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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

Messier 2
M2
IC 5146 - The Cocoon Nebula
IC 5146
M63 - The Sunflower Galaxy
M63
M83 - The Southern Pinwheel
M83
IC 410 - The Tadpole Nebula
IC 410
M27 - The Dumbell Nebula
M27
Gibbous Moon
Gibbous Moon
M13 - Great Gloublar Cluster in Hurcules
M13
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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