I can connect my Nexstar 8SE with starsense to my android s8 by getting my older orion Starseek wifi module (the older rs232 version) to join my phone's wifi hotspot. Sky safari 5 plus then connects OK and will slew the scope. However, there is no connect & align button (only the separate align button) so I can't run the starsense auto align via the app. If I align the scope using the starsense hand controller, the scope actual position is different to that shown in sky safari, so no good for controlling it. I set the scope time etc as the same as sky safari. DST is on on the scope and also on safari. I underswtand that I need to align the scope using sky safari to get it to align properly. I've previously controlled the scope Ok using a laptop and stellarium.
Thanks for any suggestions.