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:

25-March-2019 -- Added drawings of the open cluster NGC 2506 in Monoceros and the Camel's
                              Eye Planetary Nebula in Camelopardis

24-March-2019 -- Added drawing of the open cluster NGC 2539 in Puppis

23-March-2019 -- Added drawing of the double star 38 Geminorum in Gemini

21-March-2019 -- Added drawings of the double stars HD 58782 & HD 59538 in Canis Minor

19-March-2019 -- Added drawing of the open Cluster Melotte 111 (Berenice's Hair) in Coma

17-March-2019 -- Added drawing of the Sombrero Galaxy M 104 and the Jaws Asterism in Virgo

16-March-2019 -- Added drawings of the Spiral Galaxy NGC 4559 in Coma Berenices and the
                              Stargate Asterism in Corvus

15-March-2019 -- Added drawings of the edge on Spiral Galaxy NGC 4565 and Elliptical Galaxy
                              NGC 4494 in Coma Berenices

14-March-2019 -- Added drawings of the Galaxy NGC 4725 and the Planetary Nebula
                              Longmore-Tritton 5 in Coma Berenices

12-March-2019 -- Added drawing of the Triplet Star 35 Comae Berenices

11-March-2019 -- Added drawing of the Open Cluster NGC 2354 in Canis Major

10-March 2019 -- Added drawing of the Open Cluster NGC 2204 in Canis Major

09-March-2019 -- Added drawing of the Black-eye Galaxy M 64 in Coma Berenices

08-March-2019 -- Added drawing of the Globular Clusters M 53 and NGC 5053 in Coma Berenices

06-March-2019 -- Added drawing of the Open Cluster NGC 1342 in Perseus

05-March-2019 -- Added drawing of the Open Cluster & Reflection Nebula IC 348 in Perseus

02-March-2019 -- Added drawing of Thor's Helmet in Canis Major
Last updated 25-March-2019