I don't do much winter observing here in COLD rural upstate New York (cloudy 75% of the time / moon out 50% of the time / windy 25% of the time, etc.) but tonight it was crystal clear and as I was closing up the garage for the night --- there they were (in all their glory) - an old winter night-time friend - THE PLEIADES - THE 7 SISTERS. Grabbed my Celestron 9x63 Ultimas and what a great sight. They are so marvelous - I think almost best seen in large aperture binos.
And just coming up (still in the trees) - my first winter night sky view of the GREAT HUNTER - ORION - with the magnificent M42.
For that - it's worth getting the scope out - even if it's 20 degrees (or less) !!!
Mike P (Ballston Lake, NY)