The Long Pause
Five months to the day since my last night out with the scopes. Sigh.
Mars opposition has come and gone. Ditto Saturn. Missed 'em both. Orion rises high soon after sunset. I don't care, it's cold outside! I've played ham radio a bit to fill the hobby void but the basement is almost as cold as the backyard, so that got old fast. So we wait for spring. The winter skies will have to wait until a) I can afford a permanent, remote-controlled observatory; or b) we retire to Arizona.