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 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:

October 21, 2018 -- Added drawing of the Hyades in Taurus

October 20, 2018 -- Added drawing of the Alpha Persei Moving Cluster (Mellotte 20) in Perseus

October 19, 2018 --  Added drawing of the Open Cluster NGC 1245 in Perseus

October 15, 2018 -- Added drawing of Open Clusters NGC 6871, NGC 6883, Biurakan 1 and
                                Biurakan 2 in Cygnus.

October 13, 2018 -- Added drawing of the Rocking Horse Cluster (NGC 6910) in Cygnus

October 9, 2018 -- Added drawing of Mars in Capricornus

October 8, 2018 -- Added drawing of M31, M32, M101 and NGC 206 in Andromeda

October 1, 2018 -- Added drawing of Mars in Capricornus
Last updated 21-October-2018