BackyardNIKON

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BackyardNIKON supports over 25 Nikon DSLR 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. BackyardNIKON has been tested with Shoestring Astronomy DSUSB serial cables.

Name Live view Bulb Mirror Lock Operating System Tested
D3 Not supported
D3S Yes Yes (serial) No Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) (Vista SP2 compatibility mode) Yes
D3X Not supported
D4 Yes Yes (usb) No Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
D4S Yes Yes (usb) No Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
D5 Yes Yes (usb) No Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
D40 No Yes (serial/ir) No Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) (Vista SP2 compatibility mode) Yes
D50 Not supported
D60 No Yes (serial/ir) No Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) (Vista SP2 compatibility mode) Yes
D70 Not supported
D80 No Yes (serial/ir) No Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) (Vista SP2 compatibility mode) Yes
D90 Yes Yes (serial) No Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
D200 No Yes (serial) No Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
D300 Yes Yes (serial) No Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
D300S Yes Yes (serial) No Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
D500 Yes Yes (usb) No Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
D600 Yes Yes (usb) No Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
D610 Yes Yes (usb) No Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
D700 Yes Yes (usb) No Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
D750 Yes Yes (usb) No Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
D800 Yes Yes (usb) No Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
D810 Yes Yes (usb) No Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
D810a Yes Yes (usb) No Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
D3000 Not supported
D3100 Not supported
D3200 Not supported
D3300 Not supported
D5000 Yes Yes (serial) No Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
D5100 Yes Yes (serial) No Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
D5200 Yes Yes (usb) No Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
D5300 Yes Yes (usb) No Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
D5500 Yes Yes (usb) No Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
D5600 Yes Yes (usb) No Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
D7000 Yes Yes (serial) No Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
D7100 Yes Yes (usb) No Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes
D7200 Yes Yes (usb) No Vista, W7, W8, W10 (32/64 bits) Yes

 

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 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 BackyardNIKON 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 BackyardNIKON 1.0 or 2.0 and I just want the latest release. What do I do?

Upgrading from BackyardNIKON 1.0.x or 2.0.x to the latest 2.0.x is FREE.

What do I need to do?

If you currently own BackyardNIKON 1.0.x or or 2.0.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 BackyardNIKON 1.0 or 2.0 Classic Edition to BackyardNIKON 2.0.x Premium Edition?

Upgrading from BackyardNIKON 1.0.x or 2.0.x Classic Edition to BackyardNIKON 2.0.x 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 BackyardNIKON Premium Edition in your cart and proceed to checkout.
  3. Enter coupon code 'BYN-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.