oh how I wish I could look out the windows at the sky and stay warm! My house is notched into a hillside and we just got the first floor done and capped it over for the winter and my second floor gets done in the spring as I'm building it myself. My view right now are trees and my little Pygmy goat pets who stare at me from their house and me at them when it's cold out. All though, I admit that they come inside to get warm and have snacks. Sorry for the sidetrack there... no I'm not crazy either, they are great pets and better behaved than dogs I've had.
Anyway, back on track, I only have tiny binos at the moment and I've had this stigma (wrongly I know) of using only telescopes for viewing the night sky. I just can't seem to aim the money at binos when I'm saving for the next two scopes and I know that dumb since a good set are a wonderful asset. Maybe I should get going and get a good pair. I'm glad you posted that! Since giving into this hobby finally I have revamped the window selections for my upstairs and have added huge slider windows and mulled monster sliders in the master bedroom. Peering through glass isn't optimal but it can be enough to scratch the itch and NOT FREEZE TO DEATH!