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 a finalised the line-up of speakers for our Annual Meeting 2018. We just need to add a few vendors, some lunch and we're ready to go! I hope to see you there.

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: HFG2 in the Constellation of Puppis

Planetary Nebula HFG2 - Image Courtesy of Don Goldman (Astrodon Imaging)
This image was provided courtesy of Don Goldman (Astrodon Imaging).

A great image of an interesting planetary nebula. Detail in the PN and interaction with its surroundings... I couldn't resist. Additionally, this might be the first colour image of HFG2?

Galaxy of the Month: NGC 3245 in Leo Minor

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

Owen's sticking with Leo Minor to bring you a widely spaced group of galaxies centred on a pair that might be interacting. Some are straight forward and others much trickier.

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: λ Gem and 5 Pup

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for the double star lambda Gem in Gemini
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

A faint companion star causing problems even for Bob in Gemini, and a tight double that will challenge northern observers with its altitude in Puppis.