Here’s part of the problem; I’ve been outside several times over the last couple of weeks. The sky was clear of clouds, the stars are starting to appear at a reasonable time, meaning that observation is becoming possible.
I’ve even set up a thing on my phone, where if I press the button three times it goes in to red mode. Red light doesn’t mess up night vision.
I haven’t gone out to do any observing. It’s never the right time. Well, at the moment at least. Of course, that is a state of mind. If I wanted it to be the right time, then it would be.
I have one of the three tools that I need. Possibly two, it is the effort of making the second tool available for use that I need to practice because it means moving a fairly chunky chair in to the garden for the observation period. The thing about the chair is that it is comfortable, and it rotates and reclines – perfect. Unfortunately, it is not weatherproof and therefore it has got to go back inside once I finish, which means I need to be sure that if I am going to observe, it has to be worthwhile.