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Here you can review in the list of the new features and fixes for every new version. You can download the latest version from here.
 
2018/05/30 - v.3.54 Birthday edition - 9th years of APT
     - Created is the Ringy Thingy - a unique way to edit numeric data in the dark, using only mouse or touch pad. Makes possible a whole imaging session without touching the keyboard! See the animation
     - Added possibility to scroll image in 1:1 Preview Mode by dragging with right mouse button (no Shift key is needed)
     - Added Canon library 3.8
     - Added support for EOS 2000D (T7, x90), EOS 4000D (T100)
     - Added Support for the latest TemperHum devices
     - Added Canon LiveView load balancing to prevent camera blocking causing low FPS
     - Added support for EOS 2000D (T7, x90), EOS 4000D (T100) in Object Calculator and PointCraft
     - Added LiveView Automation setting for max ISO in Main settings tab
     - Added Shift and Ctrl click on PointCraft Auto button- Shift+Click forces blind solving, Ctrl+Click forces near solving
     - Added check for Bulb exposure on GoTo++ start
     - Added "Auto Reset Best" option in Focusing Aid
     - Added CAMERA-DATE-OBS key word in FITS
     - Added better RA calculation for Aim mode in higher/lower declinations
     - Added Import improvements in the Objects Browser
     - Added A-XXX parameter for the #CCDCool command to allow cooling with X.XX degrees bellow the ambient temperature (external sensor is needed)
     - Added new parameter "As Set" for the #CCDWarm command to warm to the temperature defined in Warming Aid
     - Added Ringy Thingy in Camera Tab (DSLR / CCD modes)
     - Added Ringy Thingy in Gear Tab
     - Added Ringy Thingy in Tools Tab
     - Added Ringy Thingy in Cooling / Warming Aid
     - Added Ringy Thingy in Plan Editor (DSLR / CCD modes)
     - Added Ringy Thingy in CCD Flats Aid
     - Added Ringy Thingy in EOS Planetary Panel
     - Added Ringy Thingy in Collimation Aid
     - Added Ringy Thingy in some more not so frequently used places
 
     - Changed temperature compensation applying and dithering start moment for the CCD cameras to avoid bright stars ghosts when SCT is used with shutter-less cameras
     - Changed temperature compensation not to be applied during focusing - Bahtinov or Focusing Aids
 
     - Fixed bug in TemperHum and SQM values usage in image filenames when imaging with Nikon camera
     - Fixed some Canon models were going into Direct Transfer mode after several connect/disconnect
     - Fixed bug in Stellarium integration - telescope index setting was ignored making possible to use only position #0
     - Fixed losing zoom setting during multiple recordings in EOS Planetary Panel
     - Fixed smaller bugs here and there
 
2018/03/07 - v.3.53 Optional Fix
     - Fixed possible problem when the AstroTortilla integration is used with Nikon Camera
     - Fixed possible problem problem whit importing coordinates in some parts of the sky from Stellarium
 
2018/03/02 - v.3.52 Fix
     - Fixed possible problem with connection to SkyWatcher mounts
 
2018/02/28 - v.3.51 Fixes and new features
     - Added automatic checking, enabling/disbaling of the Mirror Lock camera function for Digic 5+ when Anti-Vibration Pause is used
     - Added setting in Main tab to set Status Panel position (vertical or horizontal) no matter the screen size
     - Added setting in the CCD tab to enable opening of the Cooling Aid on camera connection
     - Added setting in the CCD tab to check the camera temperature before plan start. Helps to avoid imaging with un-cooled camera
     - Added setting inn the PointCraft settings to define the solving method for the Auto button in PointCraft
     - Added support for the newest TemperHUMs
     - Added setting in Advanced tab to disable Nikon Dial Check, required for some Nikon cameras
     - Added #CCDCool command to cool the camera
     - Added the #CCDCool command in the Command Editor
     - Added support for ASCII version of the KMTronic board
 
     - Fixed many problems with Celestron NightScape cameras. Required is to enable Higher CCD Compatibility and to start APT using "Run As Administrator"
     - Fixed problem with dial mode detection for Digic 6, 7 cameras with B and M dial positions
     - Fixed problem causing on some computers the Nikon DLLs to give error on loading.
     - Fixed in CCD mode wrong centering when double click is used to switch from Fit to 1:1 Preview Mode. Also causing problems when ROI is used
     - Fixed bug in auto connection when Manual Filter Wheel / Filter Drawer is used
     - Fixed FITS keyword DATE-OBS format when SBIG camera is used
     - Fixed .COS import when the decimal separator is comma
     - Fixed pixel size for D7100 in the database causing problem with Plate-Solving
     - Fixed name trimming when #SetObjName command is executed with name containing spaces
     - Fixed remaining time miscalculation when commands are executed
     - Fixed rare bug in Deep Sky Calculator that can cut up to one hour from the DSD time
     - Fixed bug in showing western hemisphere coordinates in Location setting tab
     - Fixed Command Editor to allow negative values for #GotoOffset command
     - Fixed bug in Check Lists, giving an error in some cases (affected was only the demo version)
     - Fixed some smaller bugs
 
2017/12/22 - v.3.50 New features and bug fixes
     - Added long the awaited integration of Stellarium planetarium (http://stellarium.org/) in PointCraft and Object Browser. See the how to configure it. Requires version 0.17 or newer!
     - Added support new Canon/Nikon shutter cable - KMTronic based cable. See how to build it in 3 steps
     - Added support for manual filter wheels / filter drawers
     - Added possibility in EOS Planetary to define how to make the recordings - by number of frames or by number of seconds
     - Added possibility to automate multiple recordings in EOS Planetary mode
     - Added possibility in EOS Planetary mode automatically to turn off the LiveView between the recordings for cooling the sensor
     - Another frame rate increase of EOS Planetary mode (up to two times), on non-SSD disks the boost can be even bigger
     - Added Object Calculator to report the sensor dimensions in pixels and pixel size for usage in Stellarium configuration
     - Added displaying the location coordinates in GPS format for usage in the coming Android and iOS Darkness Calculator apps
     - Added UTC time as file naming option
     - Added possibility to open the current folder form the Img Tab in Windows Explorer
     - Added possibility to open CR2/NEF/FITS file in the associated program
     - Added possibility to open JPG file in the associated program    
 
     - The APT project was moved to the newest developing platform to allow Stellarium integration and other coming features
     - Other important changes under the hood in order to support the future development
     - Security improvements in the APT site and the setup program
 
     - Fixed request to set EOS 77D in B dial mode
     - Fixed the CdC integration to send RA/DEC with higher precision
     - Fixed incorrect filter change when Auto Cancel feature is enabled and Vertical Plan is executed
     - Fixed possible reason for rare unexplained crashes during ASCOM devices usage
     - Fixed bug when Dither on # images option is combined with Dithering start delay bigger than 0s.
     - Fixed the M42 coordinates in the Object Browser
     - Fixed various things here and there
 
 
2017/12/04 - v.3.42 Important Fix
     - Fixed a bug that can cash APT when Nikon camera is used
 
 
2017/11/20 - v.3.41 Important Fix
     - Added support for Nikon D850
 
     - Fixed very rare possibility to lose frames in the Demo version. Full version is unaffected
 
 
2017/10/12 - v.3.40 The biggest update so far
     - Added support for most of the Nikon DSLR cameras
     - Added is support for EOS 77D, 800D, 6D MkII and 200D (SL2, x8)
     - Added possibility to use Orion StarShoot cameras via ASCOM driver
     - Added is "Extreme EOS Shooting mode"
     - Added Mixed Imaging Plan type for CCD mode
     - Added is possibility to Import Tooltips translation from the Settings->Main
     - Added is ICT Image Center Thumbnails - possibility to see 1:1 scale thumbnails in the Image Browser
     - Added is #RotatorPos command that allows to control the rotator position from within plan
     - Added is #GoToAltAz command to make GoTo by Altitude/Azimuth
     - Added Commands/Script Editor (opens from Plan Editor) - the result generated by the editor can be used only in the FULL version
     - Added possibility to select which objects in Custom and ToDo tabs of Object Browser to be exported
     - Added Sync buttons in Gear / PointCraft to print message in the Log panel
     - Added Connect Camera/Scope/Focuser and etc. buttons will open automatically the corresponding selection dialog box if connection to the last device can't be made
     - Added EOS 6D MkII and 200D in the Object Calculator
     - Added Canon library 3.6.1
     - Added possibly all floating windows to follow the main window moving/resizing
     - Added handling for big CCD images (like from the new Altair cameras)
     - Added possibility to execute EOS plan with exposures up to 10s in M dial mode on cameras with B dial mode
     - Added possibility to store the Histogram and Graphs position between the sessions
     - Added in PointCraft possibility the button "<< Solved" to load the coordinates Goto RA/Dec in Gear tab for usage with Regular GoTo
     - Added Dithering with AstroArt application
     - Added higher precision for the coordinates taken by Get Scope Ra/Dec in Object Browser->Custom
     - Added setting Remember Binning in Settings->CCD
     - Added settings R and B channel scaling for better color balance in debayering. Settings->CCD
     - Added setting Determine Lens Focal length in Settings->Advanced to disable/enable lens focal length detection. Helps PointCraft with "smart"/chipped T-rings...
     - Added setting "Ask for Object Name" in Settings->Advanced and a dialog box to ask for object name on every plan start
     - Added integration of HNSKY planetarium (http://www.hnsky.org/software.htm) in PointCraft and Object Browser
     - Added minor tweak in the LiveView button (and the others like it) to make more visible when they are in pressed state
     - Added setting into Auto Focus Aid to make Pause before next round of Image-Analyze-Move
 
