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: Dark Nebulae in Taurus

Dark Nebulae of Taurus - Image Courtesy of Alson Wong
This image was provided courtesy of Alson Wong.

This month I have a sweeping wide field image of Barnard dark nebulae in and around the Taurus Dark Cloud. A cosmic chemical and star factory.

Galaxy of the Month: ACO 194 Group in Cetus

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

A linear group of galaxies that'll need serious aperture from the UK is Owen's choice this month. There's an additional object to chase and a little education in galactic classification too.

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: STF 163 and theta Reticulii

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for the double star theta Reticulii in Reticulum
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

Some interesting colour combinations for double star observers this November. Bob's chosen pairs in Cassiopeia and Reticulum that are bright and wide enough for smaller telescopes.