Total noob here.Yesterday I was practicing polar allignment for the first time according to all the instructions with my EQ6-R and so I first found polaris on my phone’s Stellarium but nothing in the polar scope. All I could see through the polar scope were very faint stars, I gave up and I’m planning on getting the ‘Polar Aligner Pro’ for my android.
So tonight I took things into my own hands and used the polar scope like a spotting scope and voila ! I saw the moon ,jupiter and polaris very bright clear and in focus through the polar scope. Nothing wrong with the polarscope. I think it’s a good idea to get the Polar Alligner Pro to get a pretty good polar allignment and then easily I could check the polar scope an adjust to get it even better . Also the front yard has no polaris view so I will need to use this App. I will report as things develop , like getting my first scope in a few days. Thanks for reading.