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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

Sharpless-284
Sh2-284
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
IC 1287
IC1287
Sh2-96
Sh2-96 HOO
IC4603-04
IC4603 - IC4604
M4
M4
M87
M87
M98
M98
NGC 4038
The Eyes Galaxies
M68
M68
M106
M106
NGC 4038
Antennae Galaxies
Sh2-224
Sh2-205
M001
M1 - Crab Nebula
IC 434
IC 434
M42
M42 - Orion 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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