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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

M87
M87
M98
M98
NGC 4038
The Eyes Galaxies
M68
M68
M106
M106
NGC 4038
Antennae Galaxies
NGC 2264
NGC 2264
Sh2-224
Sh2-205
NGC 2392
The Eskimo Nebula
M001
M1 - Crab Nebula
IC 410
IC 410 - Tadpole Nebula
NGC 2281
NGC 2281
IC405
Flaming Star Nebula
IC 434
IC 434
M42
M42 - Orion Nebula
NGC 1647
NGC 1647
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
M082
M82
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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