I enjoy the night sky and I’m lucky enough to live in an area (54N 124W) where I can see it. I bought a Coulter 8″ Dobsonian telescope 20 years ago. I still pull it out on occasion but I prefer the naked eye or a pair of binoculars. The best observing platform has to be my computer though. With it I can look at the latest images from the Hubble or check out today’s snapshots taken by the Martian rovers.