I've spotted AR1944 twice today, this morning with a 200mm telephoto lens, and in the afternoon with the 8" Zeiss-Refractor of Aachen Observatory. But no fancy equipment is needed to see it, just protect your eyes with a solar filter (e.g. a pair of eclipse "glasses"), and you'll have no trouble seeing it naked (but protected) eye. Do not attempt to see it without proper protection, you will risk your eyesight!
Finally, here 's a short video of the sunspot between passing clouds:
Update: At approximately 18:32 UTC, neighboring region AR1943 released a powerful X-class solar flare, accompanied by a partially earth-directed coronal mass ejection (CME), raising the odds for mid-latitude aurorae on thursday to friday. Stay tuned for updates!