5 January 2021: Observation of the NGC 2805 group in Ursa Major by Andrew Robertson.

1 January 2021: A new Nebula, Cluster, Galaxy, Double Star, and Picture of the Month. Scroll down to take a look.

16 December 2020: Observation of the NGC 969 group in Triangulum by Dale Holt.

26 October 2020: The Deep-Sky Observer Issue 185 has been released

9 August 2020: Miles Paul's Atlas of Galaxy Trios available as free download.

Our Annual Meeting

Sadly due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic we've taken the decision to cancel our meeting planned for Saturday the 13th of June 2020 in Cambridge. We plan to be back in 2021, but it's too early to set a date yet, 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.

Volume 2 of Mike Swan's excellent Atlas of Open Star Clusters is now available alongside Volume 1. This completes the coverage of the sky started in Volume 1.

We also have a limited number of Willmann-Bell books to offer. Why not buy whilst they're still available?

Issue 185 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: NGC 2264 in Monoceros

The Christmas Tree Cluster (NGC 2264), the Fox Fur Nebula and the Cone Nebula in Monoceros courtesy of Thomas Henne
This image was provided by Thomas Henne

A frame full of nebulosity for January's Picture of the Month. I couldn't resist this image of another winter classic: more dust and radiation.

Galaxy of the Month: NGC 2805 in Ursa Major

This image of the NGC 2805 was provided by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)
Image credit: Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)

More challenging galaxies this month from Owen. This wonderful spiral will be hard, but there's plenty of smaller galaxies to hunt and interaction too.

Nebula or Cluster of the Month: Four Open Clusters and a Variable Nebula

A Hubble image of NGC 2261 provided by NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI)
Image credit: NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI)

Patrick's kicking off a new year with 3 (or 4?) open clusters in Gemini and a well known variable nebula in Monoceros for you to observe. Something for everyone.

Double Stars of the Month: 32 Ori and delta Ori

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for double stars 32 Ori and del Ori in Orion
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

Both of Bob's double stars are to be found in Orion this January. Both are accessible to small telescopes, though one is much tougher than the other.

Object of the Season: NGC 160 galaxy trio in Andromeda

Galaxy trio NGC 160, NGC 169 and IC 1559 in Andromeda - Credit the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)
Image credit: The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)

Wolfgang Steinicke would appreciate your observations of the NGC 160, NGC 169 and IC 1559 galaxy trio in Andromeda 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.


Abell 84 in Cassiopeia by Mike O'Brien
Abell 84 in Cassiopeia by Mike O'Brien

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.