This website is devoted to the my travels through the
universe.  Most of the drawings 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 (#4380) -- this was my first telescope
(early 1960s)  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 usually use from the deck of my house in suburban Maryland.  This is my
most used telescope.

3)  110mm, f7, apochromatic-triplet, William Optics FluroStar Refractor -- I use this
telescope usually 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 or when I need a rich-field 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:

25-June-2019 -- Added drawing of the double star Struve 1596 (2 Comae Berenices)

24-June-2019 -- Added drawing of the galaxy NGC 4293 in Coma Berenices

23-June-2019 -- Added drawing of the galaxies M85 and NGC 4394 in Coma Berenices

06-June-2019 -- Added drawing of the Spiral Galaxy M83 in Hydra

05-June-2019 -- Added drawing of the Globular Cluster M68 in Hydra

04-June-2019 -- Added drawing of the Ghost of Jupiter a Planetary Nebula in Hydra
Last updated 25-June-2019