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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

Arp 269
Arp 269 - Cocoon Galaxy
M80
M80
Abell 36
Abell 36
NGC 3718
NGC 3718
NGC 4725
NGC 4725
M94
M94
Sh2-280
Sh2-280
IC 405
Flaming Star Nebula
NGC 2264
The Cone Nebula
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NGC 1499
m78
M78 (Wide Field)
IC2167
IC2167
NGC 1579
NGC 1579
M31
The Andromeda Galaxy
M110
M110
Sh2-199
The Soul Nebula
vdB-141
The Ghost Nebula
M33
M33
NGC 0253
NGC 253
NGC 7822
NGC 7822
IC 1396
IC 1396
M17
The Swan Nebula
NGC7023
The Iris Nebula
Sh2-313
Sh2-313 / Abell 35
Monitor Settings
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Grayscale Standard

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