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

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

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.

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Picture of the Month: Sandqvist Dark Nebulae

Wide-field of Sandqvist Dark Nebulae in the western Circinus Cloud complex  - Image Courtesy of Don Goldman
This image was provided courtesy of Don Goldman.

It's too bright for deep-sky up here in the north, so I've headed south for some impressive wide-field dark nebulae. Is this what Australian skies look like?

Galaxy of the Month: NGC 5954 in Serpens Caput

Arp 91 galaxy group and NGC 5951 was provided by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)
Image credit: SDSS Surveys

One for those with a passion for interacting galaxies, but Owen warns that it's not an easy one. A large scope with high power and good skies to split the pair.

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: mu Boo and I 236

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for the double star mu Boo in Bootes
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

This month's choices are both fine sights in small telescopes but also of great interest to enthusiasts of stellar multiplicity.