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#301 Yoddha

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 05:48 PM

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We have released a small update in order to address some stability issues, to fix the blind solving of color CCD/CMOS images, to add support for new ZWO and Nikon cameras. Take few minutes to update your APT!

 

The usual list of the changes is available here:
http://www.astrophotography.app/news

 

Also we have little Christmas Gift! On 23rd we will add one additional month to all active keys  Happy Holidays!


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#302 Yoddha

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Posted 27 April 2020 - 04:22 PM

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APT was updated to version 3.84. It comes with support for a new great solving application named ASTAP, handy USB monitor to keep track what is going on with the devices in the setup as well as more new features and many fixes.

 

The usual list of the changes is available here:
http://www.astrophotography.app/news

 



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Posted 15 November 2020 - 07:22 PM

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APT was updated to version 3.87. It comes with better support for ZWO and Altair Astro cameras, support for new Canon and Nikon models, settings profiles as well as more new features and many fixes.

The usual list of the changes is available here:

 

http://www.astrophotography.app/news



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Posted 07 December 2020 - 07:21 AM

Hello, I attempted first light last night with my ASI533MC-pro using APT and after connecting the camera and selecting "live view" the live loop looks almost off white with no change in exposure while removing or replacing the lens cap. Do you have any suggestions for first user setup? or is there something I may be missing?? 



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Posted 07 December 2020 - 09:38 AM

Hello Lucas,

 

Thank you for your interest!

 

Please use Shift+Click on the Connect button and make sure that the option ZWO camera is selected.

 

When you start LiveView you will see LiveView settings dialog box. If you have "Video LiveView" unchecked there then APT is making "Images LiveView" and you can control the exposure via the Camera Tab. In this mode you can also use Tools Tab->Histogram- Auto Str-L button to make automatic stretching.

 

If the Video LiveView is enabled then you can control set auto-exposure and leave the camera to find the optimal one.



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Posted 07 December 2020 - 09:53 AM

Hello Lucas,

 

Thank you for your interest!

 

Please use Shift+Click on the Connect button and make sure that the option ZWO camera is selected.

 

When you start LiveView you will see LiveView settings dialog box. If you have "Video LiveView" unchecked there then APT is making "Images LiveView" and you can control the exposure via the Camera Tab. In this mode you can also use Tools Tab->Histogram- Auto Str-L button to make automatic stretching.

 

If the Video LiveView is enabled then you can control set auto-exposure and leave the camera to find the optimal one.

okay I'll try this later on tonight and see if this helps. Thank you!



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Posted 06 May 2021 - 06:51 PM

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APT was updated to version 3.88. It comes with new Auto Focusing Aid and long lists of new features and fixes.

 

Great thanks to Stephen King, Benjamin Schulz, Jim Hunt and many other APT friends for investing so much time and efforts into making the new Auto Focusing Aid an easy to use and powerful tool!

 

The list of the changes is available here:
https://www.astrophotography.app/news



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Posted 26 May 2021 - 08:26 AM

Hello,

 

ZWO have released new native driver. If you are using ZWO camera it will be better to update the driver. You can install it from this link:

 

https://www.astropho...Drivers_1_0.exe

 

Or via APT Downloads page at

 

https://www.astropho...p/downloads.php



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Posted 13 September 2021 - 05:36 PM

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APT was updated to version 3.88. It comes with new Auto Focusing Aid and long lists of new features and fixes.

 

Great thanks to Stephen King, Benjamin Schulz, Jim Hunt and many other APT friends for investing so much time and efforts into making the new Auto Focusing Aid an easy to use and powerful tool!

 

The list of the changes is available here:
https://www.astrophotography.app/news

BTW, I absolutely love this autofocus aid.  Its different than some others, but I like the control and tailorization APT provides.  With this new function an OAG and electronic focuser for my 9.25 SCT, Im getting sharp SHARP stars at exposures up to 9 minutes!  


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Posted 14 September 2021 - 03:30 PM

Many thanks, Seiten! :)

 

The next beta will bring something unique that could start a revolution in the focusing methods ;) Few more days till the 3.88.4 release...



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Posted 14 September 2021 - 08:42 PM

Many thanks, Seiten! smile.gif

 

The next beta will bring something unique that could start a revolution in the focusing methods wink.gif Few more days till the 3.88.4 release...

Cant wait!!!

 

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Posted 16 September 2021 - 05:15 PM

The very special beta version APT 3.88.4 is released! For more details, please check this topic - https://aptforum.com...php?f=16&t=4982


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Posted 18 November 2021 - 08:25 PM

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The long-awaited version APT 3.90 is finally here! It comes with automatic refocusing, advanced plan scheduling, new focusing method, native support for many CMOS cameras and long lists of other new features.

 

That list is available here:

http://www.astrophotography.app/news

 

Note: If you are using Windows XP don’t install APT 3.90.

 

And a screenshot of the new SessionCraft smile.gif

 

 

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Posted 19 November 2021 - 03:29 PM

Many Thanks for the update, I can't belie YOU started this thread 10 years ago!!

 

BRAVO!!



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Posted 19 November 2021 - 04:42 PM

Thank you! If it is written up there, will be happy to keep posting here another ten :) The new version announcements here, means that Maria and me myself still can contribute something to the community.


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Posted 05 January 2022 - 10:20 AM

Hello,

 

Friday (Jan 7th) at 20:00 Eastern US time I will be guest in AstroWorld TV for a discussion about APT  :)

 

Join or watch later at https://www.youtube....h?v=Bdla4hSHk5w



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Posted 12 January 2022 - 06:55 PM

Hello,

 

A Preview/Beta APT 3.91 - FocusCraft, Refocusing for DSLRs and more is available smile.gif

 

Take a look on the details at - https://aptforum.com...&p=33868#p33868

 

The download link is - https://www.astropho...betaversion.php


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Posted 14 January 2022 - 10:41 PM

I'm trying to use APT in conjunction with my Nikon D5100, but APT locks up and I get nowhere. Which cable do I need or do I need both, one for live viewing and one for the shutter?

 

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Posted 15 January 2022 - 03:01 AM

Hello Gary,

 

The D5100 is a bit older model and needs two cables to control the camera - the USB cable is used to control the camera settings like ISO, LiveView image downloading and etc. The second cable needed is serial cable needed to control the exposure. Here you can find more info - https://astrophotogr...TcxNQ==&mw=MjQw



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Posted 16 January 2022 - 07:03 PM

To avoid possible problems, please upgrade your APT 3.91 to 3.92. Apologies for the inconvenience! 




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