I am NEW and just got the Nexstar 8se.
I do have astigmatism plus retinitis pigmentosa which includes night blindness and a loss of peripheral vision.
Did I make a major costly mistake?
I had cataract surgery on both eyes. My glasses are separated into distance, computer and reading.
I have no problem using binoculars when the right lens is adjustable without using glasses.
I tried using the included finder scope, however, it depends on how you look through it. Nothing is stated about how you actually look through it to get the star centered. You can look through it one way and get it centered and just move a slight distance in any direction up or down left or right and the center has been changed.
I decided to take the easier way out and get StarSense and the wi-fi adapter and the android app. I spent 2 hours trying to do the alignment and after the scope found 3 stars and the next step was for me to center the brightest star in my eye piece (32mm), I could not find it. At the time it seemed that Mars was the brightest. I used the app and searched in every direction to get it in the eyepiece and calibrated and failed.
I NEED HELP!
Edited by SouthCarolina, 18 October 2020 - 10:55 AM.