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Re: BackyardEOS is re-born! new [Re: bilgebay]
      #4216345 - 11/29/10 07:03 AM

Minimum screen resolution is 1024 x 768? So no good with 1024 x 600 Netbooks?

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Re: BackyardEOS is re-born! new [Re: Greg K.]
      #4216521 - 11/29/10 09:32 AM

thats unfortunate as I was about to purchase the software, thanks for pointing it out.

Quote:

Minimum screen resolution is 1024 x 768? So no good with 1024 x 600 Netbooks?




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guyroch
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Re: BackyardEOS is re-born! new [Re: Kellogg]
      #4216616 - 11/29/10 10:36 AM

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thats unfortunate as I was about to purchase the software, thanks for pointing it out.

Quote:

Minimum screen resolution is 1024 x 768? So no good with 1024 x 600 Netbooks?







I have had the same request on another Astronomy forum yesterday, I will be working on an 1024 x 600 version and should be available in a week or 2. I will however make it an option, or better yet auto-detect, because I want to want to keep using as much screen real estate as possible for the other users.

1024 x 600 is just around the corner

Thanks for support and interest.

Guylain


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Re: BackyardEOS is re-born! new [Re: bilgebay]
      #4216631 - 11/29/10 10:42 AM

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Thank you Guylain. I will buy your software today. It looks very promising.

An iPhone version will be great. I am using Sky Safari for all the planning and for wireless telescope control. It works like a dream. Having a camera control on iPhone platform will help avoiding a laptop in the field completely. This is a suggestion for future development.

All the best.

Sedat




I'm not saying no to iPhone or Android but I am saying not now I have enough on my plate to keep me busy for a sort while. I know I will definitely be reaching a new user base if I do and be a pioneer in doing do

Guylain


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Re: BackyardEOS is re-born! new [Re: guyroch]
      #4216639 - 11/29/10 10:46 AM

Quote:

Quote:

thats unfortunate as I was about to purchase the software, thanks for pointing it out.

Quote:

Minimum screen resolution is 1024 x 768? So no good with 1024 x 600 Netbooks?







I have had the same request on another Astronomy forum yesterday, I will be working on an 1024 x 600 version and should be available in a week or 2. I will however make it an option, or better yet auto-detect, because I want to want to keep using as much screen real estate as possible for the other users.

1024 x 600 is just around the corner

Thanks for support and interest.

Guylain




Thanks. I'll definitely be looking into taking this for a spin when that feature is available.


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Jerry Lodriguss
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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: guyroch]
      #4216992 - 11/29/10 01:35 PM

Hi Guylain,

That looks like an interesting piece of software.

But one note... the red type on a black background on your web pages is nearly unreadable. I just gave up and left the page.

You really need to change this and think of your customers.

Screen shots of the program that show the night vision mode are ok, but the rest of the text should be something that can be read more easily.

Jerry


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guyroch
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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: Jerry Lodriguss]
      #4217197 - 11/29/10 03:20 PM

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Hi Guylain,

That looks like an interesting piece of software.

But one note... the red type on a black background on your web pages is nearly unreadable. I just gave up and left the page.

You really need to change this and think of your customers.

Screen shots of the program that show the night vision mode are ok, but the rest of the text should be something that can be read more easily.

Jerry




Thanks Jerry... there is a lot of red going on the web site. Just to clarify, you mean the bright red on black is hard to read on the web site, not the maroon on black? Right?

Thanks, I appreciate all the input.

Guylain


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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: guyroch]
      #4217296 - 11/29/10 04:09 PM

Guylain, I do not see anything wrong with the site..
I can easily read everything there...

It may be a bit harder for some though, I can see that affecting some with poor vision..

It is mainly the darker red on black texts that are low contrast, the bright red is very easy to see and read..

I think it looks great... just my 2's...

Cheers!


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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: nofxrx]
      #4217430 - 11/29/10 05:27 PM

I'll second Brent saying that I can easily read the website.

Guylain, seems like a great product!

P.


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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: Peds]
      #4217681 - 11/29/10 07:44 PM

Guylain,

Great looking program, I'm probably going to buy it. Right now I use Nebulosity for frame and focus and then switch over to the Canon software for imaging. Looks like I can just use one program now. One question though, can you have the program shoot one second subs (or longer) repeatedly in frame and focus mode without saving the image? This is a neat feature of Nebulosity that helps frame objects as you are moving the mount in situations where live view isn't sensitive enough to pick up the stars.


