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Welcome to Waid Observatory
The Waid Observatory is a privately owned amateur facility operated from two locations.  My home observatory located on the outskirts of Denton, Texas and remote facilities located in the Davis Mountains west of Fort Davis, Texas.  These 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

IC 1318A
IC 1318a
Abell 28
Abell 28

M101
Sh2-290
Sh2-290 / Abell 31
M53
M53
NGC 3628
Hamburger Galaxy
PuWe 1
PuWe 1
NGC663
NGC 663
IC 405
Flaming Star Nebula
NGC 2071
NGC 2071
M78
M78
NGC 2403
NGC 2403/2404
IC1340
The Bat Nebula
NGC 7822
NGC 7822
NGC 7331
Deer Lick Group
NGC 281
Pac-Man Nebula
NGC 6822
Barnard's Galaxy
vdB-16
vdB 16
NGC 7009
Saturn Nebula
Sh2-112
Sh2-112
IC 1295
IC 1295
M22
NGC 6656 - M22
NGC 6888
The Crescent Nebula
M104
Sombrero Galaxy
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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