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PGW Steve
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Loc: Winnipeg, Canada
Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: Orion58]
      #4945439 - 12/02/11 02:55 AM

I know you've recently incorporated ASCOM focusing capabilities into BYE, I don't have any ASCOM focusers at the present time. I was wondering if BYE can use the FWHM readings and auto focus an EOS lens via the Canon focus drivers present in their camera control software?

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guyroch
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Reged: 01/22/08

Loc: Under the clouds!
Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: PGW Steve]
      #4949666 - 12/04/11 01:57 PM

Steve,

The auto focus feature I'm currently working on is for ASCOM focusers initially. I will probably see how I can adapt it to use the lens in a second phase.

Guylain


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Jimmy2K63
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 04/26/09

Loc: Alberta, Canada
Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: guyroch]
      #4964717 - 12/13/11 01:29 PM

I've downloaded the newest version and have not yet tried it out with camera and scope, and probably won't for a few months, I enjoy being inside in the winter. Having said that, I use it all the time for a quick check of the weather. I used the previous version quite a bit last summer and fall and love it.

One thing I am really looking forward to is trying this out in planetary mode.

James


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guyroch
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Reged: 01/22/08

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Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: Jimmy2K63]
      #4965208 - 12/13/11 07:35 PM

Thanks James... in that case you'll be happy to know that in the next release (a few months from now) I've greatly improved creating the AVI in planetary. In the next release creating the AVI is actually _all_ done live while recording so no more waiting at the end of the recording session to shove all images in the AVI.

Guylain


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guyroch
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Reged: 01/22/08

Loc: Under the clouds!
Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: guyroch]
      #5007195 - 01/08/12 12:02 PM

Happy New Year everyone!

BackyardEOS 2.0.2 dated January 8th, 2012 has just been released.

This is a very small incremental service release which addresses just a few minor issues/bugs reported in 2.0.1.

If you have not experienced any issues with 2.0.1 you don't have to upgrade.

But... 2.0.2 also comes with a brand new complete user manual... A big thank you to John Eckert for his contribution in creating this complete manual. Thank you John!

You can download and view the change log here.
http://www.backyardeos.com/download.aspx

Thank you for your support,

Guylain


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AndyBooth
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Reged: 07/08/09

Loc: Nottingham UK
Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: Orion58]
      #5061736 - 02/08/12 08:53 AM

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


regards


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guyroch
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Reged: 01/22/08

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Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: AndyBooth]
      #5061961 - 02/08/12 11:05 AM

Quote:

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


regards




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.

Guylain


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PGW Steve
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Reged: 10/03/06

Loc: Winnipeg, Canada
Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: guyroch]
      #5071300 - 02/13/12 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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guyroch
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Reged: 01/22/08

Loc: Under the clouds!
Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: PGW Steve]
      #5071367 - 02/13/12 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

Guylain


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Jmel
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Reged: 01/24/12

Loc: Eastern North Carolina
Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: guyroch]
      #5079041 - 02/18/12 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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guyroch
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Reged: 01/22/08

Loc: Under the clouds!
Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: Jmel]
      #5080158 - 02/19/12 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,

Guylain


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Jmel
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Reged: 01/24/12

Loc: Eastern North Carolina
Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: guyroch]
      #5080208 - 02/19/12 01:02 PM

It sure does, thanks for the info.

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Jason B
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Loc: Mid-Michigan
Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: Jmel]
      #5082214 - 02/20/12 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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guyroch
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Reged: 01/22/08

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Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: Jason B]
      #5083227 - 02/21/12 07:19 AM

Quote:

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,

Guylain


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jgraham
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Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: guyroch]
      #5093145 - 02/26/12 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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budman1961
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Reged: 02/25/11

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Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: jgraham]
      #5093463 - 02/27/12 08:18 AM

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

Andy


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guyroch
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Reged: 01/22/08

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Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: budman1961]
      #5094394 - 02/27/12 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.

Guylain


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zerro1
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Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: guyroch]
      #5095970 - 02/28/12 03:09 PM

Quote:

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.

I can't wait for...


you already know


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guyroch
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Reged: 01/22/08

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Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: zerro1]
      #5121424 - 03/14/12 07:58 AM

BackyardEOS 2.0.3 ready for download

http://www.backyardeos.com/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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wrz0170
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Reged: 03/08/12

Loc: Bethlehem, Pa
Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: guyroch]
      #5128074 - 03/18/12 05:57 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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