Department of Physics and Astronomy
Visual Astronomy Page of
Dr. Ronald J. Buta, Professor of Astronomy
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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, Ph.D.

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.

Spiral Galaxies

Planetary and Gaseous Nebulae

Deep-Sky Objects Observed

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