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MarvinTheMartin
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Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: Yoddha]
      #4404479 - 02/22/11 06:53 PM

Ivo, I got the email you sent me. and I also edited my previous post.

Thanks
Jeff


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Yoddha
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Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: MarvinTheMartin]
      #4405127 - 02/23/11 01:01 AM

Thanks Jeff! Clear skies!

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Yoddha
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Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: Yoddha]
      #4405735 - 02/23/11 10:56 AM

Some quick news The Dutch version of the tooltips was updated with the new texts in v.1.40 A lot of thanks Henrik! Also there are some small fixes in the English version. Both can be got from the Download page...

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Yoddha
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Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: Yoddha]
      #4416319 - 02/28/11 03:30 AM

More news Adam was very kind to update the Polish translation and now it is available on the site! Many thanks Adam!!!

Also a French translation is in progress


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Mittag56
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Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: Yoddha]
      #4430442 - 03/06/11 03:58 PM

I have been reading up on APT and have a quick question about the objects viewer...can you import or change it to reflect a targeting plan for the evening or is it set to only whats listed on features page.

Thanks Mittag56


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Yoddha
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Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: Mittag56]
      #4430467 - 03/06/11 04:10 PM

Hello Mittag56,

You have freedom to make calculations of the objects scale for any object size, focal length and camera combination even in the demo version.

In the full version there is a catalog of 545 objects to speed up these calculations and to help in objects framing.

Regards,
Ivo


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Yoddha
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Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: Yoddha]
      #4481584 - 03/29/11 08:53 AM

Hello,

The new version is here As usual there is a list of changes :

2011/3/29 - v.1.50 New features and bug fixes
-Added: DARV - Drift Alignment by Robert Vice method using LiveView - Never implemented in astro program before! (in full version only)
-Added: Auto detection of the dial mode and advise for the needed mode
-Added: New plan type - Bias plan. Automatically selects the fastest shutter speed supported by the camera
-Added: AV dial mode support for Flat plans - the exposure duration will be determined by the camera
-Added: "L_", "D_", "F_" and "B_" (for Light, Dark, Flat and Bias plans) are added in the beginning of the file names for easier post-processing
-Added: Image Path selection dialog (full version only)
-Added: Autostar extension of Telescope Panel with all hand-box keys – available for Meade mounts. (full version only)
-Added: 600D and 1100D support (may require a non released yet update of the Canon library)
-Change: Telescope connection will not be closed when the panel is closed (full version only)
-Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green)
-Fixed: A problem with 60D LiveView
-Fixed: Fix of the problem when ASCOM and EQMode are used. Now tracking will not stop after a move (full version only)
-Fixed: Some UI issues under Win7

There are updates since the 1.45 beta, so it is advisable to upgrade it!

More news! The site has a new section – Gallery. It will be great if you help to extend it with your images!

Clear skies!


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Yoddha
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Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: Yoddha]
      #4502601 - 04/07/11 11:42 AM

There is small update of APT - 1.51. The changes are :



- Better DARV. The optimal position is displayed as red circle (in full version only)
- Usage of the latest Canon library 2.10.0 that supports 600D and 1100D
- ISO and exposure are restored the previous values after LiveView session
- Verified that 600D works with APT 1.51


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redfox
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Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: Yoddha]
      #4505198 - 04/08/11 02:45 PM

HiIvo,how do i go about loaded the lastest update? do i uninstall version i have and then download latest version entering my key again? regards andrew.

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Yoddha
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Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: redfox]
      #4505277 - 04/08/11 03:28 PM

Hi Andrew,

Yes, you have to use your key to download the latest version. Usually there is no need to uninstall the previous version. Just run the new setup.


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Yoddha
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Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: Yoddha]
      #4528800 - 04/19/11 11:18 AM

The Dutch version of Tooltips is updated...

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Yoddha
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Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: Yoddha]
      #4562877 - 05/05/11 07:58 AM

Some APT news The Polish version of the tooltips was updated. DARV improvements are almost finished.

Also the Gallery page is growing fast with images from all over the world!


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Denimsky
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Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: Yoddha]
      #4567368 - 05/07/11 01:05 PM

Hi Ivo.

How it the DARV feature revision coming along?
You seem happy with results!

Thank you.

Edited by Denimsky (05/07/11 01:05 PM)


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Yoddha
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Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: Denimsky]
      #4567384 - 05/07/11 01:13 PM

Hi Denimsky,

I think that DARV is ready, but have to test it under the sky. I got a lot of help from Robert Vice and Benjamin (from the yahoo group)!

