Re AO-8 Won't Track


Dec 3, 2008

 


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#34877 Dec 3, 2008

AO-8 Won't Track

> Posted by: "kerrywaz1" williamsgk1@... kerrywaz1

> Date: Tue Dec 2, 2008 8:52 am ((PST))

>

>I am running MaxIm v5.02 and have recently purchased AO-8 and attached

>to an ST-7XME. I have gone through the locate and calibration steps,

>with the unit moving the guide star around successfully.

>

>When I select 'Start' to begin tracking nothing happens - all the

>subwindows remain blank. If I press start again, I get the message "Use

>locate to select a suitable guide star" or something to that effect. I

>have tried different guide stars, some so bright it makes my ST-7

>bloom, but no luck.

>

>Any thoughts one what is happening? What settings are you guys using

>with the AO-8? There is a test mode, how do I know if the unit is

>working properly?

>

>Thanks,

>Kerry



It sounds like you told it to track without having done the previous things.

Practise letting it select a guide star first. Then select track. Did you do

this? The manual explains this clearly. I use my AO unit all the time.



Lawrence



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