My report doesn't deserve a whole thread, so I thought I'd offer this thread for other observation reports that are also worth sharing but not deserving of a new thread. This is a fine place to comment on weather and conditions as well.
I had a much anticipated session with the Seven and the full aperture Questar solar filter I acquired earlier this year. Texas summer heat was enough to demotivate me to stand out in the sun until fall finally arrived, with a crisp 70-degree day with clear blue skies and a gentle breeze yesterday.
With a 16mm Brandon, the field of view (without Barlow) was maybe less than a solar diameter.
Unlike an impressive recent lunar observation with striking texture on a smooth maria at the terminator, the solar disc was unimpressive and virtually featureless. Plenty of mirage from the air movement seen at the limb, and a slight brightness fall-off at the limb, but no texture or spots.
Ho hum. The brightness with the "salad plate" filter was comfortable (unlike the finder view that was on the bright side but not uncomfortable for brief periods).
PS: I encourage an astrophotographer to start a "Questar Astrophotography Images (Post yours here)" thread to consolidate all the wonderful images in one great thread.