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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 7331
Deer Lick Group
NGC 1245
NGC 1245
NGC 1514
Crystal Ball Nebula
Abell 85
Abell-85 / CTB-1
NGC 891
NGC 891
Sh2-176
Sh2-176
NGC 6781
NGC 6781
Sh2-101
The Tulip Nebula
NGC 6940
NGC 6940
NGC 7129
NGC 7129
vdb123
vdB 123
HCG 61
Hickson 61
NGC 4565
The Needle Galaxy
NGC 3242
Ghost of Jupiter
HCG 44
Hickson 44
M64
M64
M81
M81 & Holmberg IX
Sh2-292
Sh2-292 - NGC 2327
Abell 7
Abell 7
NGC 7293
Helix Nebula
M22
M22
NGC 7380
Wizard Nebula
Sh2-187
NGC 187
NGC 7538
NGC 7538
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Grayscale Standard

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