The weather has been awful for both day and night astronomy all month.
My new double stacked hydrogen alpha filter system has arrived from Solar Scopes in the Isle of Man and I have modified a long Fraunhofer refractor to mount it.
Got home just in time to see the low December Sun scraping above the trees.
I set up quickly and used a Vixen NLV 30mm to see if I could reach focus and was rewarded with a red Sun with filaments and prominences visible and a bright active region.
Then it rained!
Ah well, at least I know I can focus. Might be a while yet before I get to image.