1 July 2022: A new Nebula, Cluster, Galaxy, Double Star, and Picture of the Month. Scroll down to take a look.

14 June 2022: Observation of NGC 5921, our GOM, by Carlo Muccini.

2 May 2022: DSO 189 is available for download

2 May 2022: We have a new Object of the Season for you to observe.

Our Annual Meeting

Our first meeting in three years came and went on the 18 June 2022 at the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge.

Hopefully, we'll be back again next years, so 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.

Mike Swan's excellent Atlas of Open Star Clusters is now available as a single spiral-bound volume. This has a few additions over his earlier volumes 1 and 2, which as still available.

Owen has a new book out based on his long running Galaxy of the Month column. He's added new information and updated his older work. It also contains detailed finder charts.

Issue 189 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: NGC 6752 in Pavo

An image of globular cluster NGC 6752 in Pavo courtesy of Mariusz Goralski
Image credit: Mariusz Goralski

Yes, I've chosen another globular cluster this July, but it's one of the brightest this time. More from the southern hemisphere with this recent image.

Galaxy of the Month: NGC 6384 in Ophiuchus

This image of NGC 6384 was provided by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)
Image credit: Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)

Short, bright northern nights are making things difficult for Owen, but he's determined not to break his run. It'll still be a challenge, even for larger scopes.

Nebula and Cluster of the Month: NGC 6756 in Aquila

An image of open cluster NGC 6756 provided by Pan-STARRS1 Surveys
Image credit: Pan-STARRS1 Surveys

The Milky Way returns, and with it we have open clusters. Patrick takes a look at the history of one of the less prominent examples of this object class.

Double Stars of the Month: del Ser and xi Oph

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for the double star delta Serpentis in Serpens
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

Bob has a bright northern double that hints at greater complexity, and a much more challenging pairing to the south this July.

Object of the Season: Galaxy M82 in Ursa Major

Galaxy M82 in Ursa Major - Credit: Capella Observatory
Image credit: Capella Observatory

Wolfgang Steinicke would appreciate your observations of M82 in Ursa Major 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.


M61 in Virgo by David Davies
M61 in Virgo by David Davies

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.