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

21 July 2021: DSSC 29 is out and available for download.

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.

Our Annual Meeting

Due to the continued closure of the lecture theatre at the IOA, Cambridge because of Covid restrictions, we have reluctantly had to cancel the planned meeting on Saturday the 23rd of October 2021. We hope to arrange a short Zoom meeting on that date instead. Full information will appear here when it has been arranged.

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.

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.

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Price rises are coming with the next edition of The Deep-Sky Observer. Join or renew early to avoid the increase.

Picture of the Month: Sh2-126 in Lacerta

Sharpless 126 (Sh2-126) in Lacerta courtesy of Thomas Henne
Image credit: Thomas Henne

More nebulosity, but this time covering about 3 degrees of the night sky! I've delved into the Sharpless catalog for this wonderful field for imagers.

Galaxy of the Month: NGC 7463 in Pegasus

This image of the NGC 7463 was provided by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)
Image credit: the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)

A challenging group of galaxies that will demand good skies, a large telescope and high magnification. An interesting group with evidence of interaction from Owen.

Nebula and Cluster of the Month: NGC 7354 and Mayer 1

A Hubble image of NGC 7354 provided by ESA/Hubble & NASA.
Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA.

Two objects overhead this September from Patrick: a bright planetary nebula and something that William Herschel didn't discover.

Double Stars of the Month: STF 2883 and HIP 110109

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for HIP 110109 in Grus
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

Prominent colours in Bob's northern pairing which is accessible to small scopes. In the south he has another bright but uneven pair which is much tighter.

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.