R.I.P. Nikon 5000

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after quite a few years of trusty service, my Nikon 5000 has decided to not work any more!

Well, not work correctly I should say.

This is an image I made of the Moon tonight, and as you can see it’s looks as if I have made some sci-fi experiment with it and Jupiter…or something.

Sadly this is the camera that I have hand held up to the eyepiece for years, and I’m going to be lost without it.

Any ideas what causes the rainbow streaks? I should also mention that while the camera is on, the monitor shows the view as being streaky with dark bands across it.

Do I repair the camera, or just get a new one?  Help me Obi-Wans…..