What true amateur astronomer notices the cold if their eyeball is squished against a lens, staring at the Orion Nebula
Anyway, you're really lucky with all your windows - on a clear night without glass condensation I can usually see the dim constellations of Ophiuchus and the Serpens Caput & Cauda.
Ha, you just reminded me of this one time when I was a kid and I use my 12 inch reflector in my parents living room to observe Mars at opposition.
One of the reasons I rail about overpopulation and the unhealthy high population density of cities is because I grew up in NY and it is so hard to see any stars around here
I remember when I was in middle school I used to get so infuriated I considered throwing bricks at street lamps and then thought better of it. It's also for health reasons, with all the lights outside it's really hard to get a good night's sleep. There is a post office a block away which has a parking lot with a huge strobing light and then there is a neighbor with a motion detector and whenever the breeze picks up the lights in his yard turn on. I actually need those binoculars or a telescope to see anything more than a few of the brightest stars. When I go to the mountains, wow, I see things I have never seen before. I had never seen the Milky Way until I took my first trip out there, sad to say. I also sleep and breathe much better there, as a matter of fact, I sleep so deeply when I'm up in the mountains it feels like I was drugged, except it's not that artificial energy zapping groggy kind of sleep, it's the kind where you wake up invigorated and energized.
One of the good things about NY is we have a fracking ban here, unfortunately that is not the case in my mountain second home in PA, where I have heard that people are moving out because the pollution is horrible in other counties where its occurring and the fossil fuel companies have taken over, but fortunately it hasn't occurred in my particular county and probably wont because they put a moratorium on it. Dont want that pollution and plus I see it's caused earthquakes in Oklahoma and that's the last thing I want to see. I experienced my one earthquake in NY in 2011 and that was enough for me lol.
Haha I get very cold very easily, I'm much more of a summer guy, although I love the snow. In my other home in the mountains I can sit in the balcony to star gaze even when it's very cold, but if the wind is blowing it's difficult to be out there more than 10 min or so.