Didn't quite get full disc in today, but sun was very active, views with the double stack was very nice indeed. I had originally wanted to get first light with the quark but the whole assembly with the diagonal wasn't good, will need to go back and retry with perhaps better diagonal or figure out a straight through method. Found the power cord a bit too short as well, this set the stage for disappointment.
Trying to find the zoomed in out of focus solar disc in the pitch black fov and afraid a retention screw was going to come lose and drop the whole thing, I called it and went in for the LUNT which has enough issues that caused me to go for the quark in the first place. I wanted something since the smoke and haze and clouds seemed to thin out for a short time.
I guess I got a little something but once again my excitement kind of soured with the unevenness. I really don't know where the issue is besides possible the blocking filter and or small sensor and placement.
Ended up cropping some of the out of band smudge off the image. This makes processing difficult. Had a couple emails into LUNT but almost done with the scope. Was supposed to get new objective but don't think that's the issue.
Though on picking up a different single stack scope and see or maybe larger sensor camera. Or new blocking filter or shelving the idea all together.
Maybe I can get the quark figured out.
Double stack mode here with asi290mm mini.