This website is devoted to the my travels through the
universe.  Most of the drawing were done from suburban
skies in Central Maryland with a 155mm refractor or smaller
telescope.  In part, the reason for this website is to show
what can be seen visually from a moderate light-polluted
location with a modest-sized telescope.  It is my hope to
persuade others to join me in enjoying the night sky even
when unable to travel to pristine skies.
I have been an amateur astronomer since the mid-1960s.  I
have used several telescopes over the years and currently
own 6 telescopes as outlined below:
Contact information:  
Richard Orr
5215 Durham Road East
Columbia, Maryland 21044
Richard Orr's Astronomy Drawings
1)  60mm, f15, Achromatic, Monolux Refractor (#4380) -- this was my first telescope
and I have never been able to part with it.  I currently have it mounted on my 155mm

2)  155mm, f7, Apochromatic-triplet, Astrophysics  Starfire Refractor -- this is the
telescope I often use from the deck of my house in suburban Maryland

3)  110mm, f7, Apochromatic-triplet, William Optics FluroStar Refractor -- I use this
telescope often when I spend a few hours with the local astronomy club at our nearby
semi-dark sites at Alpha Ridge Park and Carr's Mills Park.

4)  85mm, f6.6, Apochromatic-triplet, Orion Eon ED-X2 Refractor -- this is my
airline/travel telescope.

5)  457.2mm f4.5 Dobsonian by Obsession -- this is my dark-sky star party telescope
or the one I use when I wish to go deep into the cosmos.

6)  100mm Hydrogen-alpha telescope by Lunt (DSII/100T) --  used for exploring the
chromosphere of the sun
What is new:

18-February-2019 -- Added drawing of the galaxy NGC 4800 in Canes Venatici

17-February-2019 -- Added drawing of the Box Galaxy NGC 4449 in Canes Venatici

16-February-2019 -- Added drawing of the galaxies NGC 4618 & NGC 4625 in Canes Venatici

15 - February-2019 -- Added drawing of the Cocoon Galaxy NGC 4490 & NGC 4485 in
                                  Canes Venatici

13- February-2019 -- Added drawing of the Emission Nebula IC 417 and Open Cluster Stock 8
                                  in Auriga

12-February-2019 -- Added drawing of the Tadpoles Nebula IC 410 and Open Cluster NGC 1893
                                 in Auriga

11-February-2019 -- Added drawing of the Flaming Star Nebula IC 405 in Auriga

10-February-2019 -- Added drawing of the asterism Flying Minnow in Auriga

6-February-2019 -- Added drawing of the open cluster NGC 2126 in Auriga

5-February-2019 -- Added drawing of the open cluster NGC 1664 in Auriga

4-February-2019 -- Added drawing of the California Nebula in Perseus
Last updated 18-February-2019