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David Hoskin
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
10:30 am

Equipment Details:

ASI533MC Pro camera, Celestron 150XLT reflector with Baader solar filter, SkyWatcher EQ6R Pro

Post-processing Details:

1000 frames of video captured as SER file using SharpCap with Seeing Monitor enabled. Best 100 frames stacked with AutoStakkert, levels and sharpness adjusted with IPMMG, false color added with Photoshop.

Image Details:

This filtered image captured this morning shows the largest number of sunspot groups (9!) that I have seen at one time on the Sun! Sunspot group AR3341 (bottom left), which will be facing the Earth in a few days, has the potential for X-class solar flares.