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#1 guyroch

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:39 AM

Well... Sky At Night magazine had a great review in the July 2012 issue by Pete Lawrence.

And now Astronomy Magazine has selected BackyardEOS as one of their 35 new hot Star Products for 2012; see their September 2012 issue which just came out this week.

Thank you for all your support and interest.

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#2 guyroch

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:39 AM

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 11:00 AM

Congrats you deserve it. :waytogo:

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 11:50 AM

Congratulations, you really changed the way people do astronomy with a DSLR!

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:25 PM

Congratulations! Well deserved!

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:29 PM

Congratulations, you really changed the way people do astronomy with a DSLR!


Thank you, this statement means a lot more than you can think :)

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:42 PM

Well deserved! I read the Sky at Night review

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 08:01 AM

Well deserved! Congrats!

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 11:27 AM

Now, if I could just get in on my Mac.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:35 AM

Yes, Mac version please+++

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:15 PM

Well... BackyardEOS is a .net application so a native Mac version is not for tomorrow. I did purchase a Mac Mini last year so I might try run it on MONO eventually and see what happens. One thing is for sure is that if I ever get down to it some features will never work on Mac, like the ASCOM compliant plug-ins; this is only for Windows :(

Thank you for your support and interest,

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:11 PM

I suggest mac owners should use Parallels 8 to run BYE and save Guylain a lot of programming hours. BYE runs without a glitch on my Mac Book Pro. Guylain should allocate those hours to improve the existing software as well as to speed up the development on BackyarNIK and BackyardCCD.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:23 PM

I suggest mac owners should use Parallels 8 to run BYE and save Guylain a lot of programming hours. BYE runs without a glitch on my Mac Book Pro. Guylain should allocate those hours to improve the existing software as well as to speed up the development on BackyarNIK and BackyardCCD.


If it were to be develop in a common language it could be compiled for each platform. Lots of companies do this to support both platforms.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:29 PM

Well... BackyardEOS is a .net application so a native Mac version is not for tomorrow. I did purchase a Mac Mini last year so I might try run it on MONO eventually and see what happens. One thing is for sure is that if I ever get down to it some features will never work on Mac, like the ASCOM compliant plug-ins; this is only for Windows :(

Thank you for your support and interest,

Guylain


Guylain,

Not sure what you mean, many software companies have MAC apps that use ASCOM.

I think you will find that there are a lot of MAC users who love what you have done. I think you have a great software package. I know you can run it in virtual, but, native is always better.

Tony

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:01 PM

Not sure what you mean, many software companies have MAC apps that use ASCOM.


The ASCOM platform is only for Windows... unless I'm missing the obvious.

http://ascom-standards.org/index.htm

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:18 PM

I will have to go back into the SB forum and ask the question. I have TheSkyX Mac Pro version and it can control many ASCOM compliant scopes natively.

Let me post there and see what they say.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:04 AM

At the bottom of: http://ascom-standar...ut/Projects.htm

"Note that ASCOM is Windows-only, so these X2 to ASCOM drivers will not work with TheSky X Pro running on Mac OS X."

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:28 AM

So then how is TheSkyX Pro for Mac running the Meade hardware? I have posted this question to the SB forums, let's see what they say.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:55 PM

Per Daniel Bisque:

"TheSkyX's native driver uses Meade's published Autostar/LX200 Command Set to communicate with the mount."

So, not ASCOM, but, still very doable on the Mac.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:02 PM

Parallels :)

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:48 PM

I don't know what Guylain's staff is, but the bottom line is he (and his staff) are amongst the MOST responsive developers I have ever seen.

Not only does he so software, but he is an Astro-hobbiest (Astronomer) also. My compliments to him!

I have posted a question on the yahoo group at midnight, and have had responses within a half-hour.

Major kudos to Guylain.....I look forward to seeing BYNiK and BYCCD!

Andy

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:51 AM

I don't know what Guylain's staff is, but the bottom line is he (and his staff) are amongst the MOST responsive developers I have ever seen.

Not only does he so software, but he is an Astro-hobbiest (Astronomer) also. My compliments to him!

I have posted a question on the yahoo group at midnight, and have had responses within a half-hour.

Major kudos to Guylain.....I look forward to seeing BYNiK and BYCCD!

Andy


STAFF = Guylain!

BackayrdEOS is a weeknight/weekend gig for me. I have a friend helping me form time to time, Chris. Other than that I have a regular day job just like you :)

Thank you for the kind words and for making BackyardEOS part of your journey.

Guylain






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