Saddleback College Observatory operates a Coronado 70mm solar telescope which provides a wide field of view of the entire solar disk and enough resolution to allowing cropping of images to reveal further details. This scope is calibrated to isolate the hydrogen-alpha wavelength with a less than 0.7Å bandpass at ~656.8 nm wavelength to reveal granulation and prominences.
Note: All images of the 08/21/2017 Total Solar Eclipse were taken at Oregon State University, Corvallis, using a Nikon D750 and a Nikkor 135mm F2 lens.
See bottom of this page for links to daily views of sun taken from orbiting solar observatories on interactive websites.
Older Film Images
The following older solar images were taken on film (exept where noted) through a Meade 16" LX200 Schmidt-Cassegrain equipped with an H-alpha filter at 656.328 nm wavelength and 0.75 angstrom bandpass.
Links to Current Solar Images
Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) - Provides continually updated images of the sun in various wavelengths from NASA's orbiting SDO spacecraft.
Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) - Provides live images, movies and GIFs of the sun's surface and outer heliosphere in various wavelengths from NASA's orbiting SOHO spacecraft.