Here is an example of a solar photo through a Baader
filter. This photo was taken April 2, 2001 and includes
the infamous sunspot #9393 (in the upper left corner), which
threw out some very large flares and coronal mass ejections,
creating some very pretty northern lights.
102mm SkyWatcher Scope with negative projection through a Nikon
FM using Fuji 100, 1/125 sec
Another prime focus image of the sun taken Feb 2, 2002.
Settings not recorded.
This was my first good digital photo - Using a Casio QV-3000ex
in hand-held afocal projection through my LX-90 with a 30mm
Partial solar eclipse with sunspot group
9733. Note limb darkening and surface features near the
limb in full sized photo. LX-90 with f6.3 focal reducer
and Orion glass solar filter, prime focus, Nikon FM, Fuji 800,
1/250 sec Dec 14, 2001. I scanned the resulting photo and
adjusted brightness and contrast. No other processing was
needed. I'm amazed that I was able to catch limb
darkening, surface granulation, and the sunspot structure in a