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Heno

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  1. Assuming a multiple target list is possible to create (in one file) it would contain the target, light settings, dark settings, flat settings for each target (and whatever else). There may be several combinations of ISO values and exposure lenghts. Once I have created Target1 with all its requirements, I want to be able to copy all of this to the next target with one or a few clicks (a right click -> Copy target). Then modify these settings if required, at least the target name would change. I don't know what settings people use, but I tend to use different settings for galaxies, nebulas etc. and also consider their dynamic range. After having created one of each the modifications should be very few copying from target to target. Does this make it any clearer?
  2. Ok, thanks for that info. I did not know that. I'll keep that in mind. Clear skies. Helge
  3. Not sure how to word this to be understood, but I'll give it a go. 1. I would like to be able to create a (seasonal) multiple target plan including all the settings and frame types for each target, not a separate file for each target as today. The file could be loaded as a default file where the file name was specified in the default settings. The "target name" text box would be replaced by a drop down box/list which contained all the targets specified in the target list file. I would the create the targets in the target file list in the order I intended to shoot them. A (multiple) target file could also be loaded using Load as today. 2. Move the frame type specification (L, D, F,) to the front of exposure list below so that all types of exposures can be specified in the same file and for each target. Today I need to create one file for each frame type. (Bias files are not that important as everybody shoot these separately anyway I think). 3. I find it very inconvenient that not all ISO settings are included unless my camera is connected. This means that I have to edit every target file created with my camera disconnected. (200 is missing). 4. I would have liked a Plan button opening a separate Planning window (pop-up?) for creating a season target plan where I could copy whole targets, settings, frame types etc. without having to select or type everything for each target. Of course, removing targets from the list should also be possible. An alternative would be the possibility to create the target list in a spreadsheet. But I like the first option better. I'm probably asking a lot, but I really think this would improve the program overall. Clear skies Helge
  4. Hi I just bought a standard USB extension cord (male/female connections) and use Nikon's cable that came with the camera. Works like a dream although mine is not quite that long. Good luck. Helge.
  5. Heno

    Two strange problems

    The Preview button always takes/displays JPEGs (far as I am able to tell) so whether camera is set to RAW or JPEG should not matter. I always shoot RAW, not RAW + JPEG. I always save to PC only. There is nothing wrong with the JPEGs. They display correctly, just not in BYN. I have never had this problem during ordinary sessions, only with the preview button. I don't think anti virus program has anything to do with it. At least it does not give any alarms or anything. And it's usually very quick to do that if it sees anything unusual. For your info, the second line in the log file copy above reads "Not enough memory" in Norwegian. That is really strange because if I had a memory problem I should not be able to start a second viewer or any other program. Is it possible that BYN somehow holds all preview files in memory without freeing up memory when next images is taken? Outside my competence, just asking. Next time I'm out imaging I will follow up on this very closely. But for now, this is all the info I have. Helge.
  6. Heno

    Two strange problems

    @Astroman133: Yes, it is the button in the imaging screen. But it do take the picture. It is in the BYN folder. The picture just is not displayed on the screen and it does not show up as a thumb in the lower edge. If I want to see the image I will have to open it in a different viewer. And it does not affect all images, but once it's stopped displaying images, it just won't display any more, no matter how many I take. I find this display bug much more annoying than the re-connect issue. Here I just need to remember to disconnect before I remove the battery. Helge.
  7. Heno

    Two strange problems

    @astroman123: I was simply using the Preview button in the imaging section to see what was in the frame before I started the imaging session. After a few frames, no further images were displayed. Here is the backgroundworker file, I hope it's the right one: -2016-03-08.txt] I tried to provoke the Canon driver error by removing the battery without disconnecting. But I could not. And not only that. The camera reconnected nicely without restarting BYN. According to yourself, it should not. I am not complaining over that it reconnected, but this is somewhat confusing though. Helge.
  8. Hi last night I had two problems. I have seen them both before, but considered them to be coincidences. But they were not. 1. At some point BYN refused to display preview images. No matter what I did I could not make them show. I had to use an other program to display them. 2. During a long night imaging I have to change the battery pack. A few times I have forgotten to disconnect before removing the battery. The loss of power of course disconnects BYN, but it is then impossible to reconnect. I get a message that I have to select the correct Canon driver. (Don't remember the exact wording in the pop-up window.) Only solution is to shut down BYN and restart it. That solved the problem. -2016-03-08.txt] Helge
  9. Not that it is any comfort, but mine is working both with or without an USB hub. So there is nothing wrong with BYN in relation to D750. Helge.
  10. Heno

    D750 and Live view

    I don't know what happened the other day, but now live view seem to work as expected. Computer hick-up?
  11. Heno

    D750 and Live view

    Hi I have a couple of questions regarding live view. 1. When I use live view (without BYN) the camera screen responds to every setting I do (ISO/fps) by giving me a brighter/darker image correspondingly. However, what ever setting I use in the camera it seem to have no effect on the live view screen in BYN. Is it me that has missed something or is this by design? 2. Why does not live view (and imaging for that matter) work with U1/U2 camera settings? It would have been so convinient to be able to preset all astro photo settings to one of them. (I have all my preferred settings stored in U1 for normal photography. Makes life easy). Thanks for the good work anyway. Helge.
  12. Heno

    Wireless control

    Why all these arguments against a feature meant to be an option? If you don't want to use it, then don't. If you're not allowed to use it, then don't. But maybe some of us would despite all arguments against it. I'm just sayin'!
  13. Heno

    Wireless control

    Well then Guylain, is there any chance that this may happen? If the functionality is included in the SDK I suppose it is all up to you? You're the creator of this magnificient piece of software.
  14. Heno

    Wireless control

    Sorry if it has been discussed before. I tried a search, but could not find anything. It was just an idea that popped up in my head. I don't know enough about this to partisipate in any meaningful discussion.
  15. Heno

    Wireless control

    This is one for the future I suppose, but after I got my D750 with built in wireless I started thinking if wireless could work with Backyard Nikon as well? I can control the camera from my iPhone using Nikon WMU app (very simplistic) and as I understand the Nikon Camera Control Pro 2 can operate the camera using a wireless connection. I can connect to the camera directly from my laptop, but I cannot do anything as I have no software to control the camera. Wouldn't it be great if we could do away with the USB cable all together?
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