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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

NGC 7129
NGC 7129
M17
M17 - Swan Nebula
M16
M16 - Eagle Nebula
M8
M8 - Lagoon Nebula
Sh2-155
Sh2-155 NB
NGC 4631
NGC 4631/4627/4656
M082
M82
M35
M35 & NGC2158
NGC 2158
NGC 2158
Sh2-308
Gourd Nebula
Abell 1367
Leo Galaxy Cluster
Sh2-274
Sh2-274
M81
Bode's Galaxy
Lunar Eclipse
Super Moon Eclipse
IC 1805
IC 1805
NGC 2264
The Cone Nebula
M78
M78
NGC 281
NGC 281
Sh2-206
Sh2-206
Sh2-132
Sh2-132
IC1396
IC 1396A
Sh2-101
Sh2-101 NB
2017 Solar Eclipse - Totality
2017 Solar Eclipse
M83 - The Southern Pinwheel
M83
Monitor Settings
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Grayscale Standard

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