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#1 roboscope1

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Posted 03 February 2024 - 10:32 AM

I as many are getting ready for the 24" TSE event. I've reviewed several total solar eclipse control software programs for camera control, but none of them seem to list the Canon 90D as a camera that is compatible with the software? The camera is pretty common, and has been out for several years now, does anyone know of a eclipse tracking ad control software that lists the Canon 90 D compatibility? 



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Posted 03 February 2024 - 11:35 AM

You may already be aware, but both of these automation programs list the Canon 80D as compatible. They both have a free version you could download and see if your 90D works. SetnC https://robertnufer..../setnc_page.htm

and Eclipse Orchestrator http://www.moonglowt...tor/index.shtml



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Posted 03 February 2024 - 11:40 AM

I as many are getting ready for the 24" TSE event. I've reviewed several total solar eclipse control software programs for camera control, but none of them seem to list the Canon 90D as a camera that is compatible with the software? The camera is pretty common, and has been out for several years now, does anyone know of a eclipse tracking ad control software that lists the Canon 90 D compatibility? 

Since the 60D, 70D and 80D are listed as being supported by Eclipse Orchestrator, it is likely that the 90D will also work and that the list is just outdated. There is a free version that you can download; download it and try it out. The developer of EO is the owner of DayStar filters, which is a small company, and EO is a sort of sideline that he says doesn't generate much income so he works on it in his spare time. With the annular solar eclipse last year, and the total solar eclipse this year, and increased interest in solar viewing and photography in general, I don't think he has a lot of spare time available recently. Several weeks ago I attended a webinar on using EO, and he said at that time he is working about 100 hours a week on his main business. From everything I've seen, EO is still the best option. The free version has some limitations about what portions of the eclipse it will capture, but is fully functional within those limitations. For the fastest speeds, you will also need a serial shutter cable, as using a USB cable alone with limit you to one image every two or three seconds.

 

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Posted 22 February 2024 - 02:50 AM

Have you gotten any more information about this? I am considering picking up a 90D to use for the upcoming eclipse as well. It has a high pixel density and quick internal buffer speeds, so you should be able to take a large amount of exposures within a second, even over USB. I tested SETnC with a very old Canon T5 and in when using JPEG I was able to get photos around 1.5 fps. The buffer speed for the 90D is much quicker so I'd like to see how fast SETnC can capture photos with it.



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Posted 05 March 2024 - 10:32 PM

Bumping the topic for Mac / IOS users.

I also have a 90d and am looking for software pairings.

 

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Posted 06 March 2024 - 10:50 AM

Bumping the topic for Mac / IOS users.

I also have a 90d and am looking for software pairings.

 

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Eclipse Maestro is the MAC option



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Posted 06 March 2024 - 11:02 AM

I am using Canon R5 and 90D for the eclipse using SEM.  The beta version of Solar Eclipse Maestro is compatible with both of my cameras.  I purchased an old Macbook pro on ebay for $75.00 and it works like a champ!

 

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Posted 06 March 2024 - 01:33 PM

I've used SEM before (2017) with my Canon xti, and aim to do so again next month. While SEM is great, it's very particular about hardware, OS version, and camera combinations.

 

I still have more testing to do, but so far I haven't gotten my 90D integrated.

 

Mark, which Mac OS are you running on your used MBP? I'll take a closer look at the beta version of SEM.

 

Thanks for the input!

 

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Posted 09 March 2024 - 08:33 AM

I've used SEM before (2017) with my Canon xti, and aim to do so again next month. While SEM is great, it's very particular about hardware, OS version, and camera combinations.

 

I still have more testing to do, but so far I haven't gotten my 90D integrated.

 

Mark, which Mac OS are you running on your used MBP? I'll take a closer look at the beta version of SEM.

 

Thanks for the input!

 

~ RA

 

 

 

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I have a Macbook that has the Mojave OS.  I hope this helps.

 

Mark


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Posted 18 March 2024 - 01:42 PM

The old machine I used successfully in 2017 is a 2012 MBP. I'll have to dig it out to see if it's still viable.

 

In the mean time, I've been testing on a 2015 MacBook Air with no success. SEM loads and runs fine, but I keep getting

 

"Unknown camera name reference at line 16"

 

Canon EOS 90D
Canon EOS 400D
MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015)
OSX El Capitan 10.11.1 (15B42)

 

I'm not sure I can upgrade to Mojave, or if that would make any difference.

 

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Posted 18 March 2024 - 02:32 PM

The old machine I used successfully in 2017 is a 2012 MBP. I'll have to dig it out to see if it's still viable.

 

In the mean time, I've been testing on a 2015 MacBook Air with no success. SEM loads and runs fine, but I keep getting

 

"Unknown camera name reference at line 16"

 

Canon EOS 90D
Canon EOS 400D
MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015)
OSX El Capitan 10.11.1 (15B42)

 

I'm not sure I can upgrade to Mojave, or if that would make any difference.

 

~ RA

The update of the OS won't help, you need the beta version of SEM. The way to get that is to email Xavier and see if he will share a link to download it.


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Posted 29 March 2024 - 01:37 PM

Drew, thanks very much! Done and done, and I now have both cameras communicating with SEM.

 

There have been some crashes, but I've only just started testing (getting the software working is a late development, so I'm behind the curve).

 

Mainly I need to figure out how to get both cameras registered in the script, and shooting at different settings. The setup wizard doesn't seem to help, and a quick survey of the support docs haven't revealed to me what I'm missing.

 

I'll keep playing with it, but if I'm overlooking something obvious, any pointers would be great.

 

Again thanks, and especially also to Xavier for such an amazing program!

 

~RA



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Posted 29 March 2024 - 04:12 PM



Drew, thanks very much! Done and done, and I now have both cameras communicating with SEM.

 

There have been some crashes, but I've only just started testing (getting the software working is a late development, so I'm behind the curve).

 

Mainly I need to figure out how to get both cameras registered in the script, and shooting at different settings. The setup wizard doesn't seem to help, and a quick survey of the support docs haven't revealed to me what I'm missing.

 

I'll keep playing with it, but if I'm overlooking something obvious, any pointers would be great.

 

Again thanks, and especially also to Xavier for such an amazing program!

 

~RA

Connect either or both cameras and have SEM open. At the top menu find and select: Setup > Hardware Configuration. You should get a popup window that should find and recognize the camera(s) connected under Camera Model column ... to the left, you then pick some name that's clear and type it in if there isn't a suggestion already (maybe 90D and 40D, cloudattactor1, whatever you like [I ahve not tested names with special characters!]). That typed name will then be the name you then use in the script to ID which camera is to do what action. You can verify this worked well by closing the Hardware Configuration popup, then going to Setup > Camera References: this should now show you each camera name, serial number, and model.

 

Example with random commands for to tell the Canon 5D2 and R5 each to take a photo:

TAKEPIC,C2,-,00:01.0,5D2,1/8000,5.6,50,0.0,RAW,None,Y,Bailys Beads

TAKEPIC,C2,-,00:07.0,R5,1/8000,5.6,50,0.0,RAW,None,Y,Bailys Beads

 

[Edit: yes, I learnt punctuation in school, but you might not know it from my first edit!]

[Edit2: clarifications via extra text.]


Edited by agavephoto, 29 March 2024 - 04:23 PM.

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Posted 01 April 2024 - 11:52 AM

In case anyone’s is still looking…. The 90D works fine with Eclipse Orchestrator





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