I received the Celestron 8" Edge/CGEM ll about a month ago and have not had an easy time of setting up the alignment process and getting the computer, software and aggravated me trying to come to some kind of agreement so I can actually tell what star I'm looking at is the one I punched in to align with. I tried cpwi and couldn't get it to do anything. phd2 was a joke "what if you don't have a camera in the list"? The Celestron Starrynight product that Celestron gives you with the scope does nothing to help. Nikon BY didn't do anything except give me nice pics of a 12hr. starry night star filled night simulation that I tried to align with one of the stars but it kept fading out.
So apart from some good instructions step by step that work would it be easier to just pop for the $350 for StarSense and start observing and then maybe actually taking some good pictures?
Frustrated in Ga.