17 February 2020: Observation of our Galaxy of the Month by Ivan Maly

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

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

29 December 2019: Faith Jordan's 'An Introduction to Deep-Sky Observing is available as a free PDF

20 December 2019: DSO 183 is out and available for subscribers to download

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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…

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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: M81, M82 and the IFN

M81, M82 and the Integrated Flux Nebula (IFN) in the Constellation of Ursa Major  - Image Courtesy of Terry Hancock of Downunder Observatory
This image was provided by Terry Hancock

A pair of iconic galaxies in Ursa Major, though there's sometime hazy in the foreground. This is an image of the IFN with added galaxies because I couldn't resist more nebulae.

Galaxy of the Month: NGC 2992 in Hydra

This image of NGC 2992 was provided by the Pan-STARRS1 Surveys
Image credit: Pan-STARRS1 Surveys

A spectacular pair of interacting galaxies from Owen. These are a challenge for those in northern latitudes but possible in moderate scopes, with extra detail for those with large 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: STF 1007 and STF 1104

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for the double star STF 1007 in Gemini
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

A couple of complex double stars from Bob this February. All in range of the amateur telescope but including some fainter components. And he's thrown in an extra pair in Gemini.