Camera: Sony RX100 III
Focal Length: ~ 1200mm equivalent with 70mm zoom + 700mm spotting scope
Orion ID Full Aperture Glass Solar Filter
Our star the sun, visualized through a spotting scope and a Sony RX100 III.
Last month, I shot the really big sunspots with a polymer filter, but I am exploring new ways of getting a bit more detail out of the sun with just some basic imaging equipment and a spotting scope. There are some very expensive ways to get more detail out of the sun’s surface, but with a point and shoot camera, a spotting scope and a $40 filter over the end of the scope, this is not bad.
Same rules for photographing the sun apply. Its potentially dangerous for your retina and your photographic equipment, so don’t ever look directly into the sun and when you do image it, only do so behind appropriate filters.