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Yoddha
Vendor (APT)
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Reged: 09/25/08

Loc: Sofia-Bulgaria
Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: end]
      #5777324 - 04/04/13 10:35 AM

Hello,

With great pleasure I’m announcing that APT 2.20 is available for downloading, just in time for the coming new moon

Since the beta release are fixed some UI bugs, problems with the star catalog...

The full log of changes is:

2013/04/04 - v.2.20 New features and bug fixes
-Added: Smooth image scrolling with Shift and drag
-Added: Debayering in CCD (on camera connection and in settings dialog)
-Added: RGGB GRGB... options for Debayaring
-Added: Centering cross in Bahtinov grabber
-Added: Collimation Aid
-Added: Starts Catalog - 78 (in Object Browser)
-Added: Alignment stars maps (in Object Browser)
-Added: Smart sorting of the grids in Object Browser depending of the column type
-Added: ASCOM mount Sync by star (full version only)
-Added: Dithering without guide scope - APT Dithering (full version only)
-Added: Status for LiveView Exposure in CCD mode
-Added: LV Automation for CCD - auto selects the max binning
-Added: LiveView frames-per-second (FPS) in EOS mode
-Added: CCD Histogram is upgraded with controls for moving Black/White on steps
-Added: Possibility to store up to 5 locations in the Settings dialog
-Added: Check box "Don't save Object Name", Settings->Advanced
-Added: LX200 compatible mounts support, Settings->Advanced
-Added: Object Calculator for CCD mode
-Added: Single_ prefix for Shoot button images
-Added: Focus plan type - stores only one temporary image on the HDD and no images on the camera

-Changed: Faster cross rotation/moving
-Changed: Some UI and work-flow improvements
-Changed: Bahtinov Aid optimizations

-Fixed: A bug with EOS 40D Bulb exposures
-Fixed: 6D EXIF temperature readings
-Fixed: Bug in Plan cloning
-Fixed: No filter change when Pause = 0s
-Fixed: Shoot button file names and storing inconsistency
-Fixed: Minor fixes here and there

-Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green)

Looking forward to see your images and to hear your suggestions and opinion!


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Yoddha
Vendor (APT)
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Reged: 09/25/08

Loc: Sofia-Bulgaria
Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: Yoddha]
      #5814634 - 04/22/13 04:32 AM

Hello,

There is a new section in the APT's site that contains video tutorials Take a look!

http://www.ideiki.com/astro/Videos.aspx


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madkiwinz
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Reged: 05/10/13

Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: GizmoDave]
      #6005873 - 08/04/13 05:27 AM

Hi I have a question regarding APT v2.2 (full version). I have got it installed great and with my canon 1100d not a problem but when I connect my scope I strike a few problems. I have the latest Ascom drivers v6sp2. I can connect to the scope and it picks up that it is a Celestron AVX mount no problems but when I go to slew or sync or Goto I get the error “Cannot slew to coordinates. Exception occurred".
I run the Ascom diag with no problems any ideas.

Paul


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Yoddha
Vendor (APT)
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Reged: 09/25/08

Loc: Sofia-Bulgaria
Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: madkiwinz]
      #6006091 - 08/04/13 12:32 PM

Hi Paul,

Make sure that the tracking is enabled in the ASCOM dialog. If it is not enabled by a strange reason ASCOM gives error...

Many thanks!


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madkiwinz
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Reged: 05/10/13

Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: Yoddha]
      #6006997 - 08/05/13 03:10 AM

I have gone to the Ascom profile explorer and under Telescope drivers/Celestron it is set to -1(it won't let me change the settings even if I enable the root kit)was there another setting?

Paul


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madkiwinz
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Reged: 05/10/13

Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: madkiwinz]
      #6007024 - 08/05/13 04:25 AM

Doh!! user error all sorted, as I hadn't aligned the scope it wouldn't slew....you live and learn.

Paul


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Yoddha
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Reged: 09/25/08

Loc: Sofia-Bulgaria
Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: madkiwinz]
      #6007352 - 08/05/13 10:24 AM

Paul,

I have tried to post yesterday, that the mount should be tracking or ASCOM will give error... But I'm away with un-relyable connection and the post was not published... It is good that you have found a solution


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Yoddha
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Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: Yoddha]
      #6028772 - 08/16/13 09:23 AM

Hello,

I'm happy to announce that the new version of APT is available for download Many thanks for all the help that made it possible!

The usual list of changes is below.

2013/08/16 - v.2.30 New features and bug fixes
-Added: Custom support for QSI cameras (check the User's guide for filter names definition)
-Confirmed: Works with Moravian cameras
-Added: Don't sync EOS clock setting in Advanced Tab
-Added: Import/Export site coordinates from/to ASCOM in Location Tab
-Added: Canon library 2.13 is incorporated
-Added: Correct B or M dial mode check for Shoot button
-Added: Filter wheel usage in EOS mode plans
-Added: Filter name is part of the file names in EOS mode
-Added: Region of Interest in CCD mode
-Added: Meridian Flip Clock (full version only)
-Added: Countdown beeps for the last 3s of a pause in focus plans and delayed execution
-Added: Temperature tab in settings dialog
-Added: Support for USB_Dewpoint sensor
-Added: Cooling/Warming Aid for CCD mode
-Added: Detection of possible thermal shock in CCD mode
-Changed: Faster focuser position feedback

-Moved: ASCOM focuser control is available in the demo version.
-Moved: Sound notifications are available in the demo version.

