Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:13 pm
Location: Really where ever my adventure leads. Or more where ever Oliver's dragged me.
He opened the doors of the observatory wide, moving to one of the tables nearest the telescope. He set the lens down carefully on the table. He had moved some additional furniture - a few tables, a writing desk, a couch, and a couple armchairs - up here in his off time between studies and classes. It was a nice place, and not many people found themselves up there. It made it the perfect working environment, if not a little lonely at times. He had made many discoveries up here, both in his own arcane abilities, and in his personal studies of wand craft. He glanced at his thaumic refraction setup on the far wall. At the moment it was nothing impressive, just a few lenses on stands, but it had become invaluable for testing his own compatibility with various woods and cores in wands. But that was a thought for another day. Tonight, he was here to watch the stars.
He moved to pull the chain that opened the large sliding doors, staring up at the sky above him. The air quickly drew colder, and he could see his breath as he stared up at the sky. "Absolutely gorgeous.." he said in awe. The stars were incredible. The castle was so far from the muggle lights, it felt like you could see on forever, each point of light standing out against the void. He took a moment more to admire the view, then looked back to the lens on the table. "Right then, back to it."
He didn't want to take the risk of using any sorts of magic on the lens for fear of damaging it. He had wrapped it in soft cloth and had solely handled it with cotton gloves to avoid smudging it. He walked back over to it and gently lifted it. He slowly climbed up to place it back into the telescope, gently unwrapping the cloth and carefully sliding it back into place. "Easy does it," he said as it slid into the bronze housing. The lens seemed almost impossibly clear, only visible by a faint blue glow coming from the material. He secured it in place and climbed down. He looked back at his work and gave a satisfied nod. "Now," he said, moving to the other end, "here comes the fun part."