10 October 2018: We're not giving up on visual observing - a DSO 180 clarification

1 October 2018: New Galaxy, Double Star, and Picture of the Month

28 September 2018: DSO issue 180 now available for download

24 Sep 2018: New observation of M56 by David Davies

Our Publications

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

Our latest publication is the Atlas of Open Star Clusters for which we have a PDF sample of the content for you to download.

Annual Meeting 2019

The date has been set for Saturday the 15th of June 2019 at our normal venue: the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge. There's no need to book in advance. Member or not, you're all welcome to turn up on the day.

The planning is underway and there'll be more to come, so keep an eye on the Annual Meeting 2019 page.

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: Arp 331 in Pisces

Arp 331 galaxy group in Pisces by David Ratledge
This image was provided courtesy of David Ratledge.

Not often I feature galaxies, and now a whole group! Confident that Owen wouldn't pick this one – he's done it before – I found a wonderful image from the light polluted UK.

Galaxy of the Month: NGC 7385 in Pegasus

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

A group of galaxies falls foul of cataloguing errors. Where have we heard that before? There's plenty of entertainment for observers with large telescopes. How many galaxies can you find?

Object of the Season: The Bubble Nebula in Cassiopeia

Image credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team
Image credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team

Wolfgang Steinicke would appreciate your observations of the Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635) for his Object of the Season column in the Deep-Sky Observer.

Double Stars of the Month: SHJ 355 and del Scl

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for the double star SHJ 335 in Cassiopeia
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

We head to Cassiopeia this October for a multiple star with doubles for a range of apertures. and south to Sculptor for a physical pairing that Burnham added to a Herschel discovery.