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Quote:Luigi,The best recommendation can be given if we will know the budget for such a project. For now (no info about a budget), I believe, that the best solution will be a 100mm ( 0,7A) solar telescope. 100mm is large enough aperture to give you the possibility to take fantastically detailed photos of both prominences and surface features. You will also be able to make movies of prominences eruptions, solar flares, rapid changes in active regions.35mm and 40mm dedicated solar telescopes are too small and can give you only general views. The larger the aperture, the better for solar imaging and visual observing and the more interesting will be your adventure with solar observing. 100mm and larger will give you the possibility to have interesting observing sessions even during minimum of the solar activity. A period of the minimum solar activity is quite a bit longer, than a period of the maximum activity. 35mm and 40mm scopes are almost waste of time and money during solar minimum.Valery.
Andrew Celestron CPC-1100 Celestron NexStar 8SE OTA on Sirius EQ-g mount running EQMOD Orion ST-80/SSAG guiding package Coronado PST on iOptron SmartEQ Imaging Source DBK21AU04 and DMK41AU02 Mallincam Hyper Color imager My astronomy blog: http://andysastro.blogspot.com Norman OK (nearest CSC station) 73 de AE5YJ
Quote:Thank you Valery,It seems the good scopes for imaging are a little outside my budget so maybe I'll have to wait.
Quote:You would be surprised what you can do on a budget. I had a single stack lunt 60 with a tilt tuner, and a DMK21 and I was very pleased with the results. Here are some samples from that scope combo. It had the small, b600 blocking filter too. I really regret getting rid of that setup.
Quote:And now I'm seriously confused!