26 March 2020: Galaxy observation in Leo Minor and Hydra by Dale Holt

5 March 2020: The programme for our Annual Meeting 2020 is available.

1 March 2020: New Galaxy, Double Star, and Picture of the Month. Scroll down to take a look.

14 February 2020: A SkyTools file containing all of the DeepSkyForum Objects of the Week for 2019 is now available

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Our Annual Meeting

The date has been set for Saturday the 13th of June 2020 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 on the Annual Meeting 2020 page.

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 3344 in Leo Minor

The face-on spiral galaxy NGC 3344 in the Constellation of Leo Minor - Image Courtesy of Bernhard Hubl
This image was provided by Bernhard Hubl

A strikingly detailed face-on spiral galaxy this month. Worthy of inclusion as a spectacular image alone, there's a discovery hidden in there too.

Galaxy of the Month: NGC 2889 in Hydra

This image of NGC 2889 was provided by the Pan-STARRS1 Surveys
Image credit: Pan-STARRS1 Surveys

Another galaxy pairing in Hydra. But are they a pair or not? Opinion is divided. A challenge for modest scopes with the promise of some detail for those with more aperture.

Object of the Season: NGC 6309 in Ophiuchus

Image credit: Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Image credit: Hubble Space Telescope (HST)

Wolfgang Steinicke would appreciate your observations of planetary nebula NGC 6309 for his Object of the Season column in the Deep-Sky Observer.

Double Stars of the Month: alpha Com and DUN 78

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for the double star DUN 78 in Antlia
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

Bright enough to be easily found, but a tough selection of double stars to split from Bob this month. Both physical systems: one changing quickly and the other a double-double.