Most will buy visual solar filters, also known as “white-light” filters. Such an accessory blocks harmful infrared and ultraviolet radiation and reduces the Sun’s visible light to a comfortable level. Such filters let you see sunspots.
But if you want to see more than just sunspots, you’ll need to move into the realm of Hydrogen-alpha (Hα) observing. Daystar Filters, a company that has been making such products for decades, has introduced a new player — the Quark — into that arena. It combines an all-in-one unit and the ultimate in portability with a price point below all but the smallest Hα filters.