Our Publications

The Webb Deep-Sky Society has a wide range of publications on offer.

Our latest publication is the Atlas of Open Star Clusters for which we have a PDF sample of the content for you to download.

We also have a small number of the excellent Willmann-Bell Annals of the Deep Sky Volume 2 available.

Our Annual Meeting

The date is set for Saturday the 2nd of June 2018 at our normal venue: the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge.

Please keep an eye on this website for more information. The planning continues and we hope to have more for you very soon.

There's no need to book in advance. Member or not, you're all welcome to turn up on the day.

Why not join us?

You can now join the Webb Deep-Sky Society online using PayPal. Options include Paper and PDF versions of the Deep-Sky Observer journal, or PDF alone for a reduced price.

Picture of the Month: NGC 225 in Cassiopeia

NGC 225 (The Sailboat Cluster) - Image Courtesy of Warren Keller and David Kopacz
This image was provided courtesy of Warren Keller and David Kopacz.

This one's not a challenge to find, a bright open cluster in Cassiopeia. But Warren's image shows the nebulae that are more elusive. A great advert for darker skies.

Galaxy of the Month: NGC 938 Group in Aries

Image credit: the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)
Image credit: the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)

More confusion amongst the deep-sky observers of the 19th century. Owen's explains the cataloguing errors and sets the record straight. Extragalactic challenges abound with October.

Object of the Season: NGC 253 in Sculptor

Image credit: NGC 253 Josef Pöpsel and Stefan Binnewies (Capella Observatory, Namibia 2004)
Image credit: Josef Pöpsel and Stefan Binnewies (Capella Observatory, Namibia 2004).

Wolfgang Steinicke would like your observations of the "Sculptor Galaxy" in Sculptor for his Object of the Season column in the Deep-Sky Observer this Autumn.

Double Stars of the Month: FRK 11 and DUN 248

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for the double star DUN248 in Grus
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

Our destinations are Lacerta and Grus this October for a couple of wide pairs. Bob's chosen variable story in the North and a bonus challenge for southern observers.