     - Reworked is completely the multi-monitor support to address various problems.
     - Improvement of EOS Planetary mode. Smaller saved images and almost doubled frame rate
 
     - Fixed is rare possibility APT to crash on filter wheel connection
     - Fixed the Custom and ToDo tabs in Object Browser to format the object size to two digits after the decimal point
     - Fixed are theoretical (no reported yet) possibilities for crashes in ASCOM telescope, focuser, camera, rotator communication.
     - Fixed Camera tab to show correct Digic version for Canon EOS camera with Digic 7 processor
     - Fixed is bug in Plan editor. In some situations there was need to make double selection of filter or aperture during exposure editing
     - Fixed a bug in Magnifier and Pixel Aid that can crash APT when LiveView is used.
     - Fixed a bug in coordinates calculation when PointCraft Aim mode is combined with Cross.
     - Fixed a bug in Object Browser when Show is clicked from empty ToDo list
     - Fixed is a bug in plan scheduling options when the schedule happens after midnight.
     - Fixed is rounding of "Steps Per Degree" in Settings->Focuser which was disabling the sub-step accuracy calculations on temperature control
     - Fixed bug in image preview when imaged with EOS RAW only image quality
     - Fixed rare bug in Darkness clock
     - Fixed CCD Flats Aid not to store unneeded images
     - Fixed bug in the time zone of some Spanish locations
     - Fixed in some situation Moon rise time was not calculated correctly in Darkness clock
     - Fixed some issues with automatic opening of device selection dialog boxes
     - Fixed a problem with image Auto Cancel in CCD mode
     - Fixed are some problems with Remote Desktop including the full screen bug when changing computers with different screen resolution.
     - Fixed a crashing in Pixel Aid when image is dragged during loading a new image
     - Fixed bug in Object Browser not importing planetarium coordinates in ToDo tab
     - Fixed a very rare bug in FITS loading
     - Fixed a bug when Dithering is started with defined delay
     - Fixed false notification about applied temperature compensation when focuser is disconnected
     - Fixed a bug that was not allowing AstroTortilla to take image without selected plan in Camera tab
 
 
2017/04/26 - v.3.33 Small update
     - Added in Object Browser import from .COS and .C2A files generated in C2A
     - Added in Pixel Aid option to show whole image statistics in FITS mode
     - Added #GuideControl API command to turn on/off guiding
     - Added #LoadImage API command to load an image
     - Added #SolveGoTo API command to solve an image and GoTo to the found coordinates
     - Added #NextPlan API command to define a plan that to be executed when current one is completed
     - Added support for mySQM sky quality device (Settings->Temperature & Sky)
     - Added general support for Arduino based focusers with humidity sensor (Settings->Scope & Focuser)
     - Added stopping LiveView on GoTo++.
     - Added when Control Guiding is enabled guiding will be resumed after the last iteration of GoTo++
     - Added when Control Guiding is enabled guiding will stopped/started when Auto Focusing is started/finished
     - Added Gain keyword in the FITS header
     - Added automatic CCD profile (pixel size, width, height) population (Settings->CCD).
     - Added new object type in Object Browser - Multiple Star
     - Added Preview Effects can be applied in 1:1 Preview mode
     - Added EOS 77D and 800D in the Object Calculator
     - Added commands P1 (stop guiding) and P2 (park scope) in the TCP/IP protocol
 
     - The sound system will not play "disconnected" sounds on APT start
 
     - Fixed wrong pause duration value in Status panel when exposure is very short.
     - Fixed Pulse Dithering problem when used with ZWO USB-ST4
     - Fixed background color of Focus Aid in the White Skin
     - Fixed various things here and there
 
2017/02/13 - v.3.31 Bug Fix
     - Fixed Check Lists to show foreign languages
 
2017/02/09 - v.3.30 Major update
     - Added White Skin
     - Added new Settings tab - Scope and Focuser
     - Added new focuser control system
     - Added Focuser GoTo feature
     - Added up to 3 stored focuser positions (bookmarks) for fast GoTo to certain positions
     - Added Inwards and Outwards configurable focuser backlash compensations
     - Added position emulation for DC/Relative focusers. It allows using Auto-Focusing
     - Added "Flop Correction" to compensate the mirror flop of Schmidt-Cassegrain / Maksutov telescopes
     - Added new Sound System with 36 events. It can use WAV and MP3 sounds.
     - Added new Settings tab - Sound
     - Added two sound packages - female and male voices
     - Added setting to control the cooling/warming accuracy because of strange behavior in Atik driver
     - Added scheduled Start Options for EOS/CCD to ask if you want to start immediately if today's event has passed.
     - Added is pause between GoTo completion and Guiding resuming
     - Added possibility to store CCD Gain in the filename
     - Added possibility to store the focuser position the filename
     - Added Check Lists
     - Added Backlash Aid
     - Added interface improvements when APT is used through remote computer connection
 
     - Some settings from Advanced and Main tabs are moved to the new tabs
     - Dithering delay option is moved from Advanced settings tab to Guide settings
 
     - Fixed is rare bug in EOS/CCD histogram that was causing no auto-stretch or black screen
     - Fixed is temperature rounding problem in the CCD filenames. Sometimes the bad rounding leads to 1C difference.
     - Fixed is exposure timer and remaining time. On slow PC or loaded PC was possible to display wrong values
     - Fixed main screen unwanted scrolling
     - Fixed strange behavior of cooling/warming aids in rare situation
     - Fixed a bug causing focuser controls to remain disabled after GoTo++
     - Fixed a bug in Object Browser->ToDo tab not possible to delete last object
     - Fixed incorrect error reporting when Location coordinates are imported from ASCOM telescope driver
     - Fixed missing exposure duration in the filename when image is taken through the remote APT API
     - Fixed various things here and there
 
2016/11/10 - v.3.20 New features and bug fixes
     - Added in Plan Editor (EOS mode) possibility to control the EOS lens aperture (AV)
     - Added A and F buttons to show/hide lens aperture (AV) and Filter columns in EOS Camera tab
     - Added "Light Auto" EOS imaging plan type - Light plan in AV dial mode for easier eclipses imaging
     - Added expected plan duration calculation in Plan Editor (EOS/CCD) during plan edit/creation
     - Added PointCraft setting - EOS JPG fix for blind solving in order to allow solving of JPG files in S1, M, S quality formats
     - Added %ALT% and %AZ% parameters for external commands
     - Added Filenames and Log panel to show the used exposure duration in AV dial mode (Flats and Light Auto plans)
     - Added EOS lens focal length is detected from last image, printed in Log panel, stored in Tools->Focal Length and used by PointCraft
     - Added remembering Focus Aid graph type selection between the APT sessions
     - Added Framing Mask settings to define the radius and thickness of the mask marks
     - Added Setting->CCD for maximum binning value to be used for LiveView automation and imaging
     - Added Shift+Click on Guide button closes/opens connection to the guide program
     - Added EOS 5D Mk IV in Object Calculator
     - Added Canon library 3.5
     - Added support for EOS 5D Mk IV
     - Added the button Settings in CCD Camera tab will try to open the ASCOM settings without camera disconnection in order to keep the cooling running
     - Added handling for ( and ) in FITS filename in order to avoid problem in the FITS saving library
     - Added some changes for loading FITS files generated from CR2 in Nebulosity
 
