1 August 2022: A new Nebula, Cluster, Galaxy, Double Star, and Picture of the Month. Scroll down to take a look.

14 June 2022: Observation of NGC 5921, our GOM, by Carlo Muccini.

2 May 2022: DSO 189 is available for download

2 May 2022: We have a new Object of the Season for you to observe.

Our Annual Meeting

Our first meeting in three years came and went on the 18 June 2022 at the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge.

Hopefully, we'll be back again next years, so 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.

Mike Swan's excellent Atlas of Open Star Clusters is now available as a single spiral-bound volume. This has a few additions over his earlier volumes 1 and 2, which as still available.

Owen has a new book out based on his long running Galaxy of the Month column. He's added new information and updated his older work. It also contains detailed finder charts.

Issue 189 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.

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: Weinberger 1-10 in Cygnus

An image of planetary nebula Weinberger 1-10 in Cygnus courtesy of Jens Zippel
Image credit: Jens Zippel

This month I've chosen an image of a faint planetary nebula that's almost hidden in a faint HII region. A challenge for imagers to chase these obscure targets.

Galaxy of the Month: NGC 315 in Pisces

This image of NGC 315 was provided by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)
Image credit: Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)

Owen's GOM shouldn't be too much of a challenge for moderate scopes, but what about those two companions, can you spot them too?

Nebula and Cluster of the Month: NGC 7023 in Cepheus

An image of reflection nebula NGC 7023 provided by Prof. Robert Vanderbei
Image credit: Prof. Robert Vanderbei

Patrick tries to clarify the confusing designations assigned to this object. As always it starts with Willam Herschel and gets more complicated from there…

Double Stars of the Month: STF 2486, H N 126 and H N 129

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for the double star STF 2486 in Cygnus
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

Some more bright double stars from Bob. A pair high overhead, and two more scraping the horizon. All are possible with modest telescopes, but one's a bit trickier.

Object of the Season: Galaxy M82 in Ursa Major

Galaxy M82 in Ursa Major - Credit: Capella Observatory
Image credit: Capella Observatory

Wolfgang Steinicke would appreciate your observations of M82 in Ursa Major 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.


M61 in Virgo by David Davies
M61 in Virgo by David Davies

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.