Pencil sketch of NGC 2070 (30 Doradus), a supergiant HII region and
massive star cluster in the Large Magellanic Cloud, as seen in September 1981 with the
36-inch telescope of Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, at a magnificationof about 300-500X.
Ronald J. Buta,
Visual astronomy is a passion of mine as well as astronomical artistry.
On these webpages I show some of the visual observations I made over the
past more than 30 years at various observatories and with various telescopes.
I also list all the deep-sky objects I have observed since 1968, described
in many cases in the manner of a typical NGC or IC object.
Planetary and Gaseous Nebulae
Deep-Sky Objects Observed