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

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

30 April 2019: The complete schedule for our Annual Meeting 2019 is available

27 April 2019: DSSC 27 has been released and is available to download

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 has been set for Saturday the 15th of June 2019 at our normal venue: the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge. There's no need to book in advance. Member or not, you're all welcome to turn up on the day.

The planning's complete and there's a full programme and schedule on the Annual Meeting 2019 page.

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.

Perhaps you'd like to join our groups.io mailing group? Access is limited to members, but you're all welcome.

Picture of the Month: Hickson 68

Hickson 68 galaxy group in Cane Venatici - Image Courtesy of Thomas Henne
This image was provided courtesy of Thomas Henne.

A well know galaxy group with a spectacular companion, but surprisingly hard to find a good image!

Galaxy of the Month: Hickson 62 in Virgo

Hickson 62 was provided by the Pan-STARRS1 Surveys
Image credit: Pan-STARRS1 Surveys

Owen explains the inevitable confusion of designations. A bright(ish) group of galaxies for a light northern month, but can you see it in a 20-cm scope?

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: BU 800, HJ 4619 and CPO 61

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for the double star HJ 4619 in Centaurus
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

We have an interesting physical system that will test small scopes in Coma Berenices and two pairs in Centaurus in the same wide field this month.