Kim Hay, from the Solar Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers (ALPO), went on her own to try and find the Sun. She had this to say:
"January 1, 2009
Temperature -9º C
wind sl S/SW
cloud cover less than 10%
(...)I haven't quite perfected the imaging aspect yet of the sun, and I have issues with the central obstruction in the SCT(...)."
Anyway, since she couldn't send us an image of the Sun, so she sent a photo of her setup instead: