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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

M101
M101
M83 - The Southern Pinwheel
M83
Markarian's Chain
Markarian's Chain
M66 Galaxy Group
Leo Triplet
NGC 1977
The Running Man
NGC 5982
Draco Trio
NGC 2264
NGC 2264
NGC 2237-9
NGC 2237-9
The Rosette Nebula - NGC2237-9
NGC 2237-9 NB
IC443 - The Jellyfish Nebula
IC443
M1 - The Crab Nebula
M1
NGC 1499
NGC 1499
M45 - The Pleiades Star Cluster
M45
IC1795
IC1795
IC1848
IC1848
M31
M31
M33
M33
NGC 3628
NGC 3628
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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