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  1. but if you are on this forum, your workflow includes BYEOS or BYN. My request is to make BY camera control applications use PS2 then it WILL work for your workflow. MP
  2. Astroman...Guylain has said it better than I did. MP
  3. lets see what Guylain says. (hint, he told me to post here)
  4. i suggest you give Platesolve2 a try, it puts AstrotoTortila to shame (both are free but you'll likely have to try SGP for access to Platesove2) But maybe you missed my point. Yes using Astrotortilla gives you platesolving for free... In your workflow, you go to Astrotortilla and it uses BYN. Then once centred, yu go to BYN. I'm doing the same thing, it matters not which platesolver from this workflow. It should be the other way around! I should not have to leave BYN or use another interface. I'm asking Guylain t make it a part of the BYN code. But we should not
  5. Wouldn't it be wonderful if I didn't have to switch to SGP to select and acquire my imaging subject? Once I am done with SGP (which I only use for plate solving now) I switch to BYN for imaging and dither with PHD2. Can you consider adding slew, centre functions using Platesolve2? THANKS! Malcolm Park
  6. I have to apologize. I just retested it, and BYN was not responsible for changing the RAW size. It was either another piece of software or my stupidity. MP
  7. I'm leaving for Chile in two weeks and I'm also taking a D850 with me..no pressure! hehe MP
  8. yes, and as I said... "I dont MIND working with the FX image if I have to given all the benefits of BYN, but it would be really nice to work with smaller images when desired." Have you ever tried to work with full frame 36mp RAW images? They are 72mb each. Add lights, flats, darks and bias and how long do you think it takes to process this data? As I say...again...happy to do it. I do it all the time. But I don't always want full frame files depending on the optics I'm using or the field of view that I want. MP
  9. if this already works, I apologize in advance. It didn't appear to me that it did though. MP
  10. Sounds like a Canon owner reply What it means is if I want to shoot using just part of the full Nikon sensor, I can. Especially when the optics demand it. I do that by choosing what part of the sensor in the menu of the camera. This is a feature of Nikon cameras. You can shoot a full frame Nikon body camera in many cropped sensor modes. They are: FX, 1.2X, DX, 5:4 In Nikon speak FX is full frame, DX is cropped. In this case I set my camera to DX format in the menu, and expected an image output of 4800x 3200 pixels. I got a full frame 7360 x 4912 image instead. I
  11. My D810a can shoot in FX or DX mode as I choose on the in-camera menu (or other ratios). I like to shoot in DX mode in astrophotography when using certain optics/telescopes. I am wondering why when I set the mode to DX in the camera menu, but BYN is saving full FX images. Does BYN recognize this setting? Am I missing an option somewhere in BYN? thanks, Malcolm
  12. i'm interested. I have a D810a and I'm taking it with a D850 to Chile in April. thanks Malcolm
  13. I was connecting via unpowered hub to Intel Stick pc. The computer and camera do not power down or off so the first reply got me thinking. Definitely a low powered pc. I purchased a powered hub to see if that helps. Will let you know how it goes. cheers
  14. Following the direction in the manual to set up Plate Solving with Astro Tortilla. Start BackyardNIKON · Go to Settings. · In the "3rd party integration" section check "Enable 3rd party integration". · Restart BackyardNIKON. · Accept all Windows firewall warnings. Am I correct that it should say check "Enable TCP Server"? That seems to be the only option. Also, in Astrotortilla settings, there is no Backyard Nikon option, only BackyardEOS Should I just use BackyardEOS? thanks, Malcolm
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