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Sunspots video: – Watch astronomer’s incredible solar time lapse from up-close ||

The astronomy enthusiast adds the original two hour shoot was only curtailed due to “a lot of clouds making it unusable for a video”.

The end result was achieved with the use of a 150mm Cosmos refractor & Daystar quark halpha filter on a Celestron AVX mount, combined with a ZWO asi178mm camera.

Because the footage was shot in November last year, the astrophotographer has yet to capture the coming sunspot cycle – Cycle 25 – considered by some to be a particularly strong one.

Direct contradicting to the official forecast from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Space Weather Prediction Center, scientists led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCR) have forecasted the sunspot cycle that kicked-off in the autumn could be one of the strongest since records began in 1755.

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