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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 from my residence in Margate, Florida.  The observatory is dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of Amateur Astronomy and in particular to the imaging of celestial wonders of the night sky.
Recent Images

IC1871
IC 1871
M76
M76
IC 1396A - The Elephant Trunk Nebula
IC 1396A
Cygnus Wall in NGC7000
NGC 7000
IC 63 in Cassiopeia
IC 63
M103 - Open Cluster in Casssiopeia
M103
NGC 436 - Open Cluster in Cassiopeia
NGC 436
M39
M39
NGC 457 - The Owl Nebula
NGC 457
NGC 6823 & Sh2-86
NGC 6823
NGC6888 - The Crescent Nebula
NGC 6888
IC 5146 - The Cocoon Nebula
IC 5146
M83 - The Southern Pinwheel
M83
Gibbous Moon
Gibbous Moon
M98
M98
M16 - The Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula
M16
NGC 7293 - The Helix Nebula
NGC 7293
NGC 7635 - The Bubble Nebula
NGC 7635
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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