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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

Sh2-205
Sh2-205
IC 5068
IC 5068 - NB
NGC 6888
Crescent Nebula
NGC 7635
Bubble Nebula
NGC 7293
Helix Nebula
NGC 7000
Gulf of Mexico Nebula
M7
M7 - Ptolemy Cluster
M20
M20 - Trifid Nebula
M6
M6 - Butterfly Cluster
Sh2-157
Sh2-157 - Lobster Claw
NGC 7023
NGC 7023 - Iris Nebula
NGC 7142
NGC 7142
NGC 7129
NGC 7129
M17
M17 - Swan Nebula
M16
M16 - Eagle Nebula
M8
M8 - Lagoon Nebula
NGC 4631
NGC 4631/4627/4656
M082
M82
M35
M35 & NGC2158
Sh2-308
Gourd Nebula
M81
Bode's Galaxy
Lunar Eclipse
Super Moon Eclipse
IC 1805
IC 1805
NGC 2264
The Cone Nebula
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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