Maybe not for everyone but might be of interest to some . The solar option I chose was the "PST Mod" route .
I started with a Coronado SM 60 , great scope once the focuser was changed but limited for imaging close up . Like anything scope wise aperture
rules and 60mm was limited for getting up close . There are many miss conceptions about the PST mod but I have built many and have used them for years and can say they are SAFE and a much less expensive way to a larger aperture
. I will not go into any detail here about the construction but if anybody wants to know more you can PM me . There is nothing "Micky Mouse" about these scopes , they are all business and work as well as any manufactured scopes I have used . My current solar scopes are my SM 60 DS , I use for full disk only . My 90mm Skywatcher / PST DS mod for close ups and when the sky permits I will set up my 150mm Istar/PST mod .
This might be worth considering for some , the PST offers a less expensive way to larger apertures down the road
These are my modded PST scopes
Solar scopes (Coronado Ha) 60mm double stack , 90mm double stack , 150mm single stack .
W/L scope Williams Optic Megrez 110mm / Lunt herschel wedge .
Night scope Celestron 9.25 XLT
Mounts HEQ6 , HEQ5 , Losmandy G8