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

Well that's it for another year. Thanks to everyone who attended and especially our speakers. The planning for 2019 is already underway and we hope to see you next year.

Yann Pothier's made his 2018 presentation on Esoteric Targets for Deep-Sky Observers available as a PDF from the 2018 Annual Meeting web page.

Just as a reminder for next year, our normal venue is 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.

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.

Picture of the Month: NGC 6726 in Corona Australis

NGC 6726 - Reflection Nebula in Corona Australis - courtesy of Martin Pugh - www.martinpughastrophotography.space
This image was provided courtesy of Martin Pugh.

I couldn't resist this image. Too many deep sky objects in one place and a variable star throw as well. An image of the southern sky that's packed with detail.

Galaxy of the Month: M101 in Ursa Major

Image credit: the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)
Image credit: the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)

Owen's decided that the bright northern nights require an easier target, but M101 provides a lot to see. For those wanting a challenge try chasing the whole group.

Object of the Season: The Sombrero Galaxy in Virgo

Image credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Image credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Wolfgang Steinicke choice for this Spring is the Sombrero Galaxy: M104. He would appreciate your observations for his Object of the Season column in the Deep-Sky Observer.

Double Stars of the Month: STF 1932 and beta Sco

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for the double star beta Sco in Scorpius
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

Bob's taking us to Corona Borealis for a testing double, or two. Then it's down to the Scorpion for a much easier split that has more on offer than apparent at the first glimpse.