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    Hi to all,

    As I mentioned in my first post here, part of my free time is used to work on a software tool related to astro-photography which is named "Astro Photography Tool - APT". For now this application is related only to Canon EOS models.

    It was started as a personal tool with the idea to help me in my own observations. But I was convinced that it can be useful to others, so decided to make it user-friendly (something that took me a lot more time that I expected) and to put it in the net...

    You can find more information at www.astroplace.net - APT - Introduction

    If you you have any problems, please contact me here or on the mail in the site and I'll make what I can to address them. Also will be happy to hear your opinions and suggestions!
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    I have a Rebel XS and I will definitely be giving your program a try! Thanks for posting this Ivo! I'm assuming it will work with both XP and Vista? (I have both)
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    Would love to have that for a MAC. Any plans.

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    Brad, I don't have Vista installed, but expect to work there. My machine is with XP.

    Dinvab, I don't have any experience with MACs, so don't plan to make version for this platform. Unless it became so popular that I can devote all my time to this program
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    I apologies very much for the inconvenience but had to update the site. An annoying bug slipped while I had been preparing the setup.
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    Thanks for the post.
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    Ivo, just wanted to let you know I have tried the program with my XS and it works very well! This was with windows XP, but I will be trying it on my Vista machine as well and will give you a report once I do that. Thanks for this great program! I will be contributing soon so I will be sure to get any updates in the future.
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    Thank you for letting me know Brad! I'm happy that you like it. Next week, new version is planned with more features The main one displays how objects will be on picture with the right scale, for given camera, focal length and object size.
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    The new 1.0.5 version is on the site.

    2010/2/19 - v.1.0.5 New features and bug fixes
    -Added: FOV calculator
    -Added: Alignment aid (cross hair)
    -Added: Object size preview and framing aid
    -Added: Special support for Digic IV cameras (True "Mirror Locking" only with USB cable)
    -Added: right mouse click minimize the application
    -Updated: User's Guide (the new things are in green)
    -Fixed: In some cases only half exposures in a plan are taken
    -Fixed: Other small bugs

    Also there is a promotion The first 50 registrations will get updates for 2 years instead of one.
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    There is brand new version on the site - v1.0.6. The changes are:

    2010/3/12 - v.1.0.6 New features and bug fixes
    -Added: Shoestring Astronomy DSUSB/DSUSB2 support
    -Added: Floating status window when APT is minimized
    -Added: Better compatibility with MS Windows 7 (Aero still not tested)
    -Added: Support for EOS 550D
    -Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green)
    -Fixed: Preventing some EOS models to go in sleep mode
    -Fixed: Bug after deleting the last row in Plan editor
    -Fixed: Spelling errors in the UI
    -Fixed: Error in plan execution with Preview=OFF. Some models didn't execute all exposures.
    -Fixed: Other small bugs
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