Just received my Nexstar SE8. Yeah! Having some issues getting autoalign to work, but I think I will be able to work through the issues. Right now I am in an urban area with a lot of light, trees, and houses.
My question is this. Do I need to autoalign every time I setup the scope? i.e. I use the scope for a few hours in my front yard. Carry the scope in the house when done. Next night bring the scope back to front yard and set it up. I ASSume I need to autoalign sense the scope does not know if I put it in the same place, facing the same direction? Correct?
Also, last night the front of the OTA was completely covered with dew. I read about cutting a section from a sleeping bad pad and making a shield on the front of the tube. Would an old yoga matt work just as well? Does the material of the shield make a difference?
Thanks for your wisdom!