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Welcome to Waid Observatory
The Waid Observatory is a privately owned amateur facility operated from two locations.  The primary location is from my observatory on the outskirts of Denton, Texas.  I also operate astronomical equipment located in the Davis Mountains west of Fort Davis, Texas.  The observatories are dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of Amateur Astronomy and, in particular, to the imaging of celestial wonders of the night sky.
Recent Images

Sh2-254
Sh2-254 to 258
Abell 31
Sh2-290
M046
M46
NGC 2438
NGC 2438
Sh2-280
Sh2-280
M79
M79
IC417 & NGC1931
Spider & Fly Nebula
Sh2-284
Sh2-284 NB
NGC 884
The Double Cluster
NGC 6781
NGC 6781
IC342
IC 342
M38
M38 - NGC 1907
M36
M36
M33
M33
M2
M2
M52
M52
NGC 7235
NGC 7235
Sh2-54
Sh2-54 - NB
IC4603-04
IC4603 - IC4604
M87
M87
M98
M98
NGC 4038
The Eyes Galaxies
M106
M106
NGC 4038
Antennae Galaxies
Monitor Settings
The images displayed on this site should be viewed on a properly adjusted monitor.  Examine the gray scale standard below.  It is made of seventeen separate rectangles of varying shades from black on the left to white on the right.  Adjust your monitor's brightness and contrast settings until all rectangles can be distinguished.

Grayscale Standard

The web site is designed to be best viewed at a monitor resoltion of 1024X768 or higher.
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