I was out in my backyard with a 5" refractor at 207x from 12:30am to 1:30am. Seeing poor at 4/10 but the event was neat nonetheless. Starting at 1:00am I could easily see the 3 moon shadows (Ganymede's shadow just starting to appear) and Ganymede itself, which also looked like a black dot. I could not see Io itself, only its shadow. The best view occurred at 1:03am when the 3 shadows plus Ganymede were all fully visible on the planet's surface and it lasted for about 5 minutes before Callisto's shadow started to slip off the edge. First time I ever saw 4 big black dots on Jupiter. Very cool. Regards, Bill Wood Fountain Hills, AZ -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.