4 March 2021: Observation of IC 410 in Auriga by David Davies.

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

9 February 2021: The new Object of the Season is NGC 3242 in Hydra. Scroll down for the link.

9 February 2021: The Deep-Sky Observer Issue 186 has been released

Our Annual Meeting

Pandemic restrictions mean we're not in a position to hold our Annual Meeting 2021 in June as usual. Instead we're planning for Saturday the 23rd of October 2021, but it's too early to be sure we'll be able to go ahead, so please 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 very limited number of Willmann-Bell books to offer. Why not buy whilst they're still available?

Issue 186 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: Spiral Galaxy NGC 3432 in Leo Minor

Image of Spiral Galaxy NGC 3432 in Leo Minor courtesy of David Davies
This image was provided by David Davies

I'm still on a galaxy theme this month with an image by David Davies. We still have dust and star formation, but interacting galaxies too.

Galaxy of the Month: NGC 2872 in Leo

This image of the NGC 2872 was provided by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)
Image credit: Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)

Owen takes a look at a challenging Arp galaxy group this March. It's a tight group that'll need a large telescope. It's also another example of NGC confusion.

Nebula or Cluster of the Month: A remnant and a ghostly nebula

An image of NGC 3231 in Ursa Major by the Digitized Sky Survey (DSS)
Image credit: Digitized Sky Survey (DSS)

As we enter galaxy season things don't get any easier for Patrick, but he still has a couple of objects that should interest you at opposite ends of the night sky.

Double Stars of the Month: STF 1426 and BU 208

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for double star STF 1426 in Leo
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

Bob's selection in Leo this March offers something for both small and larger scope users, meanwhile there's a serious challenge for southern observers!

Object of the Season: NGC 3242 in Hydra

Planetary Nebula NGC 3242 (The Ghost of Jupiter) in Hydra - Credit: HST/NASA/ESA
Image credit: HST/NASA/ESA

Wolfgang Steinicke would appreciate your observations of the planetary nebula NGC 3242 in Hydra 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.