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

1 July 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.

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: The Eagle Nebula (M16) in Serpens

The Eagle Nebula (M16) in Serpens courtesy of Nik Szymanek
Image credit: Nik Szymanek

How have I failed to feature the Eagle Nebula? I've rectified that oversight with this fabulous image of Nik's. Dust, gas and star formation: a winning formula.

Galaxy of the Month: NGC 6487 in Hercules

This image of NGC 6487 and was provided by the Pan-STARRS1 Surveys
Image credit: the Pan-STARRS1 Surveys

Bright skies still dominate for northern observers, but Owen's found a galaxy group with a trio that provide increasing difficulty with each member. See how you get on.

Nebula and Cluster of the Month: NGC 6633 and NGC 6742

An image of the planetary nebula NGC 6742 provided by Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF
Image Credit: Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF.

An easily observed open cluster and a much trickier planetary nebula from Patrick this July. The quality of your sky might make all the difference with the latter.

Double Stars of the Month: STF 2244 and kappa CrA

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for double star STF 2244 in Ophiuchus
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

A couple of doubles that are bright enough for most telescopes, though the northern pair's a much sterner test. Bob's pointed out others worth a look nearby.

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.