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guyroch
Vendor (BackyardEOS)
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Reged: 01/22/08

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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: hydrogia]
      #4703110 - 07/20/11 03:11 PM

I thing you do not fully understand the feature or the constraints imposed by the Canon SDK; let me explain.

The Canon SDK does not allow taking pictures at all if the mirror lock feature is enable. To be able to take pictures you need a serial able in addition to your camera usb cable.

BYE will use the serial cable to activate the shutter when mirror lock is enabled and the regular usb cable will be used for everything else. This is not a BYE constraint… this is a Canon SDK constraint; the Canon SDK *DOES*NOT* allow to send the open shutter command (single or twice) if the mirror lock is on… but the serial cable does.

There is no need to disable or enable the in-camera mirror lock between Frame & Focus and the imaging mode. BYE will automatically use the appropriate cable to accomplish the task for you… but you do need a serial cable in imaging mode if you have mirror lock enabled.

Hope this helps... and thank you for bringing this up... it's an interesting conversation.

Guylain


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Doug76
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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: hydrogia]
      #4705297 - 07/21/11 05:48 PM

Guy, first time I had a session with the program, I got my pics, and they were very nice.
My second (and only other time), my pics never appeared anywhere. As far as I can tell, they never showed up anywhere, and I have looked for them.
The camera itself seems to not save them when hooked to your program. Is this normal?
Weather has been rather *BLEEP*, and I'm not getting to do as much as I'd like, imaging or visual.


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guyroch
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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: Doug76]
      #4708544 - 07/23/11 12:43 PM

Doug,

All images are saved in "My Pictures\BackyardEOS\" folder. If something went wrong they may still be in the temp folder located in "My Pictures\BackyardTEMP\Downloads\"

Hope this helps,

Guylain


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guyroch
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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: guyroch]
      #4710884 - 07/24/11 07:46 PM

BackyardEOS 1.2.0 has been promoted to production status.

Thank you to everyone who helped testing this release, your assistance is
greatly appreciated.

In this 1.2.0 production release, I have re-instated the virtual mirror lock as
an experimental feature pending more testing. To benefit from this feature, go
to the setting dialog and access the experimental setting window and enable the
feature. If you have any issues with it, disable it and report your findings.

http://backyardeos.binaryrivers.com/download

Thank you

Guylain


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Doug76
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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: guyroch]
      #4718579 - 07/28/11 09:50 PM

Quote:

Doug,

All images are saved in "My Pictures\BackyardEOS\" folder. If something went wrong they may still be in the temp folder located in "My Pictures\BackyardTEMP\Downloads\"

Hope this helps,

Guylain




Found the files. My pictures/BackyardEOS file is empty, and the temp file just has logs, no pictures.


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Doug76
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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: Doug76]
      #4739662 - 08/09/11 10:18 PM

I found them!
Seems if I shoot in JPEG, they go in the BYEOS file, but if I shoot in RAW, a Canon program hijacks them to it. It's the Digital Photo Professional.


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Joe Bergeron
Vendor - Space Art


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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: guyroch]
      #4739932 - 08/10/11 02:26 AM

If you ever saturate the Windows market for your program and get around to the Mac, let me know.

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guyroch
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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: guyroch]
      #4757184 - 08/19/11 03:12 PM

I have just posted a BackyardEOS 1.2.1 service release to address a few issues
reported by users.

This is a must download release for anyone using the 20D, 30D, 350D, and 400D

This is also a must download release for anyone who has experienced application
freeze issue with 1.2.0. This is particularly true for the 500D / T1i camera
model.

Please REPORT any application freeze (if any) immediately.

*** Download ***
http://backyardeos.binaryrivers.com/download

*** Change log ***
http://backyardeos.binaryrivers.com/change-log

Thank you for your continued support and interest in BYE.

Guylain


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JoseBorrero
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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: guyroch]
      #4788185 - 09/04/11 11:11 AM

Where can Find the serialcable for mirror lockup?

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tjay
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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: JoseBorrero]
      #4788438 - 09/04/11 01:42 PM

Quote:

Where can Find the serialcable for mirror lockup?




You can find them here: http://www.hapg.org/astrocables.htm. and here: http://www.store.shoestringastronomy.com/products_ds.htm

I made my own using the instructions here: http://www.beskeen.com/projects/dslr_serial/dslr_serial.shtml

Edited by tjay (09/05/11 09:36 AM)


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JoseBorrero
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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: tjay]
      #4789936 - 09/05/11 08:10 AM

Thanks, very useful info.

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tjay
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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: JoseBorrero]
      #4790042 - 09/05/11 09:36 AM

Quote:

Thanks, very useful info.




I'm glad I could help.


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guyroch
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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: tjay]
      #4790484 - 09/05/11 02:01 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Where can Find the serialcable for mirror lockup?




You can find them here: http://www.hapg.org/astrocables.htm. and here: http://www.store.shoestringastronomy.com/products_ds.htm

I made my own using the instructions here: http://www.beskeen.com/projects/dslr_serial/dslr_serial.shtml




I just want to confirm that I have tested BackyardEOS with both the DSUSB from Shoestring Astronomy and Hap Griffin cables.

Guylain


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LLEEGE
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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: guyroch]
      #4792133 - 09/06/11 09:42 AM

Any progress on an auto focus routine?

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guyroch
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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: guyroch]
      #4797870 - 09/09/11 09:46 AM

I'm getting there Luke.

I spent summer fixing a few issues related to the 1.2.0 release and ended up releasing 1.2.1 with a few bug fixes.

The ASCOM focuser will be releases in 3 phases.

1) Get the basic ASCOM focusers working (I'm almost done this phase)
2) Enhance the functionality to include control over steps for stepper motors
3) Look into full automation feeding from the FWHM measurement

Thank you,

Guylain


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JoseBorrero
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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: guyroch]
      #4823969 - 09/23/11 04:23 PM

Hello Guylain,
I was thinking to add my Meade 8" and AT6RC in parallel on my Losmandy G11 and short my exposure total time by adding an additional dslr camera to later have a total integration time of both scope.
But before that, I would like to know how possible is to have two dslr working on BYEOS?


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guyroch
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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: JoseBorrero]
      #4824991 - 09/24/11 10:42 AM

Jose,

Not yet, but look for this feature in the short term future. It's high on my list... and it may help that I'll be needing this feature myself very soon

Guylain


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JoseBorrero
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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: guyroch]
      #4825097 - 09/24/11 11:33 AM

Can't wait to test my lakeside astro autofocuser with BYEOS.
Quote:

I'm getting there Luke.

I spent summer fixing a few issues related to the 1.2.0 release and ended up releasing 1.2.1 with a few bug fixes.

The ASCOM focuser will be releases in 3 phases.

1) Get the basic ASCOM focusers working (I'm almost done this phase)
2) Enhance the functionality to include control over steps for stepper motors
3) Look into full automation feeding from the FWHM measurement

Thank you,

Guylain




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JoseBorrero
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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: JoseBorrero]
      #4858906 - 10/13/11 09:40 AM

Any plans for the Anniversary? I hope the autofocuser is on the list.

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guyroch
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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: JoseBorrero]
      #4861026 - 10/14/11 03:03 PM

A few goodies are planned for the 1st birthday

ASCOM compliant focusers are.... drum roll...

...just around the corner

Guylain


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