I have a relatively new William Optics GT71 scope with the associated .8x flattener and noticed some seriously odd artifacts on the stars. Especially the bright ones. They look like little diffraction flares. It seems like the star shapes are OK in general so I don't believe this is a pinched optics situation. Could this possibly be some internal obstruction creating diffraction or maybe some protruding screw somewhere? Is anyone familiar with this scope and issue?
Is there a fix for this particular GT71 scope?