I'm a very experienced night-time imager, with purpose-built CCD cameras, etc. But I have very little experience with planetary imaging, and none with the sun.
I have a very nice solar scope (listed in my signature). It gives me great views, and I've used it enough now that I'm starting to get a good handle on how to get the best out of it (with the three ways there are to tune it).
So, when we had a sunny day yesterday, I went out with my Canon 5D3, and snapped away.
I'm fully capable of making the camera so there's no vibration (mirror lock and self timer, so there's no vibration). And I can make the exposure as fast as possible, with the high-ISO capabilities of the camera. And I'm pretty good with Lightroom and Photoshop.
But my results weren't very good. I'm suspecting that I could get better, but I'm also suspecting that a DSLR isn't the best way to go with this activity.
And I don't think my SBIG ST-8XE is likely to be the right way to go, either, with it's 0.11 second minimum shutter speed, and fairly long download time.
So I'm considering a webcam, since apparently they're not expensive. But I have no idea which one to get (to match up well with this scope), and I have no idea how to control such a camera, nor how to process the thousands of files that a webcam will produce.
Any hints would be welcome. I've downloaded and looked at the manual in the forum index page, but it looks a bit dated.
Thanks for your help!