Derby and District Astronomical Society

27th October 2003

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The following images were captured at noon on the 27th October 2003 by Graham Ensor. He used a Mavica digital camera to photograph the image of the Sun projected by his 3-inch Watson and Sons 'Century' refractor. The image was then processed in Photoshop. Sunspot numbers are given. The ring shaped circular sunspot group 488 produced a major solar storm which caused enhanced aurorae, radio disruption and the malfunction of two Japanese satellites.

Details of sunspot group 484

Details of sunspot group 486