     - Replaced the automatic Settings->Location time zone calculations with validation messages to cover all areas in Spain and France
     - Tuned the Light Gray skin colors for better tooltips reading
 
     - Fixed a small bug in CCD profiles
     - Fixed Gear tab to show extremely large numbers for focuser position
     - Fixed double "s" in exposure part of filenames generated in rare cases
     - Fixed "Don't dither plans" will not warn for no connection to PHD/MGen/LinGuider
     - Fixed keeping EOS camera "On" was not working in rare cases
     - Fixed Various fixes here and there
 
2016/07/28 - v.3.13 New features and bug fixes
     - Added in Plan Editor (EOS/CCD) possibility to clone an imaging plan as other type (for example to clone a light plan as darks plan)
     - Added ToDo tab in Object Browser
     - Added button "Add in ToDo" in the Deep Sky and Custom tabs of Object Browser
     - Added possibility to import object lists downloaded from www.dso-browser.com in Custom and ToDo tabs
     - Added settings for defining the telescope movement fast and slow speeds
     - Added possibility to store two CCD profiles in the Object Calculator
     - Added setting to enable/disable a work-around of LiveView problem with some QHY models
     - Added showing the applied focus offset in filter change in Gear tab
     - Added messages in Log Panel when data is sent to a Planetarium application
 
     - Fixed the Park/Unpark button in Gear tab
     - Fixed the "<" button in Img tab not showing the first image in folder without sub-folders
     - Fixed LiveView problem for QHY9
     - Fixed LiveView problem for QHY22
     - Fixed rare problem in solving FITS files
     - Fixed rare problem in FITS files reading
     - Fixed wrong exposure duration storing in FITS header when exposure is shorter than 0.0001s
     - Fixed incorrect calculation in DeepSky Darkness Calculator when Astro Twilight ends after midnight
     - Fixed incorrect reporting that Color CCD is a Mono CCD in Camera Tab
     - Fixed endless reporting that CCD temperature can't be read when ASCOM driver doesn't provide value
     - Fixed not updating correctly Filter Wheel "Go To filter" list on settings changes
 
2016/06/15 - v.3.12 New features and bug fixes
     - Added User Interface facelift - gentle changes for better and modern look
     - Added APT Pulse Dithering - dithering with pulse guiding commands for using with self guided mounts like Meade StarLock or mounts like SW StarAdventure, AstroTrac and etc.
     - Added #SolveSync command
     - Added scheduling EOS or CCD imaging plan execution on Deep Sky Darkness (DSD) start/end (FULL version only)
     - Added scheduling EOS or CCD imaging plan execution on Astro night start/end
     - Added scheduling EOS or CCD imaging plan execution on Night start/end
     - Added support for the latest TemperHum sensors
     - Added holding Shift key during APT start will skip the devices auto-connection
     - Added in PointCraft both Near and Blind solving updates the approximate coordinates fields
     - Added validation of all values pasted in edit boxes
     - Added saving of last connected camera for use in Object Calculator
     - Added disabling of CCD/Pixel in Object Calculator when EOS camera is selected/connected
     - Added possibility to read/store the CCD Temperature for CCDs without cooler
     - Added Guiding Resume Delay
     - Added Camera name/model as option for images file name
 
     - Removed Date as mandatory part of the images folder path.
 
     - Fixed crash when Start/Stop shortcut is used without connection
     - Fixed the coordinates import from CdC and C2A
     - Fixed a bug in Settings->Location display for rare Geo Coordinates input
     - Fixed images saving crash when "/" is copy-pasted in Object Name
     - Fixed incorrect warning for unsupported image quality for Digic 2 cameras
     - Fixed Cooling/Warming aid was using Celsius degrees step no matter that Fahrenheit is set.
     - Fixed Cooling aid for better warming when higher than current temperature is entered.
     - Fixed bug in preview when long imaging plan is executed in RAW only mode
 
2016/04/27 - v.3.11 Small update
     - Added Canon library 3.4
     - Added support for EOS-1D X Mark II, EOS 80D, EOS 1300D (T6, X80)
     - Added One Pixel option in Pixel Aid
     - Added Near and Blind solving in PointCraft prints in Log panel the detected FOV size
     - Added Blind solving in PointCraft prints in Log panel the detected focal length
     - Added reminders when there is need to set the EOS lens in AF and back MF mode when Lens Control is used
 
     - Fixed crash when Show in PointCraft is clicked without selected Planetarium
     - Fixed crash when Settings->Main - “Old Style interface” is enabled
     - Fixed incorrect #GoToOffset calculation around RA 0h and Dec +/- 90
     - Fixed full screen mode on start-up
     - Fixed windows size/position saving
 
2016/04/11 - v.3.10 Major update
     - Completely rewritten User's Guide. Take a look!
     - Added “Auto L” and “Auto R” automatic stretching of CCD Histogram.
     - Added engine to communicate with Planetarium applications
     - Added is new tab in Settings - Planetarium.
     - Added support for Cartes du Ciel (CdC)
     - Added support for Computer Aided Astronomy (C2A)
     - Added support for SkytechX
     - Added in PointCraft - Show button. Shows the solving results in Planetarium
     - Added PointCraft Object buttons will populate the Planetarium coordinates if Shift key is pressed
     - Added Gear Objects button populate the Planetarium coordinates for GoTo if Shift key is pressed
     - Added Tools Shift+Recalc button will send to Planetarium the FOV size based on Camera/Focal Len/telescope/Rotator
     - Added new shortcut ALT+W which is same as  Shift+Recalc
     - Added in PointCraft settings “No Auto Sync” – GoTo++ will not make sync. Helps with EQMod
     - Added in PointCraft settings “Default Exposure” – if not empty GoTo++ and Auto will use that exposure instead of Camera Tab value
     - Added in PointCraft settings “Use only 'L' EOS Quality” – when checked GoTo++ and Auto will ignore the quality set in Camera Tab
     - Added in PointCraft settings “Relative GoTo++” – better calculation for GoTo++ moves
     - Added support for S1 and S2 quality values
     - Added Shift+Click on Focus Mark shows the temperature of the set mark
     - Added Visible Only in Object Browser – Deep Sky tab
     - Added Visible Only in Object Browser – Custom tab
     - Added Object Browser – Custom tab new field Camera Angle. PointCraft populates this field when is storing solved image
     - Added Object Browser – Custom tab button Show to display the object in Planetarium
     - Added Object Browser – Custom tab button Catch to get the coordinates from Planetarium when object is added or edited
     - Added FITS keywords FOCALLEN and JD (Julian Day)
     - Added TAMBINET keyword in FITS (stores the ambient temperature taken by external sensor)
     - Added Internal commands API. Execution of internal command during plan execution
     - Added Command #GoTo
     - Added Command #GoToOffset
     - Added Command #Shutdown
     - Added Command #Park
     - Added Command #UnPark
     - Added Command #SetObjName
     - Added Command #CCDGain
     - Added Command #CCDWarm
     - Added Command #Tracking
     - Added Shift+Click on OK in Object Browser puts in clipboard #GoTo command with the RA/Dec of select object
     - Added in Gear tab button JNow to convert all coordinates from J2000 to JNow before sending to mount
     - Added Plan lines with command or script are marked with “`” in Camera Tab and in Plan Editor
     - Added Settings->Main - “Old Style interface”. When disabled APT window will behave like regular window – not overlapping the taskbar, no floating window and etc.
     - Added in Img Browser buttons "Up" (goes back in the tree) and "Current" (opens folder selection, sorry no skin yet)
     - Added Settings->Main option "Hide Folders in Img Browser". When it is selected Img Browser will contain only the image thumbnails
     - Added EOS 1300D, 80D and 1DX MkII in Object calculator
     - Added Settings->Advanced option Auto Connect EOS camera. When disabled will not make automatic EOS connection 
     - Added EOS Lens Auto-focus to use HFD (set in Auto Focusing Aid)
     - Added Guiding Settings option Client ping timeout
     - Added Guiding Settings option Guiding Control (see the topic in the Lab section of APT forum)
 
     - Removed "Back" and "Current" thumbnails in Img Browser
 
     - Fixed a bug in CCD Histogram points movement
     - Fixed in Pixel Aid – FITS mode
     - Fixed in ROI – not allowing to drag image in 1:1 mode
     - Fixed is CR2 display when auto-rotation is enabled in the camera menu
     - Fixed crash when EOS camera is busy on connection time
     - Fixed Object Browser – Custom tab accepts dot (.) in Name/Note fields
     - Fixed Tools focal length profile selection not saved during APT restarts
     - Fixed 'NCC' status message in the APT TCP/IP API
     - Fixed 750D/760D pixel size in the internal database. Now PointCraft works fine with these models
 
