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

The date is set for Saturday the 2nd of June 2018 at our normal venue: the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge.

We have the full line-up of speakers and entry prices on the Annual Meeting 2018 page. Only 70 tickets with lunch included will be available, so be bright and early if you want to secure one. You're also welcome to bring your own lunch.

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.

Picture of the Month: NGC 4945 in Centaurus

NGC 4945 in Centaurus - Image Courtesy of SSRO (Star Shadows Remote Obs.): Warren Keller, Steve Mazlin.
This image was provided courtesy of SSRO (Star Shadows Remote Obs.): Warren Keller, Steve Mazlin.

Another galaxy! I've gone south to Centaurus for this month's image full of dust lanes and star formation. There's a black hole in there somewhere too.

Galaxy of the Month: NGC 4065 in Coma Berenices

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

Some confusion amongst the NGC galaxies of Coma Berenices from Owen this month. With 9 galaxies in this group and another 10 nearby just be careful how you count them. A puzzle for April.

Object of the Season: The Crab Nebula in Taurus

Image credit: Digitised Sky Survey (DSS) and Hubble Legacy Archive (HLA)
Image credit: Digitised Sky Survey (DSS) and Hubble Legacy Archive (HLA)

Wolfgang Steinicke would like your observations of the "Crab Nebula" in Taurus for his Object of the Season column in the Deep-Sky Observer this Winter.

Double Stars of the Month: 93 Leo and STF 1604

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for the double star STF 1604 in Corvus
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

April brings a variable star with a distant companion and a triple system accessible to small scopes. Bob takes us to Leo and Corvus.