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 Volumes 2–4 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: Abell 79 in Lacerta

Abell 79 - Image Courtesy of Makis Palaiologou, Stefan Binnewies, Ralf Kreuels and Josef Pöpsel: www.capella-observatory.com
This image was provided courtesy of Makis Palaiologou, Stefan Binnewies, Ralf Kreuels and Josef Pöpsel: www.capella-observatory.com.

We all love Planetary Nebulae for their shape and detail. Abell 79 is not easy for the visual observer... or the imager for that matter!

Galaxy of the Month: Hickson 88 in Aquarius

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

A challenge for September! A faint galaxy group low in the sky from the UK and best this month. Don't hang around because the advantage is with observers further south.

Object of the Season: the "Veil Nebula" in Cygnus

Image credit: Rainer Sparenberg and Stefan Binnewies
Image credit: Rainer Sparenberg and Stefan Binnewies.

Something containing challenges for everyone. Wolfgang Steinicke would like your observations of the "Veil Nebula" in Cygnus for his Object of the Season column in the Deep-Sky Observer.

Double Stars of the Month: STF 2840 and 29 Aquarii

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for the double star STF 2840 in Cepheus
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

Cepheus and Aquarius are our destinations for a wide northern double star and something closer to the south. Bob's targets are possible in small telescopes, but there are 13 magnitude challenges for the ambitious.