2015/12/10 - v.3.00 Major update
     - Added: Blind plate solving in PointCraft (PointCraft->Settings to download ASPS, indexes need time to download)
     - Added: PointCraft Auto button can work with both Blind and Near solving
     - Added: Light Grey skin
     - Added: Combined version for all Digic generations (Shift+Connect to select the Digic type)
     - Added: Added support for 5DS, 5DS R, 760D (T6s ,8000D), 750D (T6i, X8i)
     - Added: Canon library 3.2.1
     - Added: Much faster RAW files (.CR2) reading
     - Added: Stars Browser can limit list to visible only (FULL version only)
     - Added: AboveHorizon setting (Settings->Main) and check on GoTo/Goto++ (FULL version only)
     - Added: New tab in Settings dialog – CCD
     - Added: Settings->CCD Auto Connect
     - Added: Setting to Disable minimum exposure duration check (workaround for flats/bias problem with some CCDs)
     - Added: New setting Wheel tab for Moravian wheels and special support
     - Added: New interface for EOS Histogram
     - Added: EOS Histogram Stretching - Double click(+shift) sets the white (black) point
     - Added: EOS Histogram Stretching per channel (RGB button)
     - Added: EOS Histogram Auto-Stretching (AutoStr button)
     - Added: EOS Histogram Logarithmic View (Log button)
     - Added: EOS Histogram for LiveView
     - Added: New interface for CCD Histogram (double click(+shift) sets the white (black) point)
     - Added: CCD Histogram Auto-Stretching
     - Added: CCD Histogram Logarithmic View
     - Added: Filters list on Gear tab for faster change
     - Added: Humidity, DewPoint support for AstroHub and SirJolo arduino based focusers
     - Added: Custom object browser is reloaded automatically if the file is changed outside of APT
     - Added: New types in Custom objects - Variable Star, Asteroid, Comet, Planet
     - Added: Lin_Guider integration (Gear->Guide or F7)
     - Added: Ctrl+Double click - reset the current graph
     - Added: RA/Dec coordinates storage in FITS for images taken with SBIG cameras
     - Added: Multiple MGens (connection to the next available MGen device)
     - Added: AutofocusAid remember the selected method (FWHM or HFD)
     - Added: "Center ROI" button that locks the ROI to the image center allowing alignment
 
     - Changed: Shift+Guide = Guide (removed the switching to PHD)
 
     - Fixed: PointCraft Auto button doesn't show Status 'Imaging'
     - Fixed: Fixed %TotalCount% script parameter for CCDs
     - Fixed: Fixed %Pixel% script parameter for CCDs
     - Fixed: Fix bug in Telescope ASCOM usage that caused problems with some drivers
     - Fixed: Clear Object name from illegal chars.
     - Fixed: Various fixes here and there
 
2015/07/30 - v.2.91 Small update
     - Added: Auto button in PointCraft that makes Shoot->Get Scope Pos->Solve->Sync
     - Added: ROI can be selected with left mouse click
     - Added: ROI size 1/16 from the sensor size
     - Added: New PointCraft setting - Use EOS Crop factor (disabled by default)
 
     - Changed: CCD Shoot button will not make Dithering to prevent problems in PointCraft
 
     - Fixed: Bug in Custom objects when line is imported from AsimoPlan
     - Fixed: GoTo++ Stop doesn't allow to stop exposure
     - Fixed: GoTo++ Stop keeps asking to Sync
     - Fixed: GoTo++ disables the plan start button
     - Fixed: PointCraft can give false error on slow PC
     - Fixed: "Stop" buttons icon in Gear tab
     - Fixed: Bug when objects scale is enabled and PointCraft is started
     - Fixed: Rare Magnifier crashing
     - Fixed: MetaGuide dithering problem
    
2015/05/21 - v.2.90 New features and bug fixes
     - Added: Integration of PlateSolve2 (2.28 or later) made by PlaneWave Instruments
     - Added: PointCraft for image plate solving (in Gear Tab)
     - Added: Aim mode in PointCraft to allow object framing by clicking in solved image
     - Added: GoTo++ mode in PointCraft to allow GoTo with plate solving confirmation
     - Added: Possibility to store PointCraft result in Object Browser (full version only)
     - Added: Smart RA/Dec controls to allow input in any format
     - Added: 27 keyboard shortcuts (point "?" button to see the list in tooltip balloon)
     - Added: FITS Header viewer (in Img Tab)
     - Added: Higher CCD Compatibility setting
     - Added: Log file can't become bigger than 5MB
     - Added: Minor improvements here and there
 
     - Moved: ASCOM telescope control is available in the demo version
     - Moved: DARV is available in the demo version
     - Moved: Meridian Flip Clock is available in the demo version
     - Moved: APT dithering without guiding program is available in the demo version
     - Moved: Advanced telescope GoTo - Alt/Az available in the demo version
     - Moved: Advanced telescope GoTo - Alt/Az offset for AstroTotrilla polar alignment available in the demo version
     - Moved: Advanced telescope GoTo - RA/Dec offset available in the demo version
 
     - Fixed: On some PCs Focus Aid crashes
     - Fixed: Deep Sky Darkness (DSD) calculator can't be closed in some situations
     - Fixed: DARV crash when aid is closed without use
     - Fixed: Warning messages in Log panel when SBIG camera is used
     - Fixed: AutoFocusing is not stopping when max attempts count is reached
     - Fixed: Various fixes here and there
 
     - Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green)
 
2015/03/20 - v.2.82 Bug fixes
     - Added: Support for focus offsets with relative focusers
 
     - Fixed: On some PCs Focus Aid crashes
     - Fixed: Crash when empty Vertical plan is saved
     - Fixed: Brackets in DSLR file names when EXIF is not used
     - Fixed: EXIF temperature reading for 1200D
 
2015/03/04 - v.2.81 Bug fix
     - Fixed: Bug in AstroTortilla integration
 
2015/02/26 - v.2.80 New features and bug fixes
     - Added: Unihedron Sky Quality Meter devices integration
     - Added: Vertical plan execution
     - Added: CCD Flats Aid
     - Added: Reworked images naming (combination of 13 options)
     - Added: Reworked images storing folders (combination of 8 options)
     - Added: Manual entry of Sky Quality estimation
     - Added: The newest Canon library (2.15)
     - Added: Support for EOS 7D Mk II
     - Added: Added support for the latest TemperHum model
     - Added: Graph Panel re-opening on APT start
     - Added: Guide star distance Graph
     - Added: Sky Quality Graph
     - Added: Sky Quality NELM (V) to/from MPSAS (B) convertor
     - Added: Double click switches between "Preview On" and "Preview On 1:1"
     - Added: Added %Lat%, %Long%, %SQM% parameters
     - Added: SBIG & QSI now ignore "ASCOM wheel auto connect" option
     - Added: Possibility to select the SBIG camera USB port
     - Added: Background FITS saving
     - Added: Sky Quality value saving in FITS header
     - Added: Added EOS 750D/760D and EOS 5Ds/5Ds R in the object calculator
 
     - Fixed: Bug in Meridian Flip Clock
     - Fixed: Bug in Cross moving in CCD mode
     - Fixed: Object Name was not kept during sessions
     - Fixed: QHY LiveView is crashing with AstroTortilla
     - Fixed: Bug on EOS Camera Disconnect
     - Fixed: Bug in storing southern hemisphere site coordinates in FITS
     - Fixed: Fixed "Shift+Drag" scrolling in resized mode
     - Fixed: Other UI bugs
     - Fixed: Various fixes here and there
 
     - Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green)
 
2014/12/04 - v.2.70 New features and bug fixes
     - Added: Dithering in multi-camera setup (See Section XXVII)
     - Added: Dark Flats plans type
     - Added: ASCOM Rotators support
     - Added: Small cross to mark CMOS center in 5x and 10x Zoom
     - Added: Shift+Double Click to center zoom window
     - Added: Settings Backup/Restore
     - Added: Enable/Disable telescope tracking (full version only)
     - Added: Advanced telescope GoTo - Alt/Az (full version only)
     - Added: Advanced telescope GoTo - Alt/Az offset for AstroTotrilla polar alignment (full version only)
     - Added: Advanced telescope GoTo - RA/Dec offset (full version only)
     - Added: Better multi cameras connection control. Now CCD can be primary, EOS secondary
     - Added: Minimize button in window mode
     - Added: All buttons that have Shift+Click action are marked with "+"
     - Added: Workaround of ASCOM driver problem causing LiveView to hang with QHY22 and maybe other QHY models
 
