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David Hoskin
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
05/10/2022
10:30 am

Equipment Details:

Lunt 40mm solar telescope, ASI290MM camera with 2x Barlow, EQ6R mount.

Post-processing Details:

Best 250 frames of video stacked with AutoStakkert, sharpened with IMPPG, additional tweaks and false color added using Photoshop.

Image Details:

Sunspots AR3007 (imaged in hydrogen alpha) produced an intense X1.5-class solar flare earlier today that may have hurled a coronal mass ejection towards the Earth. This sunspot is unusual because of the mixed polarity of its magnetic field. Plage and a large filament are also present in the image. AR3006 continues to harbor energy for additional X-class solar flares.