reply to CylonRed
Re: Cool pics of the sun from a backyard.. the images shown are often composited and complicated.
you can easily do simpler images of just sun disc and sunspots with the longest lens or lens setting you have and the darkest filter you have. try neutral density nd 4 or nd8 or nd 16 or nd 400 or whatever dark color filter you have. try stacking. and or double polarizers set to minimum.
to prevent sunburn the inside of your eye dont look long at the eyepiece image. even with filters the sun is too bright for safe viewing.