     - Fixed: Filter's focus offset not used in plan
     - Fixed: SBIG Frame/Focusing plans not showing image
     - Fixed: Bug in CCD bias plans
     - Fixed: Bug in Meridian Flip Clock
     - Fixed: Bug for EOS 5D Mk1 and maybe other models with B dial mode
     - Fixed: Fix in the MGen 2.12 support
     - Fixed: Other UI bugs
     - Fixed: Various fixes here and there
 
     - Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green)
 
2014/09/19 - v.2.60 New features and bug fixes
     - Added: Auto Focusing Aid for ASCOM focusers (see the User's Guide)
     - Added: Dither on # images option (Guide dialog box)
     - Added: PHD connection port definition (Guide dialog box)
     - Added: New images folder after midnight option (Settings->Advanced)
     - Added: Bind Magnifier to Focus Aid option to allow focusing star magnification
     - Added: Support QSI wheel profiles (Gear->Wheel Settings)
     - Added: In CCD mode automatic use of the shortest exposure in Bias plans
     - Added: In CCD histogram left double click moves the point to the border
     - Added: Cooling Aid can make small warming
     - Added: The different APT instances now store separate set of configurations
     - Added: DARV allows to use x2 East speed
     - Added: Support for MGen firmware 2.11+
     - Added: Filter name is visible in the Status panel
     - Added: Click on Gear->Guide will find the PHD2 window
 
     - Fixed: In CCD histogram Fine/Coarse movements
     - Fixed: CCD preview was making unwanted vertical flip
     - Fixed: Various fixes here and there
 
     - Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green)
 
2014/06/26 - v.2.54 New features and bug fixes
     - Added: HFD focusing method in Focus Aid
     - Added: Star profile in Focus Aid
     - Added: Graphs for FWHM and HFD in Focus Aid
     - Added: Graph in Bahtinov Aid
     - Added: Graphs for Temperature, EXIF, Humidity, DewPoint, CCD Temperature/Power (Tools tab)
     - Added: Search in Objects Browser
     - Added: Custom Objects Browser import detects duplicates by coordinates
     - Added: Delete multiple lines in Custom Objects Browser
     - Added: Use the current coordinates to create new line in Custom Objects Browser
     - Added: The files need to make objects import from AstroPlanner are included in the setup
     - Added: Delay dithering start (Settings->Advanced)
     - Added: Export APT's log file (Settings->Main)
     - Added: Displaying EU, US or Japanese name depending on the connected camera
 
     - Fixed: Not showing the correct power level for SBIG cameras
     - Fixed: Bug in the image preview when QHY10 is used
     - Fixed: Selecting the image quality when EOS 1Dx is used
     - Fixed: Bug when EOS Kiss X6i is connected (650D and Rebel T4i were not affected)
     - Fixed: Various fixes here and there
 
     - Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green)
 
2014/04/16 - v.2.50 New features and bug fixes
     - Added: SBIG cameras and filter wheels support
     - Added: EOS 1200D support
     - Added: The newest Canon library (2.14)
     - Added: New tab in Settings - Filter Wheel
     - Added: Displaying filter names in Plan Editor and in Camera tab when they are described in Settings
     - Added: The 'Auto Canceled' images are not counted during plan execution
     - Added: Schedule plan execution (Shift+Start)
     - Added: Run a plan for defined number of executions (Shift+Start)
     - Added: UI changes for compatibility with UltraVNC under XP
     - Added: New setting (Advanced tab) to disable FITS auto orientation for CCDs like QHY10 MkII
 
     - Moved: Skins are available in the demo version
 
     - Fixed: Bug in the TemperGold support
     - Fixed: Bug in GoTo when declination is negative and less than one degree
     - Fixed: Rare crashing when EOS connection is lost
     - Fixed: Crashing when EOS connection is lost during LiveView
     - Fixed: Bug in Flats plans when are used with EOS having B dial mode
     - Fixed: Bug in the Planetary HD video when destination is PC or Cam+PC
     - Fixed: Various fixes here and there
 
     - Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green)
 
2014/02/27 - v.2.43 Small update
     - Added: Profiles for the parameters of Collimation Aid
     - Added: Telescope Park/Unpark button (full version only)
     - Added: Dithering distance up to 90 for MGen and APT Dithering
     - Added: EOS 1200D in the Object calculator
     - Added: Meridian Flip Clock shows "?" when mount is not tracking
     - Fixed: DARV was not using the right speeds for certain mounts
     - Fixed: DSD Clock bug in certain case
     - Fixed: False error message when 0s exposure is used with camera with B and M dial modes
     - Fixed: Small bug in Plan Editor when keyboard is used for scrolling
     - Fixed: Various fixes here and there
 
2014/01/09 - v.2.41 Updates and Bug fixes
     - Added: No Thumbnails (Settings->Main) for better performance on slow PCs
     - Updated: Changed the order of "." and ".." in Image Browser
     - Updated: DARV is now not changing the ISO to highest value
     - Fixed: Cam+PC on Digic4 camera was duplicating the stored images
     - Fixed: Rare PixelAid crashes
     - Fixed: Small bug in DARV
     - Fixed: Image Browser crash when there is 32bits FITS in the current folder
     - Fixed: Rare random Image Browser crashes
     - Fixed: Various fixes here and there
 
2013/12/20 - v.2.40 New features and bug fixes
     - Added: Lacerta MGen support for Dithering and Auto Cancel
     - Added: New tab - Image Browser with thumbnails
     - Added: Pixel Aid with various image statistics - Median, Std Dev and etc.
     - Added: Implementation of the original DARV method (no LiveView needed)
     - Added: Possibility to build custom objects list in the Object Browser
     - Added: Object size in pixels calculation in the Calculator
     - Added: Object sizes in pixels calculation in Object Browser
     - Added: Shoot button now stores EXIF temperature in the file name
 
     - Confirmed: Works with EOS 70D
 
     - Updated: Preview Effects are moved in separate panel
     - Updated: Improved Tools tab
     - Updated: Telescope tab is renamed to Gear tab
     - Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green)
 
     - Fixed: QSI filter names problem
     - Fixed: TruTeck wheel connection problem
     - Fixed: SGL focuser connection problem
     - Fixed: Various fixes here and there
 
     - Removed: The implementation of the modified DARV
     - Removed: The manual DARV
 
2013/10/02 - v.2.33 Small update
     - Added: Temper Gold support
     - Added: Stop Auto cooling on CCD connection (Settings->Advanced tab)
     - Added: Remote Desktop cursor fix (Settings->Advanced tab)
     - Added: Check for ROI on plan start
     - Changed: Disable ROI and Cooling option in plan execution
     - Changed: Removed the filter name form the dark filenames
     - Fixed: Incorrect duration display for long CCD exposures
     - Fixed: TemperHum V2 readings problem
     - Fixed: Bug when DSUSB is used with Digic III and newer cameras
     - Fixed: Problem with audio in Object Browser
     - Fixed: A bug in Plan editor visible in clean install before first connection to camera
 
 
2013/09/17 - v.2.32 Small update
     - Added: Latest Canon library
     - Added: Support for EOS 70D
     - Added: Dithering settle time in APT native dithering
     - Verified: All features except Mirror Locking works with EOS 70D
     - Fixed: Bug in ImagePreview "Browse" button
     - Fixed: Bug in APT native dithering
     - Fixed: Bug in switching between Color and Mono FITS preview
     - Fixed: Bug when Serial cable is used with Digic III and newer cameras
 
 
2013/08/22 - v.2.31 Small update
     - Added: Possibility to set CCD temperature in one step by setting Cooling/Warming step to 0
     - Changed: When PHD dithering is in progress the PHD Status is updated on every second
     - Fixed: Bug in PHD dithering on some computers
     - Fixed: Bug in CCD mode when Shoot and Stop combination is used
     - Fixed: A bug that generates huge log file in EOS Mode during LiveView.
           The old file will be automatically cleared
     - Fixed: Bug in EOS plan with filter wheel change and 0s pause
 
 
2013/08/16 - v.2.30 New features and bug fixes
     -Added: Custom support for QSI cameras (check the User's guide for filter names definition)
     -Confirmed: Works with Moravian cameras
     -Added: Don't sync EOS clock setting in Advanced Tab
     -Added: Import/Export site coordinates from/to ASCOM in Location Tab
     -Added: Canon library 2.13 is incorporated
     -Added: Correct B or M dial mode check for Shoot button
     -Added: Filter wheel usage in EOS mode plans
     -Added: Filter name is part of the file names in EOS mode
     -Added: Region of Interest in CCD mode
     -Added: Meridian Flip Clock (full version only)
     -Added: Countdown beeps for the last 3s of a pause in focus plans and delayed execution
     -Added: Temperature tab in settings dialog
     -Added: Support for USB_Dewpoint sensor
     -Added: Cooling/Warming Aid for CCD mode
     -Added: Detection of possible thermal shock in CCD mode
     -Changed: Faster focuser position feedback
 
     -Moved: ASCOM focuser control is available in the demo version.
     -Moved: Sound notifications are available in the demo version.
 
