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    astroman133 got a reaction from admin in TWO CAMERAS   
    BYE can do this if you synchronize the two instances. This is discussed in detail in the user manual. You should know that this only makes sense if both instances of BYE are taking synchronized exposures with the same exposure duration, f/stop, etc. In this case the master instance sends the take picture command to the slave instance(s). So it will only work for you if the exposure parameters will work for both scope/camera combinations.
    I hope that this helps.
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    astroman133 got a reaction from admin in TWO CAMERAS   
    Yes, that is how it is designed.
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    astroman133 got a reaction from admin in Celestron Focus motor   
    You should install the latest Celestron ASCOM driver since it supports both the telescope and optionally the focuser. If you want to, you could ask Celestron tech support about what you are trying to do.
    The Celestron driver that can be downloaded from the ASCOM web site is written by an independent developer and is implemented as a local server so the same executable can be used with both 32-bit and 64-bit applications.
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    astroman133 got a reaction from admin in Connecting EOS1000D via hub   
    Brendan,
    Thanks for letting us know that your issue is resolved.
    The Canon210 version of the SDK is for DIGIC II cameras that are not supported by the current Canon SDK. However it is possible that version 2.10 of the SDK does/did support the 1000D which was released in 2008. It may have a problem today with your camera if the camera's firmware has been updated. The 1000D is supported by the current version of the SDK this is the version that you should use since it would support later firmware versions.
    I am glad that you are working.
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    astroman133 got a reaction from admin in Mr   
    Also, by default, the Canon SDK does not use a wireless connection. So you must disable Wi-Fi in the camera and connect a USB cable between the camera and the PC.
    If you search this forum you may find other folks who have been able to pair the camera to the PC via a wireless connection outside of BYE and then BYE and the Canon SDK can connect wirelessly.
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    astroman133 got a reaction from admin in BYN Premium Edition 2.0.10 - Nikon D800   
    Does BYN fail the same way when you save your images to the PC? I believe that there are some BYN issues when saving to the camera. Or perhaps I am mis-remembering and it is with saving both RAW & JPG. In any case it is simple to try saving RAW only to the PC.
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    astroman133 got a reaction from ciscoexpert99 in canon 2000d   
    Please be patient. You provided info that admin needed just a few minutes ago. He needs to incorporate those numbers into the program and provide a new pre-release version for you to try. He will post back here when a new version is available for you to test.
    You are correct about the SDK's non-support for WiFi and the fact that you must turn WiFi off in the camera in order for USB to work. The good news is that a wired connection should be faster and more reliable than WiFi.
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    astroman133 got a reaction from s3igell in Mirror Up   
    When doing long exposure AP, the milliseconds of vibration, if there is any vibration, are overwhelmed by the following several minutes of exposure time. This makes mirror up unnecessary for that type of imaging.
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    astroman133 got a reaction from admin in Mirror Up   
    When doing long exposure AP, the milliseconds of vibration, if there is any vibration, are overwhelmed by the following several minutes of exposure time. This makes mirror up unnecessary for that type of imaging.
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    astroman133 got a reaction from admin in BUG - ASCOM Interface Through BYE Not Working - 3.1.18 RC11   
    I believe that it is common for the Telescope.AxisRates method to return the rates from slowest to fastest for the requested axis, but you should expect that the rate objects could be in any order. Don't forget that each rate is actually a range of rates from a minimum value to a maximum value. In the case of the rates for the Gemini driver, the min and max values are the same. This means that only 3 rate values are valid. It is possible that the AxisRates for a given axis could be empty. This should only occur if CanMoveAxis for that axis is false. Also, 0.0 is always a valid rate, since calling Move Axis with a value of 0 returns to either sidereal tracking or not, depending on the Tracking flag.
    The three rates for the Gemini mount are not slew rates; they are for MoveAxis calls, although the fastest speed may also be the rate at which the mount slews. I would be extremely surprised if setting the speed to Center (20X sidereal) would affect the speed at which the mount slewed across the sky to a new target. It does, however, make sense to do frame and focus jog moves at 20X.
