Sorry I couldn't make it to the scout party, but here at Stone Haven I had some decent views of the transits. I saw Callisto cross the planet early and the shadow enter later. Its journey seemed to take forever, then rush off at the end. Ganymede and Io were both visible for much of the evening, the later more obvious in moments of good seeing. All observed with the C8 at 224x and higher. Blue filter helped a lot. The shadows of Ganymede and Io were stark as compared to the moons themselves. Io's entered the planet right on schedule according to WWV. Glenn's 6" F/9 showed amazing views, but I soon tired of the lack of tracking at 386x with a Barlow. A spectacular sight on a teriffic night! Steve and Rosie Dodder sdodder@xxxxxxxxxxx Visit my web site at http://www.stargazing.net/Astroman _________________________________________________________________ Is your PC infected? Get a FREE online computer virus scan from McAfee® Security. http://clinic.mcafee.com/clinic/ibuy/campaign.asp?cid=3963 -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.