 has a USB Selective Suspend setting that could be causing your issue, even if you think that you have disabled the power saving features. Following is a link with instructions on how to disable it: https://www.windowscentral.com/how-prevent-windows-10-turning-usb-devices
  12. BYN is a 32-bit app that will run on 64-bit Windows with no issue, so I would not expect it to behave any differently on a 32-bit version of Windows. Also, if the program starts up and connects to the camera with no issues then I would expect that all the prerequisites are working. Also, if the camera has advanced LiveView autofocus modes, I would try different options. This is especially true if you are testing with an autofocus lens attached to the camera. Have you tried the pre-release of BYN 2.1.0? It may be using a different version of the Nikon SDK which may give a different result. If you want to try it, just select Downloads at the top of this page and select pre-releases on the right.
  13. Where are you storing your images? PC or SD card?
  14. Not likely in the near future, but down the road may be a different story. If you need to purchase a camera body then you should look at Canon instead of Nikon as the Canon SDK supports more features across more camera models than the Nikon SDK.
  15. BYE includes both a current version of the SDK and the 2.10 version and allows you to choose which one to use, both versions of the SDK work with the 1000D. However, you should choose the latest (Canon) as the older SDK is really only for models that are no longer supported. Also, in the future if you are asking a question or have an issue that is related to BYE, you should post to the BYE Forum...Thanks!
  16. astroman133


    I think that he was trying to follow the instructions, but the first line of his old license key was rejected by the Store.
  17. I thought that Face+Tracking was a LiveView autofocus option for Canon cameras. This is a Nikon issue.
  18. I am confused. Your original post said that you are using the CPWI driver. Then in your most recent post you said that you are using the unified Celestron driver. These are two different drivers that both support Celestron mounts. So, what is the friendly name of the driver that you select from the ASCOM Chooser? Also, I don't understand what connecting the focuser to your Surface has to do with the ST4 cable. The ST4 cable would normally be connected between the guide camera and the mount. It would have nothing to do with the focuser. Both the CPWI driver and the Unified Celestron driver can control both the mount and the focuser at the same time, as long as they are cabled correctly. This does not involve the use of the ST4 (Autoguide) port. It uses the Aux port.
  19. Have you tried the Unified Celestron driver, instead of the CPWI driver? The latest version will also control the Celestron Focuser. It is available for download from the ASCOM-Standards web site. Oh, and by the way the chevron buttons in BYE jog the scope. Jogging movement occurs as long as the button is pressed. Slewing is movement to a target. When a jog button is released, the scope should return to the tracking state (on or off) prior to the jogging movement. This is part of the ASCOM standard that the CPWI driver must implement to be compliant.
  20. So what you are trying to do is to unlock the Zoom Box. This is only useful to select the 5X Zoom area. I am not a Nikon owner, but if I remember correctly, the 5X zoom functionality does not work with Nikons, due to lack of support in the underlying Nikon software. Hopefully someone else will chime in here.
  21. What do you mean by "double click on snapped image view"?
  22. Support for the Z50 is new to 2.0.11, so perhaps there are some issues. What happens if you change the Shutter from BULB to a timed value? Some cameras have separate BULB and Manual settings. Unfortunately this means that you need to switch it to Manual for short exposures and to BULB for longer exposures.
  23. Please don't create multiple posts for the same problem.
  24. If you are trying to type in your license key, instead you should use Copy/Paste to transfer the key from your profile on this web site and BYE. The Identifier is the username (case sensitive) of the account that you used when you got the license. Virtually all similar errors are caused by the user not entering their license key correctly, not a program bug or server error.
  25. Scott, A licensed copy of BYE or BYN is designed to operate fully without an Internet connection. Having a Check For Updates button would break that design. Allowing you to "follow" the release of new updates via Guylain's steps above is an excellent compromise.
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