Our past president Michael Bradley (who took the photo above) reports:
“For anyone with access to a Solar telescope, now is a good time to take a look at some very nice sunspots. The largest one at present is AR2422 and it is growing rapidly day by day. NASA tells us that this group has a ‘beta-gamma’ magnetic field that already harbors sufficient energy for an M-class solar flare, and it continues to grow. I took this image on Saturday 26th September using an 80mm ED refractor with a Herschel Wedge. The camera was a PGR Chameleon and this image represents 315 images stacked with Registax 6 and coloured.”
NOTE: Neil Sandy reported today ( 30 September) that there is major flare activity occurring.
Charles, SCC RASC President