     -Fixed: Problems with EOS 6D
     -Fixed: Disappearing Cross
     -Fixed: Low LiveView frame rate when Right lens control button is used
     -Fixed: TIFF creation crash in EOS mode when long plan is executed
     -Fixed: Minor bug in the APT dithering
     -Fixed: Minor bug in EOS mode when Auto cancel feature is used
     -Fixed: Crash in CCD mode when LiveView is ON and APT is closed
     -Fixed: Crash in CCD mode when many images are taken
     -Fixed: Bug in Darkness clock when there is no Astro twilight
     -Fixed: Minor fixes here and there
 
     -Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green)
 
2013/04/04 - v.2.20 New features and bug fixes
     -Added:  Smooth image scrolling with Shift and drag
     -Added:  Debayering in CCD (on camera connection and in settings dialog)
     -Added:  RGGB GRGB... options for Debayaring
     -Added:  Centering cross in Bahtinov grabber
     -Added:  Collimation Aid
     -Added:  Starts Catalog - 78 (in Object Browser)
     -Added:  Alignment stars maps (in Object Browser)
     -Added:  Smart sorting of the grids in Object Browser depending of the column type
     -Added:  ASCOM mount Sync by star (full version only)
     -Added:  Dithering without guide scope - APT Dithering (full version only)
     -Added:  Status for LiveView Exposure in CCD mode
     -Added:  LV Automation for CCD - auto selects the max binning
     -Added:  LiveView frames-per-second (FPS) in EOS mode
     -Added:  CCD Histogram is upgraded with controls for moving Black/White on steps
     -Added:  Possibility to store up to 5 locations in the Settings dialog
     -Added:  Check box "Don't save Object Name", Settings->Advanced
     -Added:  LX200 compatible mounts support, Settings->Advanced
     -Added:  Object Calculator for CCD mode
     -Added:  Single_ prefix for Shoot button images
     -Added:  Focus plan type - stores only one temporary image on the HDD and no images on the camera
 
     -Changed: Faster cross rotation/moving
     -Changed: Some UI and work-flow improvements
     -Changed: Bahtinov Aid optimizations
 
     -Fixed: A bug with EOS 40D Bulb exposures
     -Fixed: 6D EXIF temperature readings
     -Fixed: Bug in Plan cloning
     -Fixed: No filter change when Pause = 0s
     -Fixed: Shoot button file names and storing inconsistency
     -Fixed: Minor fixes here and there
 
     -Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green)
 
2013/02/12 - v.2.10 New features and bug fixes
     -Added:  Bahtinov Aid - works with LiveView and Images in both EOS and CCD mode
     -Added:  Canon's library 2.12 integration - 6D and 1D-C are supported now
     -Added:  Framing masks are upgraded to work with LiveView (full version only)
     -Added:  ASCOM focusers with temperature sensor now acts as Temper sensor and can me used, to monitor the ambient temperature and etc.
 
     -Fixed:  A bug in turning CCD cooler to OFF
     -Fixed:  A bug for QHY9
     -Fixed:  A bug when AstroTortilla calls APT in CCD mode
     -Fixed:  A bug in the scroll when APT is in window mode (not maximized)
     -Fixed:  A bug in CCD mode, that doesn't allow to make Bias frames
     -Fixed:  Some minor CCD fixes
     -Fixed:  Some minor tweaks here and there
 
2012/11/23 - v.2.01 Small update
     -Added:  Saving .CR2 raw files in TIFF format
     -Added:  Setting the maximum ISO for Astro Tortilla
     -Added:  Integration of Astro Tortilla in CCD mode
 
     -Fixed:  Installer to use the right VS 2005 redistributable package
     -Fixed:  FITS format saving - the files are hard to process
     -Fixed:  Starlight Express filter wheel works fine
     -Fixed:  Small interface fixes
 
 
2012/11/15 - v.2.00 The biggest update so far
     -Added:  Support for ASCOM compatible CCD cameras
     -Added:  CCD mode of the plan editor
     -Added:  CCD mode of the Histogram
     -Added:  Darkness Clock
     -Added:  Deep Sky Darkness Calculator
     -Added:  Support for Meade focusers
     -Added:  "Don't dither" option per plan
     -Added:  New Script parameters
     -Added:  Usage of the latest Canon library 2.11
     -Added:  Support for 650D, 1Dx, 5D MkIII, 60Da
     -Added:  Configurable auto connection to telescope
     -Added:  Configurable auto connection to focuser
     -Added:  Configurable auto connection to filter wheel
     -Added:  Tabs in the settings dialog
     -Added:  Support for Biula Audio Trigger
 
     -Moved:  ASCOM filter wheel control is available in the demo version
 
     -Fixed:  EOS 1100D mirror locking
     -Fixed:  Problem with RAW only images and exposures under 1s    
     -Fixed:  Incorrect remaining time calculation is specific situation
     -Fixed:  Loosing connection to PHD when PHD is restarted
     -Fixed:  Many small enhancements and fixes.
 
     -Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green)
 
2012/3/06 - v.1.93 Bug fixes
     -Fixed: Exif temperature is fixed back to store the right reading in the filename
     -Fixed: LiveView was slow in B dial mode on 60D    
     -Fixed: "_" will not be put in the folder name when is grouping by Object name
     -Change: Minor improvements in Video planetary mode
 
2012/3/02 - v.1.92 Small update
     -Added:  Mirror lockup status reporting for all models
     -Added:  Check if Mirror lockup is in the right status depending on the model, Anti-Vibration pause
           and Automation setting
     -Added:  Check if for the right dial mode when recording HD video
     -Moved:  Object Browser is available in the demo version
     -Added:  Possibility to play MP3 file for object in the Object Browser (requires an audio extension)
     -Added:  Full and short audio extensions as separate downloads in the site
     -Added:  Framing mask flip (180 degrees rotation) for use after Meridian flip (full version only)
 
     -Change: Improved "Frames per second" ratio in LiveView Planetary mode, more than twice. The preview
           refresh rate is slower
 
     -Fixed:  Bug when plan is executed with Camera only destination and after that again with Camera+PC
           destination
     -Fixed:  Few more small odd things
 
     -Updated: Some of the interesting facts in Objects browser are extended by Jeff Seivert. Thank you!
 
