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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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    astroman133 reacted to admin in TheSkyX Configuration for BYN   
    Thank you for noting this.
    People sometimes don't believe when I tell them I'm here on the forum at least 10 times per day... every day.  It's the first I do in the morning (after my coffee of course) and it's the last thing I do at night before going to sleep.
    I real -all- posts without exception... and I will reply to over 95% percent of them.  The only time I don't reply is when another user provided the right response before I could.  This is often the case with 'astroman133', 's3igell', and a few other users as well.
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    astroman133 got a reaction from admin in TheSkyX Configuration for BYN   
    I got here too late. I believe that TSX needs to run just once in Administrator mode to initialize the TSX scripting engine.
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    astroman133 got a reaction from admin in Plate Solvers for BYE   
    AstroTortilla can be slow, if not optimally tuned. For example, if you have installed ALL of the astrometry data files and have set a Search radius of 180 degrees and set a large Scale Maximum value then you have not given AT any hints about the image scale in the picture or where in the sky the object may be.
    By removing the unneeded data files (I just move them to a different folder on the same drive), connecting AT to my scope, and setting the some of the parameters wisely it takes me about 20 seconds to solve an image.
    The most important parameters to change are:
    Set ScaleMax to 2 times my field width
    Set Search radius to 6 degrees
    Raise the sigma value to reduce the number of stars to match
    With a 5 second exposure a sigma value of 250 gives between 100 and 150 stars to match.
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    astroman133 got a reaction from admin in Canon Eos R support ?   
    Based on past evidence, the best advice is to NOT upgrade the camera's firmware unless you are experiencing a problem that the upgraded firmware addresses. Doing so can break the ability to operate the camera while tethered to a computer. This is due to the possibility that Canon will need to update the software that is used for tethering (the Canon EOS SDK) before tethering will once again be possible.
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    astroman133 got a reaction from admin in Need to move BYE to new pc, old license doesn't match new requirment   
    I may be too late, but I apologize if my comments and questions in any way caused the frustration that you vented in the reply that you posted. I did read your post and I felt that it did not completely describe your issue. Nowhere in your post did you indicate that you were attempting apply your version 3.0 license to version 3.1 of BYE. This is a topic that has been discussed numerous times in this forum. The correct steps for how to use your existing license to get a new, no cost  license are also available on the Upgrade area of this web site. Still, it seems that a few are not able to find the instructions. From what I read, you were attempting to copy your existing version of BYE onto a new PC and could not get the license to validate. This should have been easily achievable. I then realized that it was possible that you were attempting to apply a very old license to a new version of BYE as part of an upgrade. My comments described how you should proceed if that was your situation.
    Those of us in the BYE and BYN community who try to help new users on this forum are not professionals in customer service. We are simply users, like yourself, who volunteer our time and expertise to try to help new users to overcome the learning curve with using the application. I am sorry my reply to your question provoked such an angry reply. That was not my goal. 
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    astroman133 got a reaction from admin in premium edition   
    Scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the "Upgrade Instructions" link for your product (either BackyardEOS or BackyardNIKON) then select the link for instructions on how to upgrade from Classic 3.1 to Premium 3.1.
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    astroman133 got a reaction from gustenm in premium edition   
    Scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the "Upgrade Instructions" link for your product (either BackyardEOS or BackyardNIKON) then select the link for instructions on how to upgrade from Classic 3.1 to Premium 3.1.
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    astroman133 got a reaction from radarsski in can i put a copy of BYE on my laptop   
    The End User License Agreement for BYE allows you to install it on multiple PC's as long as you only use it on one machine at a time. Simply copy the setup file to the laptop, install it, and validate the same license to activate it.
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    astroman133 got a reaction from admin in BYEOS crashes when trying to use 5x mode in Planetary   
    Thanks for letting us know that with the 250D that the LiveView Autofocus method can affect the functionality of 5X zoom in Frame & Focus and Planetary modes.
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