The images were taken with a Lunt 60mm solar scope and a Canon 700D camera with a 2x Barlow lens attached. 40 were captured and stacked in RegiStax6 one set for the disc and one set for the prominences and combined in PS CS4.
Report on Solar Cycle 25 (SC25) by Spaceweather.com
( 4th February 2022)
SOLAR CYCLE 25--A DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW:
For much of the past year, the space weather community has been buzzing about the strong performance of young Solar Cycle 25 (SC25).
Every month, sunspot numbers seem to blow past official predictions. This means we're about to have a strong Solar Maximum, right?
"Not so fast," cautions Dr. Ron Turner, an analyst at the ANSER research institute in Virginia. "It may be too early to anticipate a strong solar cycle."
This graph shows why Turner is skeptical:
This is significant because Solar Cycle 24 went on to become the weakest solar cycle in a century. Its hot start did not lead to a strong maximum. Turner isn't saying that Solar Cycle 25 will likewise be a dud. But, rather, "these early sunspot numbers are not enough to guarantee a strong cycle."
Déjà vu, anyone?