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  1. Did you tell BYE to save the images to the PC, or only to the camera's memory card?
  2. No, this thread is in the Feature Suggestion Box forum. It is where users add their wish list items for BYE. It does NOT now do automatic focusing, but can allow you to adjust your computer-connected ASCOM focuser manually. Many of the contributors to this thread have requested the feature, however.
  3. There is a difference between having logic to automatically adjust the focus between exposures and having the ability to adjust your computerized focuser from BYE. This thread is about the first. BYE, with a Premium license does the second. Look in the ASCOM control panel area of the main screen. This is where you can select, configure, connect, disconnect, and control a telescope, a focuser, and a filter wheel. The button with the Star icon is for the Focuser control.
  4. The LiveView frame rate of the T4i was much slower than both older and newer models.
  5. If you want to use BYE for Planetary imaging, then I would suggest another camera than the T4i. Several users reported a slow USB download rate with that model. I get more expected frame rate with my T5i. In general, I would expect the newer models to be improved. Otherwise why release a new model? The question really is are the new features and improvements of benefit for the types of astrophotography that you anticipate shooting. The amount of processing that is performed on your images by BYE is limited to updating the metadata in the image and changing the name if the image file. The image pixels themselves are not altered. In fact you can prevent BYE from even updating the metadata by selecting the Skip Writing of EXIF Data option on the Advanced Settings dialog.
  6. Guide cameras usually have a small, sensitive sensor...Unlike a DSLR. Guylain is right. It is not the camera that supports guiding. It is that the guiding software must support the camera.
  7. Egil, Scroll to the bottom of this page and select "Upgrade Instructions" below the BackyardEOS column. The upgrade is indeed free, but you use a portion of your old license key to get a new license key that is maintained on this web site. You then enter your new license key (in the My Purchases area of your Profile) into a new version of BYE to activate it.
  8. When the authors released BYE 3.1 they changed the licensing scheme. For version 3.0 the purchased key was a multiline key that you were responsible for maintaining. With version 3.1, they maintain the key and all you need to remember is the logon credentials that you used to purchase the license. The 3.1 key is available from the My Purchases area of your profile once you are logged onto this web site. If there is no key, then you must have used a different account when purchasing your license.
  9. Gotta fix those install errors! They are happening way to often and causing too many support issues and a bad experience! Maybe a different installer?
  10. How about just downloading the setup program and saving it to your browser's Download folder then you can run it as many times as you need to. You might also try uninstalling BYE and install it to a different folder. I typically install a new version to a new folder so that I can keep the old version intact.
  11. This is typically due to an installation error. Others have had success simply re-installing BYE. It not camera specific and has been discussed many times recently.
  12. Since BYE supports ASCOM, why wouldn't you use the Celestron ASCOM driver? It is mature and it works!
  13. It may not be needed by BYE/BYN, but if the OP has a Premium license, .NET 3.5 SP1 is required by ASCOM 6.4.
  14. The fact that .NET 3.5 is already installed is why your attempts to install it failed. If you have Windows 7 or later then .NET 3.5 is already installed, but it is deactivated by default. You need to go into the Programs and Features applet in the Control Panel and select "Turn Windows features on or off" from the left hand menu then select .NET Framework 3.5 from the list. This will activate it.
  15. Support for the Z6 was added in 2.0.11 so you should tried that version or the 2.1.0 pre-release.
  16. More details would be helpful...like the error message (I hate autotype)! It seems like you are missing a dependency of the Canon SDK...like the C Run-time Library. You did not say, but Windows 7 and later should have the needed drivers already.
  17. If you get all your Sony astroimaging friends to reply to this post then perhaps the devs will consider it. Other questions are Is the SDK full-featured enough? How many camera models are supported? Is there a channel for 3rd party developers to get support from Sony? How large is the customer base? How easy is it to reuse the BYE/BYN code for a new product? However, if I were the developers, I would not make my plans and investigations public until I was sure that it would definitely happen!
  18. The thread was dead until your post. The admins were waiting for a log file to do some in-depth troubleshooting. Please follow the link in the previous post to package and send log file(s) to the support email address. Do not post here. Thanks!
  19. This has been discussed in this forum several times in the past. If my advice does not help perhaps you will find more info in the archives. The Imaging screen does not use LiveView, but perhaps the LiveView Autofocus Mode is interfering with Imaging From the camera's menus change the LiveView Autofocus Mode to something other than Face+Tracking and then try LiveView again.
  20. You said: I have tried to send a log file but as usual I can’t, so. Providing the log files is an important step for the authors to investigate your issue without looking over your shoulder. It would help if you could provide information on why you are not able to email the logs to them. This is not a problem that anyone else has had and the BYE community should be able to assist you.
  21. There are many anti-virus programs for Windows. We can't know how to use all of them. You should be able to figure out how to turn it off and back on again from reading the documentation or some simple experimentation.
  22. In the past this has been attributed to permissions settings that are preventing BYE from saving the changes to the settings. The developers have not been able to solve it, but a work around is to re-install BYE to a different folder.
  23. Ok, but if BYN is going to offer the ability to save images to the card, it needs to work, whether it saves any time or not. It also seems as though you have two choices, put in a hard delay to give the camera enough time to become unbusy or poll until the camera says that it is unbusy. The problem with the first option is that it undoubtedly takes longer to process a large image and store it to the SD card than it does a small image. Using one hard delay for all models wastes time for those with small sensor model cameras that could be ready sooner. Ideally the SDK should tell you, through a callback, when it becomes unbusy, but if that is not possible then a loop with a 1/10 or 1/4 second delay between checks should return as fast as possible and be a good compromise. I am surprised that there is not a way to read a busy flag, or camera state, from the SDK that does not raise an error.
  24. What about polling the camera until it is no longer BUSY before starting the next image?
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