I saw some cool stuff last night.
Right now, Jupiter is in opposition, and very bright. You can see the planet and it's moons (tiny little points of light on a single axis through the planet.) It's in the constellation of Cancer.
Another cool thing was Saturns rings. Saturn is above Orion right now. The rings were hard to make out with my binoculars, but still visable.
Anyway, the serious observer has probably seen all this stuff many times. But I saw it for my first time last night. I never realized how cool it was.