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: Sh2-64 in Serpens

Emission nebula Sharpless 2-64 - Image Courtesy of Don Goldman
This image was provided courtesy of Don Goldman.

A fabulous widefield of the star formation in the direction of the Serpens-Aquila rift from Don. An image full of emission and dark nebulae.

Galaxy of the Month: NGC 7242 in Lacerta

Image credit: the Pan-STARRS1 Surveys
Image credit: the Pan-STARRS1 Surveys

Something fainter from Owen for July, even if the UK skies are still bright. A group of mostly elliptical galaxies that showcase Barnard's abilities... with a little confusion thrown in.

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: STT 338 and kappa CrA

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for the double star kappa CrA in Corona Australis
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

A tight but even pair in Hercules and an easier challenge in Corona Australis this month. Bob's thrown in a few extra targets in this southerly constellation too!