While taking this image the wind whipped up and blew my astro-tent into the telescope. It knocked over a bunch of things and whacked the telescope pretty good.
It was such a mess and late enough that it shut me down for the night. And it was all my fault too. The tent wasn't secured properly and rather than keep an eye on it, I took a nap instead. Guess that's what happens when you sleep on the job.
After I woke up and found the debris that had once been a fully operational imaging rig, I despondently packed up in the dark and headed home. The entire night was clearly ruined and a bunch of gear was probably broken or at least damaged. It was hard to tell in the dark and I just threw it all in the van and high-tailed it out of there.
But no, even though the night was was cut short by disaster, there was still valid data on the laptop and the resulting image came out not too badly. And other than a few minor scratches, all the gear worked just fine too.
A lucky break for sure.