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#26 AndyBooth

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 08:53 AM

Can you still get a 30 day trial of this software?
If so how is this obtained?


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#27 guyroch

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:05 AM

Can you still get a 30 day trial of this software?
If so how is this obtained?


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You bet. Go to http://www.backyardeos.com/ and click on trial.

If this fails send me a direct email at backyardEOS@yahoo.com and I'll send you a key just the same.

Thank you for your support and interest.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:21 PM

I upgraded to the latest version.....it's clicking away right now, great product and support!!!

I have tried BackYard Red and was wondering how to get it to work with a dual monitor? Right now the main is BYR and I just keep BYE maximized on the other for light control.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:03 PM

Thank you Steve.

BackyardRED does not yet support dual monitors. But I'm working on it. You found a nice workaround in the meantime :)

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 06:53 PM

I read in another forum that mirror lockup was to be supported back in November 2011. I bought the software but don't see an option when my 1000d is connected via usb. Am I missing something?

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 12:44 PM

Mirror lockup in version 2.0.x is supported with a serial cable.

In the next release 2.1.x mirror lockup will be supported natively with only the usb cable for DIGIC IV cameras. I'm aiming sometime in April for the 2.1 release.

Hope this helps,

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 01:02 PM

It sure does, thanks for the info.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 03:32 PM

Guylain,
I used version 2 for the 1st time last night and thought it was great. I really like the large display of exposure time, etc. Makes it much easier to see. I also like being able to click on a image to enlarge it for inspection.

Great job on a wonderful software package!

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 07:19 AM

Guylain,
I also like being able to click on a image to enlarge it for inspection.


Then you'll be very impressed with the release of 2.1 in a few months :) It will show immediate enlargement and localized image statistics, including histogram, just by pointing the mouse :)

Thank you for your support and interest,

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 11:17 PM

I recently started using BYE with my shiny new T2i and I noticed one odd issue. The battery level always shows 80% even as the battery was actually running out.

Great program! I absolutely love it!

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:18 AM

I read somewhere that the camera is reporting that #....I believe it rolls down in increments of 20%.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 04:49 PM

I have a bug in the current 2.0.2 release where the battery level change event is ignored if it fires during a bulb exposure. This is why the UI is never updated :(. I will fix it in the 2.1 release.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 03:09 PM

I have a bug in the current 2.0.2 release where the battery level change event is ignored if it fires during a bulb exposure. This is why the UI is never updated :(. I will fix it in the 2.1 release.

Guylain


I noticed this, but talk about a minor detail when compared to the benefits of this program. :grin:

I can't wait for...
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you already know :grin:

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:58 AM

BackyardEOS 2.0.3 ready for download

http://www.backyarde...m/download.aspx

Planetary crash creating the AVI file is fixed.

The AVI file size limit of 2 GIG is no longer an issue. A planetary recording
will result in a single AVI file regardless of its size.

Do not be alarmed if it takes a few minutes for the AVI to show up in your
download folder. Here's the reason why…

Once a planetary recording is complete BackyardEOS will convert the AVI to
ensure it can be read by Registax (or other processing tool) without requiring
any additional conversion. You will note a notification icon appearing in
Windows notification area in the lower right corner of your screen; if you click
on the notification icon you will witness the conversion progress. This process
will queue the conversions should you start another planetary recording before
the first is completely converted to ensure your computer does not suffer from
performance degradation.

The conversion is optional and a setting "AVI conversion" is available in the
Setting window for those who do not need or want BackyardEOS to convert the AVI
for you. If you choose not to have BackyardEOS convert the file for you on the
fly you can always convert it at a later time using VirtualDub.

Thank you for your help and patience.

Guylain

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 04:57 AM

Hi there! Any chance that a Mac version is being worked on? Or can this run under something like boot camp or parallels? Thanks!!

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 01:01 PM

You need run under boot camp or parallels for now. A lot of users are running under parallels with no issues at all.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:54 PM

I like the feature that you have for the illuminated eyepiece for doing drift alignments. If I were to make a custom layer for measuring arcseconds, am I able to drop that in a program directory so I can use it too (provided I rename the image)?

If not, could I send it to you for use in a future release?

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:40 PM

It's not an image, the reticule is drawn dynamically on-the-fly. I do have plans to offer a more precise measurement base on your optics eventually.

Thank you for your support,

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:50 AM

Guylain

if I get a cable to hookup PHD Guiding to my mount via a usb port can I use BackyardEOS to track while taking images without a guide scope.

Thanks
Jim

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:54 PM

Jim,

BYE does not do guiding, it does dithering.

This said you can't guide and image with the same camera. This is not possible with DSLRs.

You need a separate guide camera and either a guide scope or an off-axis guider hooked up to PHD. Once you have proper guiding then, and only then, can BYE do its magic and dither between each images.

Does this make sense?

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:02 AM

Guylain

Yes it does make sense. I was confused between dithering and guiding. thanks for the clairification. maybe a glossary of terms would help for us newbe's.

Jim

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:54 AM

There is a good explanation of dithering in the BYE user manual... but I'm no different than anybody else... I rarely read those manuals too :(

Thank you for your support.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 11:47 AM

Gaylain

is BYEOS compatible with Starzona Focus Max.

Jim

#49 Larry S.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 08:25 AM

My name is Larry Stephens. Ive been waiting for a reply with a trial code so i can download the version-3 BYE.Woiuld
like to here from someone ate BYE!

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 09:41 AM

Larry,

You trial key was sent July 20th. I remember the email exchange we had that day too.

If you're requesting another trial via the web site I won't get the trial request as you're already had a trial key, your subsequent request are swallowed by the spam control I have on the site.

Please send me a PM if you need 1:1 assistance.

Thank you

Guylain






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