Last night, we went out for watching the moon and playing. I only brought my Ukulele without a telescope since the weather was no good actually. But to our surprise, the moon came out from behind the cloud.
Anyway, I still got my mobile phone.
Arriving home, the moon was about in the right place from imaging, I pulled out my Nexstar SE mount in the hope to use it with my C5 plus my DSLR to shoot a big moon. But then the Nexstar Plus hand controller refused to boot up with the following error message:
“Bootloader invalid package 0002
Apparently, the firmware was corrupted and a quick google exercise confirmed that. Ordering a cable from US results in a heavy shipping charge and long shipping time. Checking from Chinese site taobao gives a cheaper and faster option. Finally, I managed to find a OEM or better say DIY cable at very low cost! I expect to have it on hand on Thursday. So, I can still use the mount on the planned local trip on Saturday.
We have plenty of sunshine today, but my Mark-X does not allow me to point at the sun due to its position from inside my playing room. Got to wait until the Nexstar SE is fixed soon hopefully.