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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.
Asronomical Image Processing Tutorials
Over 5 hours of educational presentations are now available on DVD.
Click here for details.
Recent Images

NGC 2440
NGC 2440
M96
M96
IC 1795 - The Northern Bear Nebula
IC 1795
M16 - The Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula
M16
NGC 7293 - The Helix Nebula
NGC 7293
M31 - The Andromeda Galaxy
M31
NGC 7331 in the Deer Lick Group
NGC 7331
NGC 891
NGC 891
M45 - The Pleiades
M45
NGC 7635 - The Bubble Nebula
NGC 7635
ARP 154 - Hubble Legacy Archive
ARP 154
NGC 2174 - The Monkey Head Nebula
NGC 2174
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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