Our Publications

The Webb Deep-Sky Society has a wide range of publications including our Journal, The Deep-Sky Observer (DSO), observing guides and charts.

Problems with the printed copy of DSO 174?

We also have a small number of the first three volumes of the excellent Willmann-Bell Annals of the Deep Sky available.

Our Annual Meeting: Saturday 3 June 2017

Our Annual Meeting at Cambridge (UK) is the main event of the Webb Deep-Sky Society calendar. It's a chance to enjoy a range of talks from some of the World's best astronomers, buy some new books or equipment and just chat for other fans of the Deep-Sky.

The upcoming meeting on Saturday 3 June 2017 holds special meaning for us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of our founding! Please join us for this special occasion. There's no need to book in advance. Member or not, you're all welcome to turn up on the day.

Entry starts from £5 for members and £10 for non-members. Just add another £5 if you'd like lunch provided, but we only have 80 lunch tickets available, so come early to be sure of getting lunch. Please contact Steve Rayner with any special dietary needs (e.g. coeliacs etc). Alternatively bring your own (drinks are provided). The doors will open at 9:30am.

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 5754 in Boötes

NGC 5754 - Image Courtesy of Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona
This image of NGC 5754 is provide with kind permission of Adam Block (Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona).

Interacting galaxies are much more interesting to look at, and I've got a whole group of them this month. Adam's captured them beautifully in this image.

Galaxy of the Month: NGC 4536 in Virgo

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

Another Herschel 400 galaxy from Owen Brazell this month! Bright skies don't make for good extragalactic viewing. Never-the-less, Owen also has a challenge for those with large scopes and more ambition.

Object of the Season: NGC 2537 in Lynx

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

This time Wolfgang Steinicke would like your observations of the peculiar “Bear Paw Galaxy” galaxy in Lynx for his Object of the Season column in the Deep-Sky Observer.

Double Stars of the Month: 24 Com and I 424

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for the double star 24 Comae Berenice
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

Bob Argyle has a range of challenges for different sized scopes in Coma Berenices and Centaurus this May. Bright stars, faint stars and a splash of colour too. Some tough splits for those south of the equator.