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David Hoskin
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
11:38 am

Equipment Details:

Celestron 102mm f/10 refractor, APM Herschel wedge, Player One Apollo-M Mini camera, GSO 2.5x Barlow, SkyWatcher EQ6R mount.

Post-processing Details:

Best 1000 out of 4000 frames were stacked with AutoStakkert, wavelets adjusted with Registax, other post-processing and false color added with Photoshop.

Image Details:

This white light image, captured this morning, shows sunspot groups AR3259 (top left), AR3256 (to the right of AR3259), and AR3257 (bottom left). According to, sunspot complex AR3256-57 poses a risk for medium-large solar flares (known as M class) that could trigger aurora.