The Sun is sinking towards southwestern horizon now and the temperature is 7 degrees F (-14 degrees C). I tried to take some afocal photos of the flare and AR1944, none of which turned out very well. During the course of my observations, I also used 28mm Edmunds RKE, 24mm Explore Scientific 68 degree AFOV, and 10mm Tele Vue Delos eyepieces. The Delos produced a striking 40x view.
I didn't see much in the way of prominence activity but there were a number of filaments near AR1944, as well as some smaller sunspots.
The video posted at http://spaceweather.com/images2014/07jan14/ar1944_anim.gif?PHPSESSID=8vqhethd5998n9ecausduiae12 shows the progress of AR1944 over the past four days.
Sic itur ad astra!
Chance favors the prepared mind.
A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.