26 October 2020: The Deep-Sky Observer Issue 185 has been released

20 October 2020: Observation of the NGC 128 galaxy group by Dale Holt.

1 October 2020: A new Nebula, Cluster, Galaxy, Double Star, and Picture of the Month. Scroll down to take a look.

9 August 2020: Miles Paul's Atlas of Galaxy Trios available as free download.

17 June 2020: A revised Double Star Section Circular No. 28 is now available

Our Annual Meeting

Sadly due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic we've taken the decision to cancel our meeting planned for Saturday the 13th of June 2020 in Cambridge. We plan to be back in June 2021, but it's too early to set a date yet, so watch this space...

Our Publications

The Webb Deep-Sky Society has a wide range of publications on offer.

You can grab a free PDF copies of Faith Jordan's 'An Introduction to Deep-Sky Observing' and Miles Paul's Atlas of Galaxy Trios from amongst our free publications.

With kind permission of Kent Wallace, we can now offer our own reprint of his titanic work Visual Observations of Planetary Nebulae. Kent sold out of his own print run some time ago, so don't wait too long.

Volume 2 of Mike Swan's excellent Atlas of Open Star Clusters is now available alongside Volume 1. This completes the coverage of the sky started in Volume 1. So if you have the first volume this is essential! And if you don't have either why not buy both?

Issue 185 of The Deep-Sky Observer (DSO) is now available.

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.

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Picture of the Month: LDN 1235 (Shark Nebula) in Cepheus

Reflection nebula vdB 150 in Cepheus courtesy of Josef Pöpsel, Stefan Binnewies, Frank Sackenheim (Capella Observatory)
This image was provided by Capella Observatory

I've chosen one of my favourite constellations to provide more glorious dust and photons. Something visual perhaps, but certainly one for cameras.

Galaxy of the Month: NGC 128 in Pisces

This image of NGC 128 was provided by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)
Image credit: Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)

More interacting galaxies from Owen this month, lots of them. Plenty of fascinating detail in the image, but visually a challenge for large scopes.

Nebula or Cluster of the Month: NGC 457, Cz 3 and NGC 604

An image of open cluster NGC 457 in Cassiopeia provided by David Davies
Image credit: David Davies

Patrick's done it again. Three objects for you to observe, a pair of open clusters in Cassiopeia and an emission nebula in Triangulum.

Double Stars of the Month: BU 858 and 69 Aqr

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for double star 69 Aqr in Aquarius
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

October brings a very challenging split in Pegasus, whilst Bob's been kinder to those with small scopes in Aquarius with a bright uneven pair.

Object of the Season: NGC 160 galaxy trio in Andromeda

Galaxy trio NGC 160, NGC 169 and IC 1559 in Andromeda - Credit the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)
Image credit: The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)

Wolfgang Steinicke would appreciate your observations of the NGC 160, NGC 169 and IC 1559 galaxy trio in Andromeda for his Object of the Season column in the Deep-Sky Observer.

The Deep-Sky Observer

The cover of The Deep-Sky Observer 184

Profusely illustrated, The Deep-Sky Observer is printed on art paper. Its magazine format encourages all amateurs to make a contribution to the Society's work.

Double Star Section Circulars

The contents page of Double Star Section Circular 28

Double Star Section Circulars (DSSC) feature the latest techniques and measurements from double star observers around the World. They are available as PDFs for free download.


Abell 84 in Cassiopeia by Mike O'Brien
Abell 84 in Cassiopeia by Mike O'Brien

Some observations and images provided by amateur astronomers around the globe. We're happy to receive your images, sketches and observations of the deep-sky made in pursuit of your projects.