Ok, the title sounds dumb and I am sure it is, but I bought a solar filter for my celesteon C-8 and I am finding it next to impossible to find the sun in the eyepiece.
I made an adapter to use my C-8's filter on my AT72ED which made it slightly easier to find the sun but it still was not very easy.
Bottom line, how in the heck do you align your scope to the sun?
On my big long scope, I do this:
1) I point it in the general direction.
2) I minimize the shadow I see on my lens hood.
3) I look through my 40mm finder scope that has a white light solar filter installed on it with a wide FOV to see the sun and center it in the cross hairs.
4) Look through the main scope and look for whatever feature I'm after, because its aligned with the finder scope.
I also have a televue solar finder that works great on smaller scopes just to get pointed in the right direction. I prefer the finder scope alignment I use above for my really long instruments.
Example of the aligned finder scope with a white light filter on it: