10 sunspots on 5 Jan 2023, Royal Observatory of Belgium counted: 47
Could you check either 10 or 47 against images from satellite telescope below ?
January data is not complete, until the end of the month. You can see here the difference between December's last few days and beginning of January by the number of counts, (last column), these data only go to January 4th:
I don't know if this is what you're looking for, but I hope it helps.
Observer: Steve Toothman
Observer Code: TST
Telescope: 4" Newtonian
Filter: Thousand Oaks white light
Date Time Seeing g/s w
05 19:03 fair 4/16 56
Thank you Steve.
Observer: Frederic Clette
I suspect, he watched partly cloudy image of the solar disc and red/orange pixels from image by NOAA turned black