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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

HCG 61
Hickson 61
NGC 4565
The Needle Galaxy
HCG 44
Hickson 44
M64
M64
M81
M81 & Holmberg IX
NGC 3115
NGC 3115
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
M20
M20 - Trifid Nebula>
NGC 6709
NGC 6709
M92
M92
NGC 6946
The Fireworks Galaxy
IC 4601
IC4601
Abell 36
Abell 36
NGC 3718
NGC 3718
NGC 4725
NGC 4725
IC 405
Flaming Star Nebula
NGC 2264
The Cone Nebula
vdB-141
The Ghost Nebula
Monitor Settings
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Grayscale Standard

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