Ah how very exciting! The sunspot group AR 2192 is the largest group to appear on the Sun in over 20 years. It's "freakishly huge" say astronomers
It's been around all week but I only had the chance to bag in this morning, and even then only for the half hour break in the clouds.
Here it is in white light, using the standard filter on the 10" scope. It's so big I had to stitch 2 images together to get it all in:
But joy of joys, I also have the super new Hydrogen Alpha telescope which shows the higher layers of the solar surface.
I'm still processing images but here's the best so far:
How big is "freakishly huge"? Well, here's the Earth for comparison: