Paul, you will get this "PLEASE WAIT" message if you haven't yet downloaded the Explore Stars App database to your computer. Here's the link: https://explorescientificusa.com/pages/microsoft-windows-10-explorestars-app-download . Once you're at that page, click on "Microsoft Windows 10 ExploreStars App Database Download". The data will begin to download. Follow the instructions under "Note 2", then reload the Explore Stars application and give it a few minutes to complete the download. If that doesn't bring up the compass rose, then come back here for more suggestions.
[If you're not using Windows, start here: https://explorescientificusa.com/pages/software-and-downloads-for-pmc-eight-system and click the icon appropriate to your operating system.|
Scope: Explore Scientific AR-102, Astro-Tech AD72ED, Nikon kit lenses
Mounts: Exos2GT-PMC8, Homebrew barndoor tracker
Camera: Nikon D7000, QHY5III-462C
S/W: Backyard Nikon, DeepSkyStacker, Stellarium, CdC, PHD2, Sharpcap Pro, Gimp, RawTherapee