-Fixed: Problems with EOS 6D
-Fixed: Disappearing Cross
-Fixed: Low LiveView frame rate when Right lens control button is used
-Fixed: TIFF creation crash in EOS mode when long plan is executed
-Fixed: Minor bug in the APT dithering
-Fixed: Minor bug in EOS mode when Auto cancel feature is used
-Fixed: Crash in CCD mode when LiveView is ON and APT is closed
-Fixed: Crash in CCD mode when many images are taken
-Fixed: Bug in Darkness clock when there is no Astro twilight
-Fixed: Minor fixes here and there

-Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green)


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Yoddha
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Loc: Sofia-Bulgaria
Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: Yoddha]
      #6029421 - 08/16/13 03:38 PM

If someone have problem with switching between EOS and CCD mode, just download the archive from the site again

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Yoddha
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Loc: Sofia-Bulgaria
Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: Yoddha]
      #6039770 - 08/22/13 09:19 AM

There is a small update to fix some recently found problems missed during the beta tests

2013/08/22 - v.2.31 Small update
- Added: Possibility to set CCD temperature in one step by setting Cooling/Warming step to 0
- Changed: When PHD dithering is in progress the PHD Status is updated on every second
- Fixed: Bug in PHD dithering on some computers
- Fixed: Bug in CCD mode when Shoot and Stop combination is used
- Fixed: A bug that generates huge log file in EOS Mode during LiveView. The old file will be automatically cleared
- Fixed: Bug in EOS plan with filter wheel change and 0s pause


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orionn1
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Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: GizmoDave]
      #6056903 - 08/31/13 11:54 PM

hello i am sure its been asked but cant find it. is it available for mac?

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Yoddha
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Reged: 09/25/08

Loc: Sofia-Bulgaria
Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: orionn1]
      #6057029 - 09/01/13 02:42 AM

Hello,

APT has no Mac version, but as I know it runs fine under Windows emulator


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ky1duck
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Reged: 12/13/12

Loc: paducah,ky
Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: Yoddha]
      #6079648 - 09/13/13 11:59 PM

I have been using v2.10 without any problems using my canon T1i (hooked up with USB cable and serial shutter cable running windows 7)decided to upgrade to v2.31 and now when taking a image the shutter opens but when the timer hits 0 it dosent release just stays open till I hit the stop button. any ideas on what might be wrong? also uninstalled v2.31 and went back to v2.10 and everything worked right.

Robert


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Yoddha
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Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: ky1duck]
      #6079724 - 09/14/13 01:45 AM

Hi Robert,

I'll investigate what is going on, but why do you use serial cable? APT can control all functions of T1i without it.


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ky1duck
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Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: ky1duck]
      #6080197 - 09/14/13 11:15 AM

Quote:

I have been using v2.10 without any problems using my canon T1i (hooked up with USB cable and serial shutter cable running windows 7)decided to upgrade to v2.31 and now when taking a image the shutter opens but when the timer hits 0 it dosent release just stays open till I hit the stop button. any ideas on what might be wrong? also uninstalled v2.31 and went back to v2.10 and everything worked right.

Robert




ops.... system is running windows xp not windows 7.

will try it with just usb.


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ky1duck
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Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: ky1duck]
      #6080303 - 09/14/13 12:25 PM

ok did some playing around this morn. and found out it was because I had the serial cable hooked up. unplugged it and set it to virtual and it works just fine.

Robert


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Yoddha
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Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: ky1duck]
      #6080519 - 09/14/13 02:30 PM

It is great that the problem is solved

If I can be in help just drop a line


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Yoddha
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Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: Yoddha]
      #6083590 - 09/16/13 10:19 AM

Hi Robert,

I found the problem in the Serial cable and will release a fix tomorrow


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Yoddha
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Reged: 09/25/08

Loc: Sofia-Bulgaria
Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: Yoddha]
      #6085426 - 09/17/13 08:02 AM

There is a small update on the server

2013/09/17 - v.2.32 Small update
- Added: Latest Canon library
- Added: Support for EOS 70D
- Added: Dithering settle time in APT native dithering
- Verified: All features except Mirror Locking works with EOS 70D
- Fixed: Bug in ImagePreview "Browse" button
- Fixed: Bug in APT native dithering
- Fixed: Bug in switching between Color and Mono FITS preview
- Fixed: Bug when Serial cable is used with Digic III and newer cameras


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Yoddha
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Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT new [Re: Yoddha]
      #6112896 - 10/02/13 11:01 AM

There is a new small update that fixes some problems and add few small features. Check the list to see if you need this version.

2013/10/02 - v.2.33 Small update
- Added: Temper Gold support
- Added: Stop Auto cooling on CCD connection (Settings->Advanced tab)
- Added: Remote Desktop cursor fix (Settings->Advanced tab)
- Added: Check for ROI on plan start
- Changed: Disable ROI and Cooling option in plan execution
- Changed: Removed the filter name form the dark filenames
- Fixed: Incorrect duration display for long CCD exposures
- Fixed: TemperHum V2 readings problem
- Fixed: Bug when DSUSB is used with Digic III and newer cameras
- Fixed: Problem with audio in Object Browser
- Fixed: A bug in Plan editor visible in clean install before first connection to camera


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