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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

M56 - Globular Cluster in Lyra
M56
M16 - Fairy of the Eagle
M16
M8 - The Lagoon Nebula
M8
NGC 7008 - The Fetus Nebula
NGC 7008
M104 - The Sombrero Galaxy
M104
M97 - The Owl Nebula
M97
NGC 5907
NGC 5907

NGC 2371
Narrow Band - NGC 2359
NGC 2359-NB
HH-222
HH-222
Horse Head Nebula
B33
IC5067
IC5067
IC1871
IC 1871
IC 1396A - The Elephant Trunk Nebula
IC 1396A
NGC 6823 & Sh2-86
NGC 6823
NGC6888 - The Crescent Nebula
NGC 6888
Gibbous Moon
Gibbous Moon
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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