2012/2/15 - v.1.90 New features and bug fixes
     -Added:  TemperHum v2 support
     -Added:  Close button for all panels
     -Added:  Shutter counter displaying on camera connection (Digic 3 and later)
     -Added:  Automatic enable/disable of the Mirror Lockup camera function
           depending on the selected Anti-Vibration pause (Digic 3 and later)
     -Added:  Possibility to disable dithering for particular plan (like focusing plan)
     -Added:  Minimize/restore the sections in Telescope Tab
     -Change: Record LiveView button is upgraded to Planetary Panel
     -Added:  Possibility to define the number of frames to be captured in LiveView
           Planetary mode
     -Added:  Possibility to record HD Video (Digic 4 only, full version only)
     -Added:  ASCOM Filter Wheels support (full version only)
     -Added:  Filter Wheel can apply focus offsets to ASCOM focuser (full version only)
     -Added:  Other small User Interface enhancements
 
     -Moved:  Settings dialog is available in the demo version
     -Moved:  Images folder selection is available in the demo version    
     -Moved:  Possibility to group the images, by Plan Type, Object Name or both
           is available in the demo version
     -Moved:  Automatic image name prefix and suffix - ISO, Exposure, Date, Time,
           EXIF or TemperHUM temperature  is available in the demo version
     -Moved:  Delayed plan start is available in the demo version
     -Moved:  Selection between Celsius and Fahrenheit is available in the demo version
     -Moved:  Temper(HUM) calibration - entering calibrating constants is available in the demo version
     -Moved:  Changing the number of the images used for LV Stack is available in the demo version
     -Moved:  Tooltips ON/OFF is available in the demo version
     -Moved:  LiveView automation ON/OFF is available in the demo version
     -Moved:  Bigger User Interface fonts for notebooks with big screen resolution and small display
           is available in the demo version
     -Moved:  Support for M dial mode for Flat/Bias plans is available in the demo version
     -Moved:  Possibility to change the limits for the notifications for low PC/Camera battery,
           low Camera space is available in the demo version
     -Moved:  Possibility to change the path in Images browser is available in the demo version
     -Moved:  Keeping settings between APT restarts is available in the demo version
     -Moved:  Support for M dial mode for Flat/Bias plans is available in the demo version
 
     -Fixed:  Bug in the remaining time counter when APT is minimized
     -Fixed:  Bug in the remaining time counter when APT is paused
     -Fixed:  Bug when Script and 0s pause are used.
     -Fixed:  Bug that causes tabs randomly to become invisible when APT is in background
 
     -Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green)
     -Updated: Some of the interesting facts in Objects browser are extended by Jeff Seivert. Thank you!
 
2012/1/3 - v.1.83 Bug fixes
     -Fixed: Bug when serial cables is used
     -Fixed: Bug in plan editor - script features
 
2011/12/29 - v.1.82 New features and bug fixes
     -Fixed: Strange plan execution behavior
     -Fixed: UI tuned for netbooks
 
2011/12/23 - v.1.80 New features and bug fixes
     -Added: Showing the remaining plan duration
     -Added: Showing the expected plan ending time
     -Added: Rotate image effect
     -Added: Magnifier, allows x3, x5, x10 and x15 times zoom
     -Added: AstroTortilla integration (AT team is still working on their side)
     -Added: Scripts execution after exposure end
     -Added: Small User Interface enhancements
     -Added: Usability enhancements
     -Added: Showing Alt/Az coordinates (full version only)
     -Added: Support for M dial mode for Flat/Bias plans (full version only)
     -Added: Possibility to change the limits for Low Cam/PC battery and Cam Space notifications (full version only)
     -Added: Start APT in window mode (full version only)
     -Added: AutoStar Sync function - Ctrl+Enter (full version only)
     -Fixed: Bug that makes APT to crash sometimes when using Focus Aid and Zoom
     -Fixed: Bug that degrades the LiveView image quality in some rare situations
     -Fixed: Bug in scrolling image in left direction
     -Fixed: No low space notification when there is no memory card
     -Fixed: Bug that requires to click once before Zooming LiveView
     -Fixed: 1:1 Scroll mode initially will show the image center
     -Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green)
 
2011/10/27 - v.1.70 New features and bug fixes
     -Added: Lens aperture control
     -Added: Ascom focusers control (full version only)
     -Added: Manual DARV (full version only)    
     -Added: Sortable Object browser (full version only)
     -Added: Restore original Exp/ISO/Plan after plan completion
     -Added: Multiple focal lengths for the calculator
     -Added: Notifications for low PC/Cam battery, low Cam space
     -Added: PHD remote connection by IP
     -Added: Improvements in FocusAid - "Reset Best FWHM" button and changeable FWHM stack count
          when LiveView is used to make the readings more accurate
     -Added: Gamma control effect for Images and LiveView
     -Added: Brightness control effect for Images and LiveView
     -Added: Small LV++ and LV Stack enhancements
     -Added: Small User Interface enhancements
     -Added: Usability enhancements
     -Fixed: Instability issues when connection to the camera is lost
     -Fixed: Instability issues with LiveView in combination with multiple connection/disconnection actions
     -Fixed: small User Interface problems
     -Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green)
 
2011/8/26 - v.1.60 New features and bug fixes
     -Added: New User Interface. APT has a new look. All features are grouped in three
          tabs Camera, Telescope and Tools. Also there is different look for 4:3
          and wide screens that gives optimal size of the     preview.
     -Added: Restore window mode and window resizing
     -Added: Keeping restored window position and size between APT restarts
     -Added: Multi-monitors support. APT can moved through the monitors while is in restored mode.
     -Added: Possibility to select bigger User Interface fonts for notebooks with big screen resolution
          and small display (full version only).
     -Added: Dropdown lists have scroll-bars that can be used with mouse.
     -Added: Shoot button can be used for Bulb exposures. In this mode the anti-vibration
          pause and long exposure control settings are in use.
     -Added: Reminder to put on/off the telescope cap when you switch between Dark/Bias and Light/Flat plans.
     -Added: Reminder to stop EOS Utility
     -Added: Reminder that Virtual long exposure control and Digic 3 camera combination
          will lead to amp glow.
     -Added: Image browser (in demo version you can't change the folder). You can preview
          images and use them to build Framing Mask. When you shoot in RAW+L the browser
          will show only the JPG file because it is faster. If there is no JPG then RAW
          file will be displayed.
     -Added: The images folder will not be changed after midnight.
     -Added: Possibility to group the images, by Plan Type, Object Name or both (full version only).
     -Added: Temporary images storage to cooperate better with Deep Sky Stack - Live
     -Added: The default images folder now is C:\APT_Images\Camera_1. (in the demo version it can't be changed).
     -Added: AutoStar section now has Up and Down buttons (full version only).
     -Added: Camera status in main window now shows Current/Remaining count during plan execution.
     -Added: Exposures table will highlight the currently executing plan line and show progress
     -Added: Camera auto-connection on startup. If the camera is on it will be connected automatically.
     -Fixed: the @@@ bug in file naming.
     -Fixed: LiveView automation now uses 30s as exposure time.
     -Fixed: Other small enhancements and fixes.
     -Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green)
 
2011/5/27 - v.1.53 New features and bug fixes
     -Added: RAW only images preview
     -Added: Scrollable log panel with all messages since last APT restart
     -Added: When a plan is looped (Shift+Start) round number is printed in the log panel
     -Added: Support for exposures with duration 0s in order to define complex plans with pauses between the lines
     -Added: Sharp Image/LiveView effect in the demo version
     -Added: Negative Image/LiveView effect in the demo version
     -Added: R, G, B, L histograms in the demo version
     -Added: Support for Meade LX200 Classic - slew speed has to be changed from the handset (in full version only)
     -Added: Support for Meade Autostar II (in full version only)
     -Added: Setting for the number of frames used in LV Stack (in full version only, demo uses fixed value 20)
     -Added: Setting to enable/disable LiveView Automation for maximum sensitivity (in full version only, demo uses fixed value ON)    
     -Added: Settings dialog box is optimized for netbook screen resolutions
     -Fixed: DARV - the red circle is displayed on the right place (in full version only)
     -Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green)
 
2011/4/7 - v.1.51 New features and bug fixes
     -Added: Better DARV. The optimal position is displayed as red circle (in full version only)
     -Added: Usage of the latest Canon library 2.10.0
     -Added: ISO and exposure are restored the previous values after LiveView session
     -Verified: 600D works with APT 1.51
 
2011/3/29 - v.1.50 New features and bug fixes
     -Added: DARV - Drift Alignment by Robert Vice method using LiveView (in full version only)
     -Added: Auto detection of the dial mode and advise for the needed mode
     -Added: New plan type - Bias plan. Automatically selects the fastest
                shutter speed supported by the camera
     -Added: AV dial mode support for Flat plans - the exposure duration
                will be determined by the camera
     -Added: "L_", "D_", "F_" and "B_" (for Light, Dark, Flat and Bias plans)
                are added in the beginning of the file names for easier post-processing
     -Added: Image Path selection dialog (full version only)
     -Added: Autostar extension of Telescope Panel with all hand-box keys - available
          for Meade mounts. (full version only)
     -Added: 600D and 1100D support (may require an non released yet update of the Canon library)
     -Change: Telescope connection will not be closed when the panel is closed (full version only)
     -Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green)
     -Fixed: A problem with 60D LiveView
     -Fixed: Fix of the problem when ASCOM and EQMode are used. Now tracking will
                not stop after a move (full version only)
       -Fixed: Some UI issues under Win7    
 
