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  1. You're a life saver! I only had about 5 minutes of battery life left when I saw your message, but it connected to the Z50 immediately and it took several long exposures without a hitch. I haven't tried Frame & Focus or anything yet, but I'm hoping to use it for a few hours tomorrow night if the weather permits. I'll let you know how everything goes then, but frankly, I'm happy just to have the imaging part working so well. Thanks so much for getting this out so quickly. I was beginning to think I'd be stuck with 30-second exposures for a few months, and that would suck given that this is my first astro-modified camera. Thanks again Charlie
  2. I raised this topic yesterday on CN, and Guylain suggested that I post here. I just bought a Nikon Z50 with the Ha modification by LifePixel. I assumed it would be a few months before I could use it on BackyardNIKON, but I also assumed that I could use an intervalometer in the meantime. I was shocked to find that there is no place to connect an intervalometer. I spoke to our regional Nikon rep, who actually thought I was wrong until he looked at one of them, and Nikon customer support seems not to have thought about it. Anyway, this ratchets up the urgency of getting support for the Z50 on BackyardNIKON. I know it’s a lot to ask for one camera, but LifePixel is actively marketing this camera now, so with any luck there will be plenty of others by the time the update is available. FWIW, I really like the camera, and while I’m no expert, the Ha sensitivity seems to be really strong. All I need now is a way to really put it to use! Thanks much Charlie
  3. The D5600 doesn't come with a cable - they recommend buying the UC-e20 cable if you want one. I have used a regular micro-usb cable I picked up at CVS and it seems to work fine. Is there any reason to buy a more expensive one from TetherTools, etc.?
  4. That solved it! I just needed to check the "ask for camera drivers" box in advanced settings. That was the simple thing I was overlooking. Worked like a charm after that. Thanks much for the response. And I also learned that I shouldn't have posted my log up front, so the log police can consider me scolded.
  5. When I downloaded BYN, I was using a rented D7500, and that worked fine. Then I bought a new D5600 and it won't connect at all. It is set to manual exposure and manual focus, I have tried with lens, without lens but with adapter, and without lens and without adapter, and no luck. I don't know exactly what kinds of cables I have tried, but they both connected seamlessly with Camera Control Pro 2, Digicamcontrol, ViewNX-1, etc., but not BYN. Looking at the logs below from a few attempts, it appears to be trying to connect to the D7500, but I can't find a "forget the other camera" option. Probably a simple answer that I am just missing. 09:07:02 Attempting to connect camera... 09:07:02 Nikon/D7500 drivers initialized. 09:07:09 Camera Not Found! Make sure it's connected to the PC and turned ON 09:07:56 Cache deleted! 09:08:43 Attempting to connect camera... 09:08:51 Camera Not Found! Make sure it's connected to the PC and turned ON 09:10:31 Attempting to connect camera... 09:10:38 Camera Not Found! Make sure it's connected to the PC and turned ON 09:25:36 Attempting to connect camera... 09:25:36 Nikon/D7500 drivers initialized. 09:25:44 Camera Not Found! Make sure it's connected to the PC and turned ON
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