    I really think that it will be confusing for people choose percentage values for the MoveAxis speed when those values can map to invalid axis rates. Giving them only a selection of valid rate values seems likely to cause less confusion. Just my 2 cents.
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    astroman133 got a reaction from admin in 5DMkIV connectivity and BYE downloading JPG but not RAW when set in RAW+JPG mode   
    I seem to remember a limitation where your symptoms would happen with certain memory card configurations. If you have RAW and JPG configured to go to different memory cards, your symptoms may improve if you have both image qualities going to card 1 and only switch to card 2 when card 1 is full. This is discussed in Setting the Image-Recording Quality on page 169 of the 5D Mk IV Instruction Manual.
    Let us know how this works for you.
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    astroman133 got a reaction from admin in Permission needed?   
    I wondered if he was trying to map a Windows drive to the camera's SD card and use BYE with Save To PC, but make the PC location be the camera's memory card. However, while I can see the SD card from windows I cannot find a way to map a drive to the memory card.
     
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    astroman133 got a reaction from GerryDi in Frame & Focus   
    Live View exposures are very short, on the order of 10 milliseconds long. Only the brightest stars will show up at all at prime focus.
    BYE has a Maximum Sensitivity setting. Be sure to select that before using Live View for focusing. Then point at the brightest star available, like Vega or Arcturus.
    If you have a lens on the camera then even the Maximum Sensitivity setting may not show stars because they are so small at the shorter focal lengths. In that case you will need to use Snap images for focusing. These should work even with exposures that are only a few seconds long.
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    astroman133 got a reaction from admin in Frame & Focus   
    Live View exposures are very short, on the order of 10 milliseconds long. Only the brightest stars will show up at all at prime focus.
    BYE has a Maximum Sensitivity setting. Be sure to select that before using Live View for focusing. Then point at the brightest star available, like Vega or Arcturus.
    If you have a lens on the camera then even the Maximum Sensitivity setting may not show stars because they are so small at the shorter focal lengths. In that case you will need to use Snap images for focusing. These should work even with exposures that are only a few seconds long.
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    astroman133 got a reaction from baggywrinkle in A very newbie question   
    In the future, if you have a question or issue with BackyardEOS, it is more appropriate to post it to the BackyardEOS Forum rather than the General Forum.
    When BYE is started, the only main buttons that are enabled are labelled Connect and Preview. The buttons labelled Frame & Focus, Planetary, and Drift Align are grayed out (disabled).
    When you click on the Connect button, BYE begins the connection process. If the camera is plugged into the PC, has been powered on and recognized by Windows the driver selection dialog should appear. For your T4i (650D) you need to choose the Canon drivers. This tells BYE to use the most recent version of the Canon EOS SDK. The Canon 210 version is for very old camera models that are no longer supported by the newest SDK.
    If the connection process succeeds, the label of the Connect button should say Disconnect, the Preview button is replaced by the Imaging button, and the remaining buttons become un-grayed (enabled).
    I hope this helps.
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    astroman133 got a reaction from admin in CANON not responding to "5x" button in Planetary mode   
    eYes, please provide the version of BYE that you are using.
    Also, some of the newer cameras have LiveView autofocus functionality can interfere with the 5X zoom.  I believe that the 6D Mk II is one of those models.
    Check the camera's menus. If LiveView autofocus is set to Face+Tracking, change it to one of the other modes and then retry BYE's 5X zoom feature.
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    astroman133 got a reaction from admin in Missing cr2   
    Yes, as Guylain has said, please report the complete version number of BYE that you are using. The newest pre-release is BYE 3.1.18 RC 11. If you are using a version that is older than 3.1.17 then please update to 3.1.17 or the pre-release before trying to re-create your issue.
    You specify where the image files are placed by BYE by setting the Download folder on the Settings screen, as well as specifying which, if any, sub-folder organization to use. The specified Download folder should be on a drive that exists and that you have write access to.
