Lunar Eclipse Maestro
Lunar Eclipse Maestro


Lunar Eclipse Maestro free download for Mac

Lunar Eclipse Maestro1.3.0

29 March 2014

Control up to 4 USB or Firewire connected cameras during an eclipse.


Lunar Eclipse Maestro 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 and deltaT correction supported. Moon-Earth's umbra/penumbra diagram and large event countdown display. Eclipse map with mouse-over geographic cursor coordinates and eclipse type info to indicate where to go. A maximum eclipse diagram at the mouse-over location can also be displayed.
  • Live View (Lv) mode support to allow easier focussing 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.
  • Sky chart.
  • PDF exports.
  • etc...

What's new in Lunar Eclipse Maestro

Version 1.3.0:
  • Improved compatibility with Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks
  • Adjusted the ∆T value for lunar eclipses from 2012 to 2014
  • Added a leap second starting 2012 July 1st
  • Corrected the PDF displaying the eclipse diagram at each contact
  • Fixed multiple problems with Live View on Canon cameras
  • Fix for a problem when referencing the Nikon D800/D800E and D4
  • Ability to take a serie of exposures while keeping the mirror locked-up
  • Various improvements in Live View
  • Fix for a problem during movie recording on the Nikon D7000, D600, D800/D800E and D4
  • Ability to set the burst speed in frame per second (Nikon only)
  • Corrected a regression bug affecting mainly Nikon cameras (burst not working, etc)
  • Added the display of YRGB histograms during Live View
  • Fix for a potential crash on quitting the application when a DSLR or a GPS are connected
  • Support of the Nikon D3200, D5200, D5300, D7100, D600, D610 and Df, Canon EOS 650D/Rebel T4i/Kiss X6i, 6D, 5D Mark III, 1D X, 1D C, 700D, 100D/Rebel SL1/Kiss X7 and 70D
  • Corrections for the Canon 350D/Rebel XT/Kiss N, 20D/20Da and 5D (UB version only)
  • 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
  • Improved the mirror lock-up handling
  • Corrections for bracketing (Nikon only)
  • Mirror lock-up wasn't always properly configured on a Nikon D600 and side effects could occur on other Nikon cameras
  • Display of roll and pitch of the virtual horizon during Live View (Nikon only)
  • Fix for a Configuration Wizard subtle bug
  • Added the ability to switch the recording bit depth (Nikon only)
  • Corrections for the scripted movie recording
  • Ability to record a movie directly on the memory card on supported Nikon Cameras
  • Fix for a bug where the date and time was only synchronized on the first camera
  • Added support for USB or Ethernet SBIG CCD cameras and their filter wheels
  • Fix for multiple potential crashing bugs
  • Implementation of a new atmospheric rendering
  • Corrected a display bug in the Hardware Configuration window where the Canon 7D was displayed as a 5D
  • Added the gridded set of points generator to create very high resolution maps and animations (for Michael Zeiler)
  • Updated the timezone service
  • Minor user interface tweaks
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and enhancements

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How would you rate Lunar Eclipse Maestro app?

2 Reviews of Lunar Eclipse Maestro

02 January 2011
Version: 1.0.2

Most helpful

You're timing for release is .. uhmmmm...... yeah.
07 June 2011
Version: 1.1.1
Just in time for this June 15th TLE! Fantastic software that works beautifully with my new Nikon D7000.
02 January 2011
Version: 1.0.2
You're timing for release is .. uhmmmm...... yeah.