1 October 2022: A new Nebula, Cluster, Galaxy, Double Star, and Picture of the Month. Scroll down to take a look.

26 September 2022: Double Star Section Circular (DSSC) 30 is out and available to download.

14 June 2022: Observation of NGC 5921 by Carlo Muccini.

2 May 2022: DSO 189 is available for download

Our Annual Meeting

Our first meeting in three years came and went on the 18 June 2022 at the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge.

Hopefully, we'll be back again next years, 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.

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 189 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 Andromeda Galaxy (Messier 31)

The Andromeda Galaxy (Messier 31) with M32 and M110 courtesy of Patrick A. Cosgrove
Image credit: Patrick A. Cosgrove

A familiar sight, but worth another look, at least that's what I think in this month's feature. Old targets can be worth revisiting to find out how much you've learnt.

Galaxy of the Month: NGC 470 in Pisces

This image of NGC 470 was provided by the Pan-STARRS1 Surveys
Image credit: Pan-STARRS1 Surveys

Owen has another nice trio of galaxies for you this October. There are a couple of bright cores, but a larger scope will be needed to observe this tight group.

Nebula and Cluster of the Month: NGC 129 and Riddle 4 in Cassiopeia

An image of open cluster NGC 129 provided by Bob Franke
Image credit: Bob Franke

A pair of open clusters this month from Patrick. One easy in almost any instrument. The other more of a challenge to find in the night sky, and catalogues.

Double Stars of the Month: STT 500 and DUN 249

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for the double star STT 500 in Andromeda
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

A bright binary in Andromeda will pose a serious challenge this month, but for those to the south Bob has a pairing that's accessible to all.

Object of the Season: Galaxy M82 in Ursa Major

Galaxy M82 in Ursa Major - Credit: Capella Observatory
Image credit: Capella Observatory

Wolfgang Steinicke would appreciate your observations of M82 in Ursa Major 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.

Observations

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.