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 excellent Willmann-Bell Annals of the Deep Sky Volumes 2–4 available.

Our Annual Meeting

Thank you to everyone that attended our Annual Meeting on Saturday 3 June 2017. It was one of our best attended and most successful in years as a result. We hope you enjoyed yourselves.

The planning for next year will soon be underway, and we'll let you know what we have in store in due course. It would be great to see you all again in 2018.

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: the SMC in Tucana

The Small Magellanic Cloud in Tucana - Image Courtesy of the CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Justin Kabaus, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner)
This image was provided courtesy of the CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Justin Kabaus, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner).

More from the southern skies, but this time it's the work of the CEDIC team from the mountains of Chile. Ever seen a galaxy that looks like a huge star cluster?

Galaxy of the Month: NGC 6548 in Hercules

Image credit: Pan-STARRS1 Surveys (PS1)
Image credit: Image credit: Pan-STARRS1 Surveys (PS1)

More NGC confusion this month, but Owen will clear that up for you. A couple of interesting galaxies to observe in Hercules, and a challenge for our imagers.

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 1575 and WNO 6

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for the double star WNO 6 in Sagittarius
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

Wide doubles accessible to small telescopes with a few more challenging pairs nearby. That's what Bob Argyle has for us this July in Virgo and Sagittarius.