Bill, et al; Very good description. About twice I got a moment of good seeing that allowed either myself of Lynn Blackwood to see Io as a notch in the equatorial belt, but only a glimpse. However, it was a fascinating evening at 200X in the Nexstar 11 from my backyard at 7th Street and Thunderbird. Even early in the evening when Jupiter was surrounded by satellites. I don't ever remember seeing three moons of Jupiter so close to it all at once. A fun night at the eyepiece, even with the seeing like looking through a swimming pool! Steve Coe Author "Deep Sky Observing--The Astronomical Tourist" Saguaro Astronomy Club website www.saguaroastro.org -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.