2011/2/17 - v.1.40 New features and bug fixes
     -Added: PHD Auto-Dithering of the light frames
     -Added: PHD Auto-Canceling on predefined guiding error
     -Added: PHD PHD monitoring of the distance to the guide star in the main window
     -Added: MetaGuide Auto-Dithering of the light frames
     -Added: One click switching to the guiding program
     -Added: Automatic Lens focusing - use the Lens Panel (in full version only)
     -Added: ASCOM telescopes control (in full version only)
     -Added: Upgraded Object Browser with coordinates and integration
          with ASCOM control (in full version only)
     -Added: Upgraded Object Browser with Herschel 400 and most of Caldwell
          and Hidden Treasures catalogs (in full version only)
     -Added: Auto population of the main prefix with the number of the selected
          object from the browser (in full version only)
     -Added: 60D support
     -Added: Usage of the latest Canon library 2.9.0
     -Added: SRAW1 and SRAW2 quality options support
     -Added: Showing the best FWHM value so far for the current object
     -Added: Better font for FWHM values
     -Added: Saving the used Long Exp. option between sessions (in full version only)
     -Added: Labels "iso" and "sec" are put in the file names for easier reading
     -Added: Auto selection of the highest ISO and 2.5" exposure for most
          sensitive LiveView
     -Added: OK button saves the last change in the Edit dialog
     -Added: Double click on the Exposures table opens the Edit dialog
     -Added: Better handling when connecting to the camera
     -Added: Removing of IMG_ and MG_ from file names
     -Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green)
     -Fixed: A bug with when unsupported quality is set on the camera, leads to crash
     -Fixed: Exif option change in the Settings dialog needed APT
          restart to take effect
     -Fixed: TemperHUM calibration values need APT restart to take effect
     -Fixed: Preview didn't keep scroll position between images
     -Fixed: Other small things
 
2011/1/4 - v.1.32 Bug Fix
     -Fixed: Bug when Digic3 camera is used with serial cable.
 
2010/12/23 - v.1.30 New features and bug fixes
     -Added: FWHM (Full Width Half Maximum) focusing - use the Focusing Aid panel.
     -Added: Framing Mask (FULL version only) - a multi session aid to help
          orienting the camera by same angle and position during multiple nights.
     -Added: Tooltips help - Shows description per every feature
     -Added: Tooltips ON/OFF (FULL version only)
     -Added: PC only destination for Digic 4 cameras (still needs card).
     -Added: Pause / Resume function when plan execution is in progress.
     -Added: Shift+Start to loop a plan
     -Added: 0s pause between exposures
     -Added: Auto synchronization of the camera's clock on connection
     -Added: Longer connection timeout
     -Added: Splash screen to show loading progress
     -Added: Night Mode for the User guide
     -Added: Some optimizations in the User's Interface
     -Added: Some performance optimizations
     -Added: Temper(HUM) calibration (FULL version only) - now you can enter calibrating constants.
     -Updated: Better LV++ - less noise and more sensitive
     -Updated: Better LVStack - less noise and more sensitive.
     -Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green)
     -Fixed: Fixed is the bulb accuracy problem
     -Fixed: Fixed is the random problem with _@@@ in the file names
 
2010/11/3 - v.1.20 New features and bug fixes
     -Added: Exif Temperature readings - Show it after exposure is taken
     -Added: Exif Temperature readings - use as part of the file name (in FULL version only)
     -Added: LV++ - LiveView image intensification in real time
     -Added: LV Stack - Stacks the LiveView images in real time
     -Added: Focus Score - evaluates if the focus is near to the perfect one
     -Added: Histogram - R, G, B and L Histogram of taken image (in FULL version only)
     -Added: Use of 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.8, 1.3, 1.6, 2.5, and 3.2 exposures in a plan
     -Added: White balance control
     -Added: In minimized mode Ctrl+S is equal to click on Shoot button
     -Added: The camera state monitor will show the seconds counter
          when Shoot button is used
     -Added: Help button to show the User's guide
     -Added: "Quick Start" section in the User's guide
     -Added: Keeps the Image prefix between APT restarts (in FULL version only)
     -Added: Some optimizations in the User's Interface
     -Updated: The button “F” which places a focus temperature mark
            is with replaced icon – thermometer.
     -Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green)
     -Fixed: Fixed is a bug when the cross is used during the LiveView.
 
2010/9/30 - v.1.10 New features and bug fixes
     -Added: Support for Temper and TemperHUM sensors
     -Added: Dew point closing and passing notifications (in FULL version only)
     -Added: Need to refocus notification (in FULL version only)
     -Added: selection between Celsius and Fahrenheit (in FULL version only)
     -Added: Automatic image suffixes can include the current temperature (in FULL version only)
     -Added: RAW only mode - no image preview yet
     -Added: Stop exposure in plan greater than 1s with the Stop button
     -Added: "PC only" mode save the images with base names 0001, 0002...
     -Added: Image preview in minimized mode to cooperate with guiding software
     -Added: Default focal length (in FULL version only)
     -Added: Corrected image (right orientation) in Preview and LiveView by
          flipping the image horizontally and vertically
     -Added: Sharpening and Negative effects in Preview and LiveView (in FULL version only)
     -Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green)
     -Removed: Automatic mirror lock custom function enabling/disabling is removed for all cameras except 1000D
     -Removed: Custom image quality option.
     -Fixed: Other small bugs.
 
2010/8/17 - v.1.0.9 New features and bug fixes
     -Added: Rotatable/Movable cross
     -Added: Scrolling in Preview mode 1:1
     -Added: Plan cloning in the Plan Editor
     -Added: Lens control (Digic III and latter)
     -Added: Automatic mirror lock enable/disable (Digic III and latter)
     -Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green)
     -Fixed: Plan name can’t contains < or >.
 
2010/5/27 - v.1.0.8 New features and bug fixes
     -Added: Delayed plan start (in FULL version only)
     -Added: Messier catalog browser for object size selection (in FULL version only)
     -Added: Automatic image name prefix and suffix - now ISO, Exposure,
          Date and Time can be part of the image name (in FULL version only)
     -Added: Image quality selection help focusing without Live View.
     -Added: Better integration of Plan Editor
     -Added: Support for ISO 2000 and 2500
     -Added: "N of M images" info in the floating status window.
     -Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green)
     -Fixed: Bug when EOS 50D is used.
     -Fixed: Bug on COM cable with exposures <1s and anti-vibration=0.
     -Fixed: Longer text for the Image Prefix.
     -Fixed: Image Prefix is used when Shoot button is clicked.
     -Fixed: Other small bugs.
 
2010/4/23 - v.1.0.7 New features and bug fixes
     -Added: Grey skin (Full version only)
     -Added: Green skin (Full version only)
     -Added: Blue skin (Full version only)
     -Added: Sound notification (Full version only)
     -Added: Images folder selection (Full version only)
     -Added: TAB key support in Plan editor and object size controls
     -Added: Pierro-Astro serial cable support
     -Added: Hap Griffin serial cable support
     -Added: More support options
     -Updated: User's Guide document (the new things are in green)
     -Fixed: Bug when EOS 550D is used
     -Fixed: Bug in plan execution with Preview=OFF when Digic II camera is used.
     -Fixed: Various interface bugs under Windows XP and Windows 7 (interface is reworked)
     -Fixed: Other small bugs
 
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
 
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
 
2010/2/5 - v.1.0.4 New features and bug fixes
     -Added: Name prefix for PC stored images.
     -Added: Live View recording in sequence of JPGs
     -Added: Camera Self timer in USB only mode. Need to be tested on other cameras.
          It worked for me in the beginning but now doesn't. Still looking what is the problem
     -Updated: User's Guide (the new things are in green)
     -Fixed: Now supports 350D and hope that all problems
          with the cameras before 30D are cleared too.
     -Fixed: Other small bugs
 
2010/1/28 - v.1.0.3 New features and bug fixes
     -Added: Image destination selection
     -Added: Multi-camera support
     -Added: wide screens support
     -Added: ALT+Tab, ALT+Esc, Ctrl+Esc support
     -Updated: User's Guide (the new things are in green)
     -Fixed: Image preview bugs
     -Fixed: Repainting bug after LV session
     -Fixed: Other small bugs
 
2010/1/22 - v.1.0.2 Bugs fixes
      -Fixed: Antivibration=0 + PC cable not working
     -Fixed: LV On then LV Off then shoot, no preview
     -Verified: works with 50D
     -Verified: works with 400D + PC Cable
 
2010/1/20 - v.1.0.1 the first publically available version of APT
 
2009/5/11 – v.1.0.0 the first version of APT