    Also remember that by default Windows hides file extensions for known file types, so the file may be in the specified location, but not be displayed with the .CR2 extension.
    If all this appears to be the case, please follow the instructions at the following link to post a log file (just one log file, not all of them) of your issue.
    For future reference, this post is pinned near the top of the How-To's Forum.
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    astroman133 got a reaction from admin in EOS 90D Support?   
    Bret,
    How long are the exposures that are out of order? Where are you getting the time from? The image file name, the image metadata, or from the images file's Properties? Is the BYE Background Worker enabled (on the Advanced settings screen)?
    I used BYE 3.1.18 RC11 with my T5i and was unable to recreate what you are reporting. I tried with a sequence 1 second exposures and a sequence of 10 second exposures. I  made two capture runs; one run did not use the Background Worker and the other did use the Background Worker.
    In all cases the RAW and JPG images have the same name, including the timestamp portion of the file name. The only difference was with the file extension. This was all as expected.
    None of the images appeared out of order when viewing the Download folder in Windows Explorer, either when sorted by File Name or by Date.
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    astroman133 got a reaction from KevW in USB hub   
    Kevin,
    The problem with using a hub with your Nikon camera occurs in the Nikon SDK's communication with the camera. Since BYN relies on the SDK, this means that BYN is at the mercy of the limitations of the SDK. In short, if a fix comes it will be due to Nikon "fixing" their SDK to eliminate the hub limitation. Certainly this seems possible since their main competitor (Canon) has no such limitation.
    In the meantime, you could try to use only Microsoft certified cabling and high-quality, powered hubs to try to try to find a combo that works. Also make sure to pay particular attention to keeping the cable lengths shorter than the USB specification and no longer than is necessary.
     
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    astroman133 got a reaction from admin in canon eos 4000d   
    Sorry, but you need to provide more information...What version of BYE are you using? Please provide the complete version number, like 3.1.17 or 3.1.18 - RC6, along with the steps to recreate the error and any error messages that you are seeing.
    The 4000D is a new model that is not in the list of supported cameras. Perhaps you are the first BYE user to try to connect with that model.
    Thanks,
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    astroman133 got a reaction from admin in EOS-M support   
    Housemaster0630,
    Your question is for a different camera,. In the future please create a new post for a new question that includes the camera model in the title so that others can find it.
    BYE 3.1.18 RC6 includes a version of the EOS SDK that was released in North America in August 2019. That is 13.10.30.0. It does not support the M50. Perhaps it will be supported in the next release. The M50 requires SDK version 13.11.0 or later. Please be patient. Canon does not provide a release schedule and often has widely different release dates for different geographical regions. The BYE developers are in Canada and can only incorporate North American releases of the SDK in their products.
    Thanks!
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    astroman133 got a reaction from admin in M6 Mark ii- Hope for support?   
    It should not matter how the SDK communicates with the camera (wired USB, Bluetooth, or WiFi), in should only matter that the SDK does support the camera for remote tethered shooting. So a telltale question is "Does the EOS Utility support the camera?"
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    astroman133 got a reaction from admin in What operating system do I need to be running to support this program?   
    There may be a compatibility restriction of you are using a very old camera. BYE attempts to allow users of DIGIC II cameras to use them with BYE. However since Canon no longer supports them, they have not provided drivers for modern 64-bit versions of Windows. Therefore if you have one of those models, it can only run on 32-bit versions of the O/S.
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    astroman133 got a reaction from ben.hollands in Licence fault error   
    You should be able to exceed the 5 meter max length limit if one of the cables is an active extension cable and neither of the cables are more than 5m in length. That is the purpose of the active extension cable.
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    astroman133 reacted to mamayda in TheSkyX Configuration for BYN   
    Thank you too, Rick and Guylain.  It looks like you have to be very fast to be at the head of the que with advice here!  Again, I am impressed with the kind assistance and look forward to some basic imaging and learning about BYN tonight.  Having a beer already to celebrate!
    Best,
    Mike
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