So soon there will be a small update


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Yoddha
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Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: Yoddha]
      #4577037 - 05/12/11 10:28 AM

Hello,

Some great news! APT has Tooltips in Portuguese thank to Nelson Viegas, one of the very first supporters. Many thanks Nelson!

The second news is that Robert Vice was very kind to edit the English version and made it much more understandable and clear. Many thanks Robert!

Both files can be found in the "Downloads" page on APT site.

Now the available translations are : Dutch, Polish, German and Portuguese Also I'm expecting the French one to be finished very soon.


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Yoddha
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Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: Yoddha]
      #4584582 - 05/16/11 08:39 AM

Hello,

Thank to Lola Cello-Kirkham the French translation is a fact As usual you can find in the "Downloads" page. Many thanks Lola!

Ciel clair!
Ivo


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Yoddha
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Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: Yoddha]
      #4605541 - 05/27/11 07:14 AM

Hello,

The major version 1.60 is taking more time than was planned, so a small update was just released. I want to express my special thanks to Robert Vice and Benjamin Rodriguez for their help in fixing DARV!

Here is the usual list of changes:

2011/5/27 - v.1.53 New features and bug fixes

-Added: RAW only images preview
-Added: Scrollable log panel with all messages since last APT restart
-Added: When a plan is looped (Shift+Start) round number is printed in the log panel
-Added: Support for exposures with duration 0s in order to define complex plans with pauses between the lines
-Added: Sharp Image/LiveView effect in the demo version
-Added: Negative Image/LiveView effect in the demo version
-Added: R, G, B, L histograms in the demo version
-Added: Support for Meade LX200 Classic - slew speed has to be changed from the handset (in full version only)
-Added: Support for Meade Autostar II (in full version only)
-Added: Setting for the number of frames used in LV Stack (in full version only, demo uses fixed value 20)
-Added: Setting to enable/disable LiveView Automation for maximum sensitivity (in full version only, demo uses fixed value ON)
-Added: Settings dialog box is optimized for netbook screen resolutions
-Fixed: DARV - the red circle is displayed on the right place (in full version only)
-Fixed: Rare problem with Digic2 cameras under MS Vista
-Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green)

While you are downloading the new version, take a look on our growing Gallery! It will be great if you join to this initiative!


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Yoddha
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Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: Yoddha]
      #4648528 - 06/20/11 06:40 AM

Hello,

Chris was very kind to update the German translation with the latest additions. Many thanks Chris!

The file can be downloaded from APT site.

In the APT's Yahoo group or APT's forum you can see what will be the new user interface and other news around the upcoming v.1.60


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Yoddha
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Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: Yoddha]
      #4668287 - 07/01/11 10:44 AM

Hello,

On the site you can find a new "beta" version that contains 95% of the things that will come in 1.60. In "Download" page you can find a link "Download beta version".

From Tuesday I'll be on vacation and will not work on APT till am back, so decided to release what I have. The window resizing is not finished and because of that is disabled, there is need to clean some UI bits, to update the tooltips and User's guide, but they will wait till I'm back. The version looks stable, but will suggest you to have a copy of the 1.53 setup in case there are problems

I'll check the mail every day so will be able to respond to all questions

Here are the list of changes and some notes:

- New User Interface. APT has a new look All features are grouped in three tabs Camera, Telescope and Tools. There are no more buttons with icons. Also there is different look for 4:3 and wide screens that gives optimal size of the preview.
- Dropdown lists have scroll-bars that can be used with mouse.
- Shoot button can be used for Bulb exposures. In this mode the anti-vibration pause and long exposure control settings are in use.
- Reminder to put on/off the telescope cap when you switch between Dark/Bias and Light/Flat plans.
- Reminder that Virtual long exposure control and Digic 3 camera combination will lead to amp glow.
- Image browser (in demo version you can't change the folder). You can preview images and use them to build Framing Mask. When you shoot in RAW+L the browser will show only the JPG file because it is faster. If there is no JPG then RAW file will be displayed.
- The images folder will not be changed after midnight.
- The default images folder now is C:\APT_Images\Camera_1. (in the demo version it can't be changed).
- Fixed it the @@@ bug in file naming.
- LiveView automation now uses 30s as exposure time.
- AutoStar section now has Up and Down buttons (full version only).
- Camera status in main window now shows Current/Remaining count during plan execution.
- Camera auto-connection on startup. If the camera is on it will be connected automatically.
- Other small enhancements and fixes.

I'll be very thankful to hear your feedback, opinions and suggestions!


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Yoddha
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Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: Yoddha]
      #4704312 - 07/21/11 08:25 AM

I'm very happy to announce that Paolo Cosetti translated APT's tooltips in Italian! As usual you can get the file from Download page of the site.

Many thanks Paolo!


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