BackyardEOS

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BackyardEOS supports over 30 Canon EOS camera models!

When you see (serial) for a particular function, it means a serial cable is needed to access that function in addition to the regular USB cable for all other functions. BackyardEOS has been tested with Shoestring Astronomy DSUSB serial cables and Hap Griffin's serial cables.

Name Processor Live view Sensor Temperature Bulb Mirror Lock Operating System Tested
1Ds Mk II DIGIC II No No Yes (serial) Yes (serial) Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32 bits) Yes
1D Not supported
1Ds Not supported
1Ds Mk III DIGIC III Yes Yes Yes (usb) Yes (serial) Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Contact Us
1D Mk III DIGIC III Yes Yes Yes (usb) Yes (serial) Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
1D Mk IV DIGIC VI Yes Yes Yes (usb) Yes (usb) Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
1Dx DIGIC V Yes Yes Yes (usb) Yes (usb) Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
5D DIGIC II No No Yes (serial) Yes (serial) Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32 bits) Yes
5Ds DIGIC VI Yes Yes Yes (usb) Yes (usb) Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
5DsR DIGIC VI Yes Yes Yes (usb) Yes (usb) Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
5D Mk II DIGIC IV Yes Yes Yes (usb) Yes (usb) Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
5D Mk III DIGIC V Yes Yes Yes (usb) Yes (usb) Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
5D Mk IV DIGIC VI Yes Yes Yes (usb) Yes (usb) Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
6D DIGIC V Yes Yes Yes (usb) Yes (usb) Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
7D DIGIC IV Yes Yes Yes (usb) Yes (usb) Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
7D Mk II DIGIC VI Yes Yes Yes (usb) Yes (usb) Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
10D Not supported
20D DIGIC II No No Yes (serial) Yes (serial) Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32 bits) Yes
20Da DIGIC II No No Yes (serial) Yes (serial) Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32 bits) Yes
30D DIGIC II No No Yes (serial) Yes (serial) Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32 bits) Yes
40D DIGIC III Yes Yes Yes (usb) Yes (serial) Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
50D DIGIC IV Yes Yes Yes (usb) Yes (usb) Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
60D DIGIC IV Yes Yes Yes (usb) Yes (usb) Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
60Da DIGIC IV Yes Yes Yes (usb) Yes (usb) Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
70D DIGIC IV Yes Yes Yes (usb) Yes (usb) Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
80D DIGIC VI Yes Yes Yes (usb) Yes (usb) Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
100D / SL1 DIGIC V Yes Yes Yes (usb) Yes (usb) Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
300D Not supported
350D / XT DIGIC II No No Yes (serial) Yes (serial) Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32 bits) Yes
400D / XTi DIGIC II No No Yes (serial) Yes (serial) Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
450D / XSi DIGIC III Yes Yes Yes (usb) Yes (serial) Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
500D / T1i DIGIC IV Yes Yes Yes (usb) Yes (usb) Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
550D / T2i DIGIC IV Yes Yes Yes (usb) Yes (usb) Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
600D / T3i DIGIC IV Yes Yes Yes (usb) Yes (usb) Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
650D / T4i DIGIC V Yes Yes Yes (usb) Yes (usb) Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
700D / T5i DIGIC V Yes Yes Yes (usb) Yes (usb) Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
750D / T6i DIGIC VI Yes Yes Yes (usb) Yes (usb) Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
760D / T6s DIGIC VI Yes Yes Yes (usb) Yes (usb) Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
1000D / XS DIGIC III Yes Yes Yes (usb) Yes (serial) Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
1100D / T3 DIGIC IV Yes Yes Yes (usb) No Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
1200D / T5 DIGIC IV Yes Yes Yes (usb) No Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
1300D / T6 DIGIC IV Yes Yes Yes (usb) No Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
EOS-M / M2 / M3 / M4 Not supported

 

