#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
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.