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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

M63
M63
M10
M10
M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy
M51
Mercury Transit 2016
Mercury Transit
NGC 2327
NGC 2327
NGC 3628
NGC 3628
M78
M78
Sharpless 235
SH2-235
IC417
IC417
IC405 - The Flaming Star Nebula
IC405
Stellar Nursery in NGC 7822
NGC 7822
NGC 7822
NGC 7822
NGC 7814
NGC 7814
M104 - The Sombrero Galaxy
M104
HH-222
HH-222
Horse Head Nebula
B33
IC 1396A - The Elephant Trunk Nebula
IC 1396A
NGC 6823 & Sh2-86
NGC 6823
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 viewed at a minimum monitor resolution setting of 800X600 and best viewed at 1024X768 or higher.

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