1 June 2020: New Galaxy, Double Star, and Picture of the Month. Scroll down to take a look.

27 May 2020: Visual observation of our May GOM by Ivan Maly

22 May 2020: Images of M63 and NGC 4631 by Richard Weatherley

17 May 2020: Observation and images of M91 and Starlink satellites by David Davies

Our Publications

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

You can grab a free PDF copy of Faith Jordan's 'An Introduction to Deep-Sky Observing' 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.

Issue 184 of The Deep-Sky Observer (DSO) is now available.

Our Annual Meeting

Sadly due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic we've taken the decision to cancel our meeting planned for Saturday the 13th of June 2020 in Cambridge. We plan to be back in June 2021, but it's too early to set a date yet, so watch this space...

Help Wanted

We'd like to add a Cluster/Nebula of the Month feature to our website to complete the set and offer a bit more observing inspiration. So we're looking for someone, or perhaps several others, to write this monthly piece.

Help is available, and I do all the layout to get it onto the website. You can see the kind of thing we're after in Owen and Bob's articles below. If you're interested please click this link to email me.

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Picture of the Month: NGC 5986 in Lupus

Globular cluster NGC 5986 in Lupus - Image Courtesy of Steve Crouch
This image was provided by Steve Crouch

It's time for a globular cluster, and this isn't one of the usual suspects. On the horizon from the UK, but visible from further south, this wonderful image is hot from the press!

Galaxy of the Month: NGC 5557 and Arp 199 in Bootes

This image of NGC 5557 and Arp 199 was provided by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)
Image credit: Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)

Owen has a pair of mergers, one you might resolve and the other not, that are bright enough for twilight nights. There's something for both imagers and visual observers.

Object of the Season: CRL 2688 (Egg Nebula) in Cygnus

Image credit: Raghvendra Sahai and John Trauger (JPL), the WFPC2 science team, and NASA/ESA
Image credit: Raghvendra Sahai and John Trauger (JPL), the WFPC2 science team, and NASA/ESA.

Wolfgang Steinicke would appreciate your observations of planetary nebula CRT 2688 for his Object of the Season column in the Deep-Sky Observer.

Double Stars of the Month: STF 2218 and I 333

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for the double star I 333 in Apus
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

A reminder of a stiff challenge before something a little easier in Draco this month. Bob also has a tricky observation for those in the far south again, this time it's Apus.