I am visual only. I use a single stack Lunt 80 with binoviewers and I observer almost every day. I also use a 106LE Apo and when there are sunspots, I take that out as well. Just maybe 10 days ago, I posted about my observations of about seven or eight sunspots in white light (one larger one with a nice light bridge and one that high magnication showed to be more of a cluster of small spots than a second spot), and about the plages around the active region.
Even single stack, I observe almost every day, and it is rare to go a day without some kind of prominence activity and even today, there were several small prominences, and one major one, and an AR but close to the limb so not well seen, but four filaments, two very small, and two that were very very very small.
I remember that maybe three or four weeks ago, there was speculation that we would be in some extended minima, but the scientist were already saying that the new cycle was beginning, and my response to that sentiment was that I expected that by summer, there would be a something pretty regularly, but we are already seeing the early ramp on the cycle.
I see something almost every day though. Sometimes it is not much, but it is rare to look and not see at least some small prominence activity.
Edited by Eddgie, 07 January 2020 - 07:31 PM.