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 -- 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:

August 10, 2018 -- Added drawing of Mars in Capricornus

August 7, 2018 -- Added drawing of 15 Aquilae, a double-star  in Aquila

August 6, 2018 -- Added drawing of Mars in Capricornus
Last updated 10-August-2018