1 June 2021: A new Nebula, Cluster, Galaxy, Double Star, and Picture of the Month. Scroll down to take a look.

19 May 2021: Observation of our Nebula of the Month by Dale Holt.

13 May 2021: Observation of NGC 4567 and NGC 4568 by David Davies.

30 April 2021: DSO 187 is now out and available for download.

Our Annual Meeting

Pandemic restrictions mean we're not in a position to hold our Annual Meeting 2021 in June as usual. Instead we're planning for Saturday the 23rd of October 2021, but it's too early to be sure we'll be able to go ahead, so please 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.

Volume 2 of Mike Swan's excellent Atlas of Open Star Clusters is now available alongside Volume 1. This completes the coverage of the sky started in Volume 1.

We also have a very limited number of Willmann-Bell books to offer. Why not buy whilst they're still available?

Issue 187 of The Deep-Sky Observer (DSO) is now available.

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Picture of the Month: Bernes 149 in Scorpius

Reflection Nebula Bernes 149 in Scorpius courtesy of Fabian Neyer
Image credit: Fabian Neyer

Safely back within our galaxy I've chosen a source of major star formation in our neighbourhood. A spectacular image of light and dust: my favourite kind of thing.

Galaxy of the Month: NGC 5899 in Bootes

This image of the NGC 5899 was provided by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)
Image credit: Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)

The bright skies are getting tougher for northern observers, but Owen's managed to find a pair of galaxies all the same. Too easy? He has other nearby suggestions…

Nebula and Cluster of the Month: NGC 6171 and NGC 6210

An image of the planetary nebula NGC 6210 provided by ESA/Hubble and NASA.
Image Credit: ESA/Hubble and NASA.

Two more objects from Patrick for June, one far harder to observe than the other. A bright PN and a faint globular cluster that may be the toughest of the Messiers.

Double Stars of the Month: STF 1972, H 6 51 and BU 348

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for double star STF 1972 in Ursa Minor
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

Bob has a couple of wide and bright double stars for you to observe this June. For those that like a challenge he's added something extra.

Object of the Season: NGC 6826 in Cygnus

Planetary Nebula NGC 6826 in Cygnus - Credit: Bruce Balick (University of Washington), Jason Alexander (University of Washington), Arsen Hajian (U.S. Naval Observatory), Yervant Terzian (Cornell University), Mario Perinotto (University of Florence, Italy), Patrizio Patriarchi (Arcetri Observatory, Italy) and NASA/ESA
Image credit: HST/NASA/ESA et al

Wolfgang Steinicke would appreciate your observations of the planetary nebula NGC 6826 in Cygnus 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.


Abell 84 in Cassiopeia by Mike O'Brien
Abell 84 in Cassiopeia by Mike O'Brien

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.