Area Feature Classic Premium Trial
Image Capture Configurable image capture plan Yes Yes Yes
Image Capture Configurable image file name Yes Yes Yes
Image Capture Camera Sensor Temperature Yes Yes Yes
Image Capture Dithering with Push Here Dummy guiding free software Yes Yes Yes
Image Capture Dithering with MetaGuide guiding free software Yes Yes Yes
Image Capture Dithering with ASCOM (for those who do not guide) Yes Yes Yes
Image Capture Create .txt file containing all EXIF meta data for each images Yes Yes Yes
Image Capture Weather Center for ambient temperature with dew point Yes Yes Yes
Image Capture Mask Framing Yes Yes Yes
Image Capture Full screen presentation mode Yes Yes Yes
Frame & Focus Full Width Half Maximum focus feedback Yes Yes Yes
Frame & Focus Standard Deviation focus feedback Yes Yes Yes
Planetary Ability to create .avi movies Yes Yes Yes
Planetary In-camera 5x zoom for 1:1 pixel resolution Yes Yes Yes
Planetary Netbook resolution support Yes Yes Yes
General Night vision friendly Yes Yes Yes
General Multilanguage (Catalan, Chinese - Simplified, Chinese - Thai, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukranian) Yes Yes Yes
Image Capture Dual camera control No Yes Yes
Image Capture Drag & drop image viewer No Yes Yes
Image Capture Mark captured image quality No Yes Yes
Image Capture Load/Save image capture plan No Yes Yes
Image Capture Load/Save image capture plan while camera is disconnected No Yes Yes
Image Capture Create TIFF image file (in addition to the RAW image file) No Yes Yes
Image Capture Histogram Screen Stretch No Yes Yes
Image Capture Mouse pointer spot histogram No Yes Yes
Frame & Focus Half Flux Diameter focus feedback No Yes Yes
Frame & Focus Bahtinov spikes focus feedback No Yes Yes
Drift Alignment Complex Reticle No Yes Yes
General AstroTortilla integration for plate solving No Yes Yes
General ASCOM Focuser control No Yes Yes
General ASCOM Filter Wheel control No Yes Yes
General ASCOM Telescope 'nudge' control No Yes Yes
General Ambient weather center logging No Yes Yes
Licensing Time limited No No 30 days

If you have purchased BackyardEOS in the past chances are you can upgrade to the most latest version/edition for free.

You need an account first!

As of January 2015 the new validation server requires an account to associate your new key to its rightful owner, that would be you. Before January 2015 it was possible to obtain a software key without an account. This is no longer the case. If you have never created an account here on www.otelescope.com you need to create one now. If you have created an account in the past please login using that account and proceed with the upgrade.

Please read the following instructions carefully; depending on the version you currently have the instructions differs a little bit. Select your current version from the list below and follow the step by step instructions.

I already have 3.1 and I just want the latest release. What do I do?

Upgrading from BackyardEOS 3.1.x to the latest 3.1.x is FREE.

What do I need to do?

If you currently own BackyardEOS 3.1.x and simply wish to get the latest version of that same edition there is no special upgrade path; simply download the latest version, install, use the same key, and enjoy!

Having difficulties or still not sure what to do?

Contact Us. We are here to help.

How-to upgrade from BackyardEOS 1.x or 2.x to BackyardEOS 3.1 Classic or Premium Edition?

Upgrading from BackyardEOS 1.x or 2.x to BackyardEOS 3.1 Classic Edition is FREE.

Upgrading from BackyardEOS 1.x or 2.x to BackyardEOS 3.1 Premium Edition is $15 USD.

What do I need?

  1. You need your 18-line BackyardEOS 1.x licence key.

What do I do?

  1. Sign-in or create an account if not already done.
  2. Send us your complete 18-line version 1.x or 2.x license key. Contact Us.
  3. We will send you a coupon code, this may take up to 24 hours.
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  5. Enter your coupon code on the checkout page.
  6. Your new activation key will be issued ONLINE immediately once the transaction is complete.
  7. Download, install, enjoy!

What if I want Premium Edition instead?

Just add the Premium Edition in your cart instead of the Classic Edition and use the same coupon. You will have to pay the cost difference.

Having difficulties or still not sure what to do?

Contact Us. We are here to help.

How-to upgrade from BackyardEOS 3.0.x Classic Edition to BackyardEOS 3.1 Classic or Premium Edition?

Upgrading from BackyardEOS 3.0.x Classic Edition to BackyardEOS 3.1 Classic Edition is FREE.

Upgrading from BackyardEOS 3.0.x Classic Edition to BackyardEOS 3.1 Premium Edition is $15 USD.

What do I need?

  1. You need your 5-line BackyardEOS 3.0.x license key.
  2. Your coupon code is the first line of your 5-line BackyardEOS 3.0.x licence key; it is 29 characters long including dashes.

What do I do?

  1. Sign-in or create an account if not already done.
  2. Go to our store and add BackyardEOS Classic Edition in your cart and proceed to checkout.
  3. Enter your coupon code on the checkout page.
  4. Your new activation key will be issued ONLINE immediately once the transaction is complete.
  5. Download, install, enjoy!

