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 is set for Saturday the 2nd of June 2018 at our normal venue: the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge.

We have the full line-up of speakers and entry prices on the Annual Meeting 2018 page. Only 70 tickets with lunch included will be available, so be bright and early if you want to secure one. You're also welcome to bring your own lunch.

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: Markarian's Chain in Virgo

Markarian's Chain - Image Courtesy of David Davies
This image was provided courtesy of David Davies.

We've reached the season of galaxies, and it's been while since they had a Picture of the Month. So I've chosen a great image containing as many as I could manage to balance the books.

Galaxy of the Month: NGC 3090 in Sextants

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

Apparently some recent galaxies have been much to easy. In response Owen's decided to make the subjects for March a little bit trickier for you. Let us know how you get on.

Object of the Season: The Crab Nebula in Taurus

Image credit: Digitised Sky Survey (DSS) and Hubble Legacy Archive (HLA)
Image credit: Digitised Sky Survey (DSS) and Hubble Legacy Archive (HLA)

Wolfgang Steinicke would like your observations of the "Crab Nebula" in Taurus for his Object of the Season column in the Deep-Sky Observer this Winter.

Double Stars of the Month: STF 1321 and BSO 18

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for the double star BSO 18 in Vela
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

A nearby double who's nature may soon be revealed in Ursa Major and a binocular pair with deep-sky neighbours in Vela from Bob this March.