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.

Our Annual Meeting

Well that's it for another year. Thanks to everyone who attended and especially our speakers. The planning for 2019 is already underway and we hope to see you next year.

Yann Pothier's made his 2018 presentation on Esoteric Targets for Deep-Sky Observers available as a PDF from the 2018 Annual Meeting web page.

Just as a reminder for next year, our normal venue is 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.

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: Patchick 5 in Cygnus

Planetary nebula Patchick 5 in Cygnus - Image Courtesy of the Bernhard Hubl
This image was provided courtesy of Bernhard Hubl.

A vibrant image of a very obscure planetary nebula. Well placed at this time of year, but perhaps an impossible mission for visual observers. Certainly one for the imagers out there!

Galaxy of the Month: NGC 6926 in Aquila

Image credit: the Pan-STARRS1 Surveys
Image credit: the Pan-STARRS1 Surveys

A small group of tricky galaxies in a Milky Way filled sky from Owen this month. There's some interaction between these galaxies, but which are interacting isn't clear. He's even thrown in an H2O megamaser!

Object of the Season: The Sombrero Galaxy in Virgo

Image credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Image credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Wolfgang Steinicke choice for this Spring is the Sombrero Galaxy: M104. He would appreciate your observations for his Object of the Season column in the Deep-Sky Observer.

Double Stars of the Month: HJ 1470, S 715 and S 716

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for the double star HJ 1470 in Cygnus
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

None of this month's doubles are too challenging, but you do get three pairs and an asterism as well! Our northern double is well placed in Cygnus whilst Sagittarius provides a brace of closer doubles.