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
Email:  Odonata457@comcast.net
Richard Orr's Astronomy Drawings
1)  60mm, f15, Achromatic, Monolux Refractor -- this was my first telescope and I have
never been able to part with it.  I currently have it mounted on my 155mm Refractor

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

3)  110mm, f7, Apochromatic-triplet, William Optics FluroStar Refractor -- I use this
telescope most often when I spend a few hours with the local astronomy club at our
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 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:

April 24, 2018 -- Added drawings of Barnard's Star and the double-star 70 Ophiuchi  in
                             Ophiuchus

April 22, 2018 -- Added drawings of M80, a Globular Cluster, in Scorpius and IC 4665,
                           an Open Cluster, in Ophiuchus

April 21, 2018 -- Added drawings of the Globular Clusters M4 and NGC 6144 in Scorpius

April 16, 2018 -- Added drawings of Nu Scorpii a double-double star in Scorpius
                           and Mars

April 15, 2018 -- Added drawing of Beta Scorpii a double-star in Scorpius

April 12, 2018 -- Added drawing of M48 an Open Cluster in Hydra

April 11, 2018 -- Added drawings of the Beehive Cluster M44 in Cancer and Iota Cancri
                          a double-star in Cancer

April 8, 2018 -- Added drawing of the Open Clusters NGC 1746, NGC 1750
                        & NGC 1758 in Taurus

April 7, 2018 -- Added drawing of the double-star Wasat in Gemini

April 6, 2018 -- Added drawing of the Open Cluster NGC 2281 in Auriga

April 5, 2018 -- Added drawing of the Eskimo Nebula in Gemini
Last updated 24-April-2018