Glad you saw it visually Peter. This IC is relatively easy at 8 deg elongation. I have seen Venus at previous conjunctions when the elongation was only 5 deg. You need to be really careful and have a very clear sky. In fact, I also remember trying to see a comet very close to the Sun using one of Denis’ telescopes. We were very careful and one advantage of a dome is that we could block out the Sun so that there was no chance of getting it in the telescope. There is a picture of me doing that somewhere but it is probably best not published for health and safety reasons.