Solar Eclipse Maestro
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Controls up to 4 USB or Firewire cameras during an eclipse.   Free
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Solar Eclipse Maestro is the most versatile and feature-rich application for solar eclipses. It can handle any solar eclipse, provide you Baily's beads preview and animation, simulate an all-sky view or weather statistics, and a lot more. To help you enjoy the event, it can controls up to four USB or Firewire connected cameras (Nikon and Canon DSLRs, plus Nikon Coolpix line) and up to four USB or Ethernet connected SBIG CCD cameras with their filter wheels during an eclipse so that you can be free to concentrate on observing the event visually. Actions can be preprogrammed according to
What's New
Version 1.8.3v7:
  • Improved compatibility with OS X 10.7 Lion, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, and OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • Adjusted the ∆T and and ∆UT1 values for TSE 2012 (66.85s), ASE 2013 (67.09s), HSE 2013 (67.21s), ASE 2014 (67.43s) and TSE 2015 (67.74s)
  • Ability to take a serie of exposures while keeping the mirror locked-up
  • Support of the Nikon D3200, D5200, D5300, D7100, D600 and D610, Canon EOS 650D/Rebel T4i/Kiss X6i, 6D, 5D Mark III, 1D X, 1D C, 700D/Rebel T5i/Kiss X7i, 100D/Rebel SL1/Kiss X7 and 70D
  • Corrections for the Canon EOS 350D/Rebel XT/Kiss N, 20D/20Da and 5D
  • Workaround for an error 70 caused by the Canon EOS 500D/Rebel T1i/Kiss X3 firmware when setting custom functions
  • Preliminary support of the Nikon D4s and D3300, Canon EOS 1200D/Rebel T5/Kiss X70
Version 1.8.3v7:
  • Improved compatibility with OS X 10.7 Lion, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, and OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • Adjusted the ∆T and and ∆UT1 values for TSE 2012 (66.85s), ASE 2013 (67.09s), HSE 2013 (67.21s), ASE 2014 (67.43s) and TSE 2015 (67.74s)
  • Ability to take a serie of exposures while keeping the mirror locked-up
  • Support of the Nikon D3200, D5200, more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.4.9 or later





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Elrac commented on 14 May 2010
This looks like an interesting application, and I would love to use it. However, the next solar eclipse where I am isn't until October 23, 2014. Could you please do something about this? Thanks.
[Version 1.6.5]

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Grhsvo replied on 02 Jan 2011
I hope your tongue was in your cheek.
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Penguirl replied on 26 Apr 2011
Yes we need more eclipses. I propose one solar eclipse in even numbered years and one lunar eclipse in odd numbered years for maximum viewing enjoyment.
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Likos replied on 14 Nov 2011
I don't understand why developers release apps like this without first addressing such problems. If I had released this app I would have made a simple scheduling module so that each user could schedule their own solar eclipse to occur at their convenience! I think everyone who has read the description for this app deserves a refund till a solar scheduling module is added!

Seriously though it looks like a pretty neat app.
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Virtualruffy replied on 06 Sep 2012
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Shiraga replied on 06 Sep 2012
Maybe you need a paid version to set up your own eclipses. The premium version will probably look into your iCal and find a day suitable for you.
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Zozomike reviewed on 12 Oct 2009
With this release I can now connect my D300s and use the live view on the computer screen to help focusing.

The PDF export is great to show the eclipse map to friends.
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Version Downloads:104
Type:Education : Science
License:Free
Date:30 Mar 2014
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Solar Eclipse Maestro is the most versatile and feature-rich application for solar eclipses. It can handle any solar eclipse, provide you Baily's beads preview and animation, simulate an all-sky view or weather statistics, and a lot more. To help you enjoy the event, it can controls up to four USB or Firewire connected cameras (Nikon and Canon DSLRs, plus Nikon Coolpix line) and up to four USB or Ethernet connected SBIG CCD cameras with their filter wheels during an eclipse so that you can be free to concentrate on observing the event visually. Actions can be preprogrammed according to a script. Observer position (latitude and longitude coordinates, altitude) is used to calculate local circumstances so that camera actions can be referenced to specific eclipse events. Refraction, lunar limb profile effects, and ∆T correction supported. Sun/Moon diagram and large event countdown display. Eclipse color-coded map with mouse-over geographic cursor coordinates and eclipse duration info to indicate where to move to increase your eclipse duration. A maximum eclipse diagram at the mouse-over location can also be displayed. Two versions are available: one Universal Binary for OS X 10.4 Tiger and later, the second Intel-only for OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and later.
  • Live View (Lv) mode support to allow easier focusing and exposure compensation,
  • Night-vision mode to preserve your dark adaptation for totality,
  • Exposure Calculator to find the best exposure for each eclipse event,
  • Support for all Nikon and Canon DSLRs,
  • Support for all SBIG CCD cameras with their filter wheels,
  • Baily's beads simulator,
  • Sky chart,
  • PDF exports,
  • And a lot more...


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