It’s been a while since I’ve been able to go outside at night and use the telescope. The frigid Wisconsin weather seems to stick around for as long as it wills. I haven’t even had a chance to check out The Great Orion Nebula this Winter, one of my favorite views.
I’ve taken peace in the fact that most of what I get to see in the sky doesn’t change much and I know it’ll be there next time I finally make it out. However, I’m starting to think that I may end up having to bundle up, fight the cold, and pray that I survive this coming week. I’ve built this telescope and I want to make sure I use it.
Maybe I’ll purchase some land up north and build an observatory, give it an Internet connection and electricity, and write some software to remotely control it from the comfort of my 70 degree home.