I have a Celestron Nexstar Evolution 8 and I am able to get the connection to work and alignment with IOS Sky Portal (Sky Safari 5). When I have tried using Sky Safari 6 Plus I have intermittent problems with connect to the Wi-Fi and the alignment process. I am using Star Sense to aid me with the alignment. In my scope settings, I have Celestron WI-FI checked and I believe that is correct. This failed last night but I tried to connect today indoors and it worked fine but obviously I am unable to try the alignment again until the evening.
My second question is does when the alignment and calibrate is done, where is this information stored? I had to un-install Sky Portal a few times and I noticed that it asked me to callibrate again so I believe the information is stored in the app somewhere? I have the same question for Sky Safari 6 Plus is it stored within the IOS App?.
I am reluctant to delete and not use Sky Portal App until I know that Sky Safari 6 Plus is going to work since that has been my best luck using an Apple Phone or iPAD to control my scope. Which brings me to my next question. Do I have to peform and alignment and calibrate on my other Apple device too if I want to control the scope with my Ipad?