SniperShot wrote:So you are telling me to wake up at 7am in 18 degree weather with a windchill of 10 and look east with binocs at a couple of dots in the cloudy sky?
Sweet. I'm there.
Great! Nice to see that you've got your priorities straight.
You can see them quite clearly without binoculars. With binocs you're just going to see larger dots - Jupiter will appear to be a cream-colored circle. You might
see some extremely tiny dots around Jupiter with your binocs - you should be able to see three of the four Galilean moons at about any given time - but they also might be overshadowed by the planets' light.
I would skip the binocs. In fact, if you have a decent view of the East from your house and you're not around too much light pollution you should be able to see the show fine from your window at home. I'll be heading about five minutes north of my house, but then I'm a nerd.