What if I want Premium Edition instead?

Just add the Premium Edition in your cart instead of the Classic Edition and use the same coupon. You will have to pay the cost difference.

Having difficulties or still not sure what to do?

Contact Us. We are here to help.

How-to upgrade from BackyardEOS 3.0.x Premium Edition to BackyardEOS 3.1 Premium Edition?

Upgrading from BackyardEOS 3.0.x Premium Edition to BackyardEOS 3.1 Premium Edition is FREE.

What do I need?

  1. You need your 5-line BackyardEOS 3.0.x license key.
  2. Your coupon code is the first line of your 5-line BackyardEOS 3.0.x licence key; it is 29 characters long including dashes.

What do I do?

  1. Sign-in or create an account if not already done.
  2. Go to our store and add BackyardEOS Premium Edition in your cart and proceed to checkout.
  3. Enter your coupon code on the checkout page.
  4. Your new activation key will be issued ONLINE immediately once the transaction is complete.
  5. Download, install, enjoy!

Having difficulties or still not sure what to do?

Contact Us. We are here to help.

How-to upgrade from BackyardEOS 3.1.x Classic Edition to BackyardEOS 3.1.x Premium Edition?

Upgrading from BackyardEOS 3.1.x Classic Edition to BackyardEOS 3.1 Premium Edition is $20 USD.

What do I do?

  1. Sign-in or create an account if not already done.
  2. Go to our store and add BackyardEOS Premium Edition in your cart and proceed to checkout.
  3. Enter coupon code 'BYE-UPG-PREMIUM' on the checkout page.
  4. Your coupon entitlement will be verified instantly and your discount will be applied immediately if you are eligible.
  5. Your new activation key will be issued ONLINE immediately once the transaction is complete.
  6. Your old Classic Edition activation key will be deactivated a few days later.
  7. Download, install, enjoy!

Having difficulties or still not sure what to do?

Contact Us. We are here to help.

BackyardEOS, BackyardNIKON ('Software') and all of its documentation Copyright 2010-2017 O'Telescope Corporation

This is commercial software; not freeware.

Please read the following 'Fair' End User License Agreement carefully.

1. We grant you one single user license to install and use the software on one computer at a time. If you do not agree to the following terms of this license, please uninstall and remove all copies.

2. You may install and use the software on another computer, but the software should not be in use on more than one computer at a time unless you purchase additional licenses. You may make back-up copies of the software for archival purposes. You may not transfer your license to use the software to another party.

3. The software is protected by the copyright laws of Canada and other countries, and we retain all intellectual property rights in the software. You may not separately publish, sell, market, distribute, lend, lease, rent, or sub-license the software. However, this license is not to be construed as prohibiting or limiting any fair use sanctioned by copyright law.

NOTICE TO NON-CANADIAN END USERS

4. Non-Canadian end users are strictly prohibited from using the 'Software' in Canada. In return you will not be charged Canadian sales tax. If you do not agree you must (a) pay sales tax on the 'Software' or (b) immediately stop using the 'Software', uninstall, and remove all copies.

LIMITED WARRANTY

5. We warrant that the software will provide the features and functions generally described in the product specification on our website when you purchased it and in the product documentation. Media, on which the Software is furnished, if any, will be free from defects in materials and workmanship.

6. We have taken all reasonable steps to keep the software free of viruses, spyware, 'back door' entrances, or any other harmful code. We will not track or collect any information about you, your data, or your use of the software except as you specifically authorize. We will not intentionally deprive you of your ability to use any features of the software or access to your data.

7. We do not warrant that the software or your ability to use it will be uninterrupted or error-free. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we disclaim any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY

8. Your exclusive remedy under the above limited warranty shall be, at our option, either a full refund of the purchase price or correction of the defective software or media. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, we disclaim all liability for indirect or consequential damages that arise under this license agreement. Nothing in this agreement limits our liability to you in the event of death or personal injury resulting from gross negligence, fraud, or knowing misrepresentation on our part.

GENERAL PROVISIONS

9. If any part of this agreement is found to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining terms will stay in effect. This agreement does not prejudice the statutory rights of any party dealing as a consumer.

10. This License Agreement is governed by the laws of Canada and other countries where applicable.

11. This License Agreement replaces and supersedes all prior negotiations, dealings, agreements between Licensor and Licensee regarding the software, and is retroactive to the date the 'Software' was acquired.