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HAL Object of the Month

The HAL Object of the Month (OOTM) is selected by HAL's Discord members as the best of the given month's submissions among those who imaged and processed the same designated object. Check back monthly (2nd week) to view the next winning image.

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October 2022 OOTM is the Wizard Nebula

  • object: NGC 7380, the Wizard Nebula
  • imaged by: Brad Martin
  • image capture/processing details: 130mm refractor telescope on a monochrome camera with Hydrogen Alpha, Oxygen III and Sulphur II filters, total integration time is 30 hours
  • location: New Market, MD
  • date: October 2022

September 2022 OOTM is the Pelican Nebula

  • object: IC5070, the Pelican Nebula
  • imaged by: Ken Everhart
  • image capture/processing details: 14" Meade LX-850; using a monochrome camera and narrowband filters. Processing was done in Pixinsight
  • location: Hanover, MD
  • date: September 2022

August 2022 OOTM is the Veil Nebula

  • object: Eastern Veil Nebula (NGC 6992)
  • imaged by: Jared Case
  • image capture/processing details: captured on a 130mm Refractor with a monochrome camera
  • location: Alpha Ridge
  • date: August 2022

July 2022 OOTM is M16

  • object: M16 Eagle Nebula
  • imaged by: Jared Case
  • image capture/processing details: shot with 130mm refractor and a 2600MM monochrome with an Ha filter. The image was processed in Pixinsight and Photoshop.
  • location: Ellicott City, MD
  • date: July 2022

June 2022 OOTM is M63

  • object: M63 (aka NGC 5055, The Sunflower Galaxy)
  • imaged by: Lee Amoss
  • image capture/processing details: two hours of data (24 pictures @ 5 minutes) taken through his TEC140 @ F14 with a 2" barlow using the ASI533MC pro camera
  • location: Mt. Airy, MD
  • date: June 2022

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