Haven't been able to do any solar imaging for a bit over a month, mainly due to cloudy skies and or lack of activity on the sun
I could have imaged last Saturday 7th April very clear sky and some good prominences.
Only problem was that it was 35C outside and the heat was unbearable to be in for more than a few minutes,
let alone the amount of time to set up the scope and computer and do imaging. That would have taken at least 30mins,
28 - 29 mins more than I was prepared to endure
How does an astronomer overcome bad condition "blues" ...... buy some more gear of course
So here is my new scope .... A Skywatcher EVOSTAR120 Black Diamond refractor
120mm objective lens and a 1000mm focal length giving a f-stop of 8.3
f-stop (ratio) = FL / aperture = 1000 / 120 = 8.33333....
It's been around 45 years since I last owned a refractor scope (discounting finder scopes)
This scope will get used for visual observing and imaging of solar, planetary, lunar and deep space
The camera in the photos below is the ZWO ASI 1600MM
Visual observing setup ... eyepiece and diagonal....
visible light imaging.....