Oh what a beautiful, clear night last night. Lugged all the gear out and went to a local dark-er spot and set up, got the mount polar aligned and star aligned (sweet, everything is going well), slewed to a bright star to focus the scope, opened BYN and...
(insert critical stop chime here),
<<YOUR TRIAL VERSION OF BYN HAS EXPIRED...>>
Ahhhh... I totally forgot that I was running a trial version of the software.
Alright, no big deal, I'll just go manual! But then for some reason the live view on my D5300 wasn't behaving, then I tripped on the leg of the mount pretty hard while fiddling with the camera... aaaand the dominos started falling from there, aaaand I was really starting to feel the Mountain Bike ride from earlier in the day...
Command Decision Moment (while standing there quietly in the dark dimly illuminated by the laptop and being pelted by some unseen and oddly large bugs):
"I'm out!" Broke it all down, went home and went to bed before something bad happened.
Guess what I did first thing in the morning?
Edited by Hypoxic, 08 July 2020 - 05:52 AM.