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

26 March 2019: New observation from David Davies: NGC 6934 and NGC 7006.

16 February 2019: The Deep-Sky Observer issue 181 is available for download

1 January 2019: SkyTools file for DSF Object of the Week 2018 available.

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 is underway and there'll be more to come, so keep an eye on the Annual Meeting 2019 page.

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Picture of the Month: The Antennae Galaxies

Antennae Galaxies (NGC 4038 and NGC 4039) in Corvus - Image Courtesy of www.capella-observatory.com
This image was provided courtesy of www.capella-observatory.com.

A recent galactic wreck with spectacular consequences for star formation in this pair.

Galaxy of the Month: NGC 6109 in Corona Borealis

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

Another challenge for large scope observers. A large galaxy group with many background friends, but you'll need the best skies.

Object of the Season: Planetary Nebula NGC 6781 in Aquila

Image credit: European Southern Observatory (ESO)
Image credit: European Southern Observatory (ESO)

Wolfgang Steinicke would appreciate your observations of NGC 6781 for his Object of the Season column in the Deep-Sky Observer.

Double Stars of the Month: STF 1606 and SHY 588

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for the double star STF 1606 in Canes Venatici
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

Bob's starting off with a real challenge for large scopes in Canes Venatici. Then it's south to Virgo for a wide binocular pairing.