1 August 2019: New Galaxy, Double Star, and Picture of the Month. Scroll down to take a look.

2 July 2019: New observation of M 102 by David Davies

18 June 2019: A round up of our Annual Meeting 2019 is available

18 May 2019: DSO Issue 182 is out! The PDF version is available for download by registered members.

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 planning has started for 2020, and the date is set for Saturday 13th June 2020 at the Institute of Astronomy (IOA) in Cambridge.

Watch this space for news of Annual Meeting 2020…

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 6894 in Cygnus

NGC 6894 - Image Courtesy of Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona
This image was provided by Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona.

Time for a planetary nebula, and why not choose one with added nebulosity. Could that nebulosity tell us something about our Galaxy's structure?

Galaxy of the Month: NGC 7042 in Pegasus

NGC 7042 was provided by the Pan-STARRS1 Surveys
Image credit: Pan-STARRS1 Surveys

A landmark for Galaxy of the Month: the 100th article! This isn't the easiest pairing to observe, but new bright galaxies are getting rare, and you like a challenge don't you?

Object of the Season: M 108 in Ursa Major

Image credit: European Southern Observatory (ESO)
Image credit: Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)

Wolfgang Steinicke would appreciate your observations of M 108 for his Object of the Season column in the Deep-Sky Observer.

Double Stars of the Month: 16 Cyg and AC11

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for the double star 16 Cyg in Cygnus
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

Two physical pairs this month. An easily split binary in Cygnus with a very long period, and some hidden interest. In Serpens Bob has something more challenging.