But since Venus' transit across the sun is all the rage today, and since it won't happen for another 105 years I just had to dig it out.
So I threw on the Solar Filter...
And started snapping some pics - these are about the best I got...
I didn't power up the telescope motor so it wasn't auto-tracking. I had to keep adjusting manually as the sun moved. That's kind of a pain... and boy was it hot out there!
Here are my pics of the "Venus transit" this afternoon. I used my digital camera and just held it
to the eyepice of the telescope. They are a little shakey, but I didn't have time fora full equipment setup... :-) (Oh yeah, a lot of sunspots visible, you can see some in these pics)