Great Amateur Image of Sun During X Class Events

October 26th solar

Sun on October 26th
Image Credit Paul Stewart.

This image was captured  on October 26th by Astronomer Paul Stewart

Sun in Hydrogen Alpha and White Light

Sunspot AR1882 (lower left) is being very active, releasing  a X1 and a X2 flares and numerous  M-class ones. See Spaceweather Alert caused by events on AR1882.

Ha – Lunt LS80Tha/B18/DSII and Grasshopper 3
WL – 80mm Refractor and Grasshopper 3

Very nice work Paul!!

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