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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

NGC 4631
NGC 4631/4627/4656
M082
M82
M35
M35 & NGC2158
NGC 2158
NGC 2158
Sh2-308
Sh2-308 - Gourd Nebula
Abell 1367
AGC 1376 - Leo Cluster
Sh2-274
Sh2-274
M81
Bode's Galaxy
Lunar Eclipse
Super Moon Eclipse
IC 1805
IC 1805
NGC 2264
The Cone Nebula
M78
M78
NGC 281
NGC 281
Sh2-206
Sh2-206
Sh2-132
Sh2-132
NGC 2174
NGC 2174
IC1396
IC 1396A
IC 410
IC 410 NB
Sh2-101
Sh2-101 NB
Sharpless 142
Sh2-142 NB
Sh2-171
Sh2-171 NB
2017 Solar Eclipse - Totality
2017 Solar Eclipse
M83 - The Southern Pinwheel
M83
M101
M101
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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