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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 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
IC 5070
IC 5070
M31
M31
M33
M33
Melotte 15
Melotte 15
M20
M20
M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy
M51
NGC 3628
NGC 3628
IC405 - The Flaming Star Nebula
IC405
M104 - The Sombrero Galaxy
M104
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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