No joy today

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Alan Thomas

A few fleeting glimpses through racing cloud but even with an unstopped 200mm Dob, I could not get a projected image for more than the odd second. Ceased trying at 14.40 as the Sun descended behind nearby rooftops. As a last (fairly desperate!) attempt to record something, I retreated to an upstairs room and set up my little 50mm Meade refractor. But conditions even worse and I abandoned the session at 15.35 under a leaden darkening sky. Still, I have enjoyed following the live feed on the transit from the Slooh solar scope in the Canary Islands, as well as reading the other posts here. So by no means a wasted afternoon.