Wow, what a day! I didn't think I was going to be able to make it because my 1 week old daughter was a night owl last night. Ended up only having about 3.5 hrs of sleep.
Set the alarm for 7am. Woke up
, but soon turned to
as it was completely overcast. A look at the satellite picture showed it was going to be cloudy for several hours.
So I started watching the event online, with an eye on the weather. It wasn't until about 11.30 before some blue sky appeared. I rushed outside to set up and started snapping away. It was relatively clear and I was fortunate that the sky was pretty much clear for contact 3 and 4. Another 30 mins and I would have missed them as the clouds rolled in.
Here's my first image. It's a stack of 8 images
Scope: 8" Newt (off axis ~50mm aperture)
Camera: unmodded 400D
Camera settings: 1/100secs at ISO100