10 January 2020: New observation of our Galaxy of the Month by Dale Holt

1 January 2020: New Galaxy, Double Star, and Picture of the Month. Scroll down to take a look.

29 December 2019: Faith Jordan's 'An Introduction to Deep-Sky Observing is available as a free PDF

20 December 2019: DSO 183 is out and available for subscribers to download

Our Publications

The Webb Deep-Sky Society has a wide range of publications on offer.

Have you got your copy of our new Calendar for 2020? Only £4 + P&P!

As a late Christmas gift you can grab a free PDF copy of Faith Jordan's 'An Introduction to Deep-Sky Observing' from amongst our free publications.

Our Annual Meeting

The planning has started for 2020, and the date is set for Saturday 13th June 2020 at the Institute of Astronomy (IOA) in Cambridge.

Watch this space for news of Annual Meeting 2020…

Help Wanted

We'd like to add a Cluster/Nebula of the Month feature to our website to complete the set and offer a bit more observing inspiration. So we're looking for someone, or perhaps several others, to write this monthly piece.

Help is available, and I do all the layout to get it onto the website. You can see the kind of thing we're after in Owen and Bob's articles below. If you're interested please click this link to email me.

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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.

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Picture of the Month: NGC 2467 in Puppis

NGC 2467 Nebula in Puppis - Image Courtesy of Don Goldman (Astrodon Imaging)
This image was provided by Don Goldman

After the death of stars last month, I decided to start 2020 with star being created: an impressive image of a beautiful nebula in the southern skies. It's accessible to visual observers too.

Galaxy of the Month: NGC 2563 in Cancer

This image of the NGC 2563 group was provided by Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)
Image credit: Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)

To open the New Year, Owen has a large galaxy group for you to observe. Bright members are accessible to moderate scopes, but there's more for those that can go deeper.

Object of the Season: NGC 6309 in Ophiuchus

Image credit: Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Image credit: Hubble Space Telescope (HST)

Wolfgang Steinicke would appreciate your observations of planetary nebula NGC 6309 for his Object of the Season column in the Deep-Sky Observer.

Double Stars of the Month: 118 Tau and 38 Lep

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for the double star 38 Lep in Lepus
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

To kick off 2020 Bob has a couple uneven doubles that are possible with small telescopes. Those seeking a greater challenge are also catered for, but be prepared to scrape the horizon.