I am new to the site. I purchased an H-a 7 nm filter in 1.25" in a project to develop a pinhole solar telescope. A 1 mm aperture worked fine with a 12% Lunar filter and the 7 nm. I was able to verify that the Sun is round and visible in H-a. The bizarre images were explained by a physicist friend. See attached. So, my solar telescope made up of segments of 3" black sewer pipe, brass pinholes, rack-and pinion focus, and adapters was a bust. Fortunately, the H-a filter only cost $24 used.
Now I understand the 7 nm is used for deep sky. I am using a 6" Newtonian GoTo, so I wonder