1 March 2023: A new Nebula, Cluster, Galaxy, Double Star, and Picture of the Month. Scroll down to take a look.

5 January 2023: Issue 190 of The Deep-Sky Observer (DSO) is now available for subscribers to download

30 November 2022: A slightly revised version of DSSC 30 is available to download.

18 October 2022: Observation of NGC 6712, IC 1295 and PK 25-4.1 by David Davies.

Our Annual Meeting

The date for our next Annual Meeting is set for the 17 June 2023 at the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge. We can confirm this year's speakers and vendors

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.

Mike Swan's excellent Atlas of Open Star Clusters is now available as a single spiral-bound volume. This has a few additions over his earlier volumes 1 and 2, which as still available.

Owen has a new book out based on his long running Galaxy of the Month column. He's added new information and updated his older work. It also contains detailed finder charts.

Issue 190 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.

Perhaps you'd like to join our groups.io mailing group? Access is limited to members, but you're all welcome.

Picture of the Month: The Chamaeleon II Dark Clouds

An image of the Chamaeleon II Dark Cloud Complex courtesy of Don Goldman
Image credit: Don Goldman

From glowing clouds last month we're still in the southern hemisphere for some dark and dramatic dust. Still star formation, but subtle.

Galaxy of the Month: NGC 3395 in Leo Minor

This image of NGC 3395 and NGC 3396 was provided by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)
Image credit: Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)

Owen's chosen a target that's more accessible than his last few choices. A fine interacting pair of galaxies for moderate scopes, and something nearby for larger apertures.

Nebula and Cluster of the Month: NGC 3532

An image of NGC 3552 in Carina provided by Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov (Irida Observatory)
Image credit: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov (Irida Observatory)

It's galaxy season in the north, so Patrick has ventured to the southern skies for a showpiece open cluster that's perhaps the finest of its kind.

Double Stars of the Month: STF 1374 and SEE 115

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for the double star STF 1374 in Leo Minor
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

Bob has several options for modest telescopes in northern skies, whilst his southern selection is a tougher proposition that's still within reach for many.

Object of the Season: Galaxy NGC 4565 in Coma Berenices

Edge-on galaxy NGC 4565 in Coma Berenices - Credit: ESO
Image credit: ESO

Wolfgang Steinicke would appreciate your observations of NGC 4565 in Coma Berenices 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.


M61 in Virgo by David Davies
M61 in Virgo by David Davies

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.