This afternoon, I unboxed the scope, set up the tripod, attached the optical tube assembly and aligned the viewfinders. Unfortunately, the sky is cloudy tonight and it appears that it may stay that way until I have to leave for a scheduled Vegas trip in a few days. It looks like the planets will have to wait some more.
Meanwhile, I just get to stare at this impressive piece of optical engineering in my living room. But, impressive it is. Man, I didn’t know it would be this big!