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.

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.

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 1499 in Perseus

NGC 1499 - Image Courtesy of Sara Wager
Image credit: Sara Wager

Nebulous service has been continued with this near impossible to see emission nebula. The California Nebula's a favourite with astrophotographers and this one is fabulous.

Galaxy of the Month: NGC 2487 in Gemini

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

This December Owen Brazell's moved over to Gemini in pursuit of a tricky triplet of NGC galaxies: NGC 2487, NGC 2486 and NGC 2498. A challenge for those with larger scopes.

Object of the Season: NGC1333 in Perseus

Image Courtesy of Stefan Binnewies, Volker Wendel and Josef Pöpsel: www.capella-observatory.com
Image credit: Volker Wendel, Stefan Binnewies and Josef Pöpsel of Capella Observatory

Wolfgang Steinicke would like your observations of reflection nebula NGC 1333 for his Object of the Season column in the Deep-Sky Observer.

Double Stars of the Month: pi Arietis and DUN 16

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for the double star pi Ari
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

Bob Argyle has picked a triple star system in Aries to accompany a double in Eridanus this December. All bright and accessible with modest scopes, so why not try?