Recently I purchased a Coronado PST (Personal Solar Telescope). It has
an 1 Å bandwidth Hα filter, meaning that only light of a wavelength
of 656.3 nm will pass through the telescope.
Below are some first shots at the sun, just using a simple Canon IXUS 30
camera in front
of the eyepiece, while the PST was on a simple tripod. The camera has no manual
On 26 Feb you could clearly see a flame on top. Visually a lot more
details could be observed.
On 9 April 2006, there were multiple flares.
For other pictures of the sun, see my