I would have to say, IMHO, that you would be far better off to save your pennies up and go for the minimum of a 60mm Lunt with a pressure tuned etalon (which I think is the standard now), with the goal of double stacking in the future. (I patiently kept an eye on the various classifieds out there and found my package used from an estate sale, in CDN$ !)
The tuning characteristics of the pressure tuner allows you to pass (slightly) on either side of band, and then you can tune visually to bring out surface detail, or to bring out prominences, or ideally, a combination of both.
Then with imaging you can expose for surface and prominences separately. The following images (from the same session) are captured with the same tuning of surface and prominences visually, (my preference) and then optimised with different camera settings.
Over-exposed for prominence detail:
Regular exposure settings for surface. Note still visible capture of the prominence.
This is not to say that smaller aperture Ha scopes are inferior, but it seems that most people suffer from aperture envy and eventually trade up. I've had two PST's over the years and I just was not satisfied with what I was able to see. (The new Lunt 40mm has gotten good reviews so far but I haven't seen any images from it yet.)
The Lunt's are superbly built and will last a lifetime.
In the meantime, and as an addition, invest in a good quality Herschel wedge to go along with your 80mm scope. There is going to be future activity and you have good aperture for white light.
White light with my 72mm apo.
There are a lot of Quark users here who will have there own take, and I have seen some remarkable images from them as well.
In Solar observing and imaging, again in my opinion, it seems that, unfortunately, you will get what you pay for.
Hope this helps.
Edited by philmor56, 16 August 2020 - 07:40 AM.