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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: Tim C]
      #4217720 - 11/29/10 08:06 PM

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Guylain,

Great looking program, I'm probably going to buy it. Right now I use Nebulosity for frame and focus and then switch over to the Canon software for imaging. Looks like I can just use one program now. One question though, can you have the program shoot one second subs (or longer) repeatedly in frame and focus mode without saving the image? This is a neat feature of Nebulosity that helps frame objects as you are moving the mount in situations where live view isn't sensitive enough to pick up the stars.




You have the same process I had last year and same tools too... and I ended up building my own software; go figure!

Anyway, the functionality is in BackyardEOS but it's not at a point where I can expose it through the UI yet. It should the there in a month or 2 (probably less ).


Currently you can shoot up to 30 seconds in Live view; you can set this parameter in the Settings dialogue.

Thanks for your interest.

Guylain


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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: guyroch]
      #4217769 - 11/29/10 08:36 PM

I just noticed the Star HD functionality which should be awesome for framing the fainter star fields. I'm reading the quick start guide - very impressive software... looks like everything I've been wishing for! In an image capturing software package that is...

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guyroch
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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: Tim C]
      #4217850 - 11/29/10 09:22 PM

Thanks Tim! I haven't had a whole lot of feedback during testing on the Star HD feature. It works fine but I think I'll have to expose more parameters to the users to better control the adjustments. I'll be looking for your feedback on Star HD.

Guylain


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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: guyroch]
      #4217860 - 11/29/10 09:30 PM

I like the feature that prevents you from shooting in anything but RAW (made that mistake before). Now, if you could only prevent me from accidentally leaving the Bhatinov mask on the end of the scope and walking away for an hour

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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: Tim C]
      #4217886 - 11/29/10 09:45 PM

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I like the feature that prevents you from shooting in anything but RAW (made that mistake before). Now, if you could only prevent me from accidentally leaving the Bhatinov mask on the end of the scope and walking away for an hour




Ummm... is this a challenge LOL

It is detectable... the bahtinov mask does leave a pattern behind... but this is for another time (or life), I have my hands full for now. This though may very well keep me awake at night... I have solved some pretty good software issues while sleeping in the past

Take care.

Guylain


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Re: BackyardEOS is re-born! new [Re: guyroch]
      #4218756 - 11/30/10 11:34 AM

Quote:

Quote:

thats unfortunate as I was about to purchase the software, thanks for pointing it out.

Quote:

Minimum screen resolution is 1024 x 768? So no good with 1024 x 600 Netbooks?







I have had the same request on another Astronomy forum yesterday, I will be working on an 1024 x 600 version and should be available in a week or 2. I will however make it an option, or better yet auto-detect, because I want to want to keep using as much screen real estate as possible for the other users.

1024 x 600 is just around the corner

Thanks for support and interest.

Guylain




1024 x 600 is now available for download. Go to the "Brave Souls" section on the download page if you want to try it out. I will make it available in a real production release probably next week.

This should no longer by a non-starter for users with a netbook.

Thanks,

Guylain.

Edited by guyroch (12/01/10 11:44 PM)


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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: guyroch]
      #4224762 - 12/03/10 12:11 AM

I'm not particularly computer savvy, which is why I've stayed with the simple route for so long. But this looks very interesting.
I own one of the camera's you have listed as tested, the T1i.
Just how is the camera connected to the computer for using with your program?
And can a non-computer savvy guy make this work for him?

Doug


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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: Doug76]
      #4224845 - 12/03/10 01:03 AM

For the first time in my life I may be slightly sad to be a "Nikon Guy"

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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: Doug76]
      #4225399 - 12/03/10 11:15 AM

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I'm not particularly computer savvy, which is why I've stayed with the simple route for so long. But this looks very interesting.
I own one of the camera's you have listed as tested, the T1i.
Just how is the camera connected to the computer for using with your program?
And can a non-computer savvy guy make this work for him?

Doug




The USB cable that came with your camera is *ALL* you need to connect to BackyardEOS. You don't even have to install EOS Utility. Just let Windows detect the camera and you're good to go. That's it!

Thanks for your interest.

Guylain


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guyroch
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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: WOBentley]
      #4225412 - 12/03/10 11:19 AM

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For the first time in my life I may be slightly sad to be a "Nikon Guy"




I'm taking this as a compliment that you like what you see.

Thank you, and sorry at the same time I guess

Guylain


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