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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 1857
NGC 1857
NGC 7160
NGC 7160
Stellar Nursery in NGC 7822
NGC 7822
NGC 7822
NGC 7822
NGC 7538
NGC 7538
Supermoon Eclipse
Lunar Eclipse
NGC 7814
NGC 7814
NGC 6979 - Pickering's Triangle
NGC 6979
M17 - The Swan Nebula
NGC 7008 - The Fetus Nebula
NGC 7008
M104 - The Sombrero Galaxy
M97 - The Owl Nebula
Narrow Band - NGC 2359
NGC 2359-NB
Horse Head Nebula
IC 1396A - The Elephant Trunk Nebula
IC 1396A
NGC 6823 & Sh2-86
NGC 6823
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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