Now Jupiter is coming back to the evening sky. How many have seen a shadow transit? Seen a moon suddenly appear out of Jove’s shadow? Or slowly fade as it enters? That’s a whole field of study in itself. And with all the moons, dozens of chances to see something wondrous.
So my advice for anyone feeling burnout. Give it a break for a while. Come back when the desire hits. Try some different things. Read up. Learn the names of the stars or the Big Dipper. Recite the Greek alphabet. Keep some binoculars handy and attempt to spy the most southerly thing possible (Like Gamma Velorum from my latitude)
My last Jupiter outings have been outstanding, particularly my last outing with the 9" refractor. I plan to catch it as much as I can. I love seeing a transit or when a moon pops out from around Jove. I did get some 20x60 binoculars on a manfrotto 410 geared head to use for grab and go until my 100mm (or 127mm) refractor gets made.
I have spent time with the big dipper and learning their names but the majority of constellations not really...always something new to learn for me in astronomy which is part of the draw in for me.
I have not even finished the Messiers. Seen many of them multiple times but timing has been off and observing sessions shorter than others for various reasons.
I have all of these wonderful lists from Sue French on SS6 that I havent explored. I just need some good sessions to really start diving in.