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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 142
Sh2-142 NB
Berkeley 59
Berkeley 59
Sh2-171
Sh2-171 NB
IC59 & IC63 - The Gamma Cas Nebula
IC59 & IC63
2017 Solar Eclipse - Totality
2017 Eclipse
IC 10
IC 10
M15
M15
The Veil Nebula
Veil Nebula NB
Stephan's Quintet
Stephan's Quintet
The Veil Nebula
The Veil Nebula
Sh2-88A
Sh2-88A
Cygnus Wall in NGC 7000
Cygnus Wall
IC1318
IC1318 b & c
DWB111
Propeller Nebula
M101
M101
M83 - The Southern Pinwheel
M83
Markarian's Chain
Markarian's Chain
NGC 1977
Running Man
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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