13 November 2018: We have a list of speakers for our Annual Meeting 2019.

1 November 2018: New Galaxy, Double Star, and Picture of the Month. Scroll down to take a look.

1 November 2018: SkyTools plan updates available for GOM and now DSOM too! Download from the Section Home linked in the menu above.

10 October 2018: We're not giving up on visual observing, just covering more ground - a DSO 180 clarification.

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.

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: Structures of the Large Magellanic Cloud

Structures of the Large Magellanic Cloud - Image Courtesy of Don Goldman and Josep Drudis
This image was provided courtesy of Don Goldman and Josep Drudis.

To southern skies for November, and the abundance of a 4.5 degree slice of the LMC in Mensa and Dorado. Wonderful for imagers and plenty for the visual observer too.

Galaxy of the Month: NGC 584 in Cetus

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

A small group of galaxies that aren't too taxing from a Hawaiian volcano, or if you're William Herschel, but might pose more problems on a damp British November night.

Object of the Season: The Bubble Nebula in Cassiopeia

Image credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team
Image credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team

Wolfgang Steinicke would appreciate your observations of the Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635) for his Object of the Season column in the Deep-Sky Observer.

Double Stars of the Month: S 398 and 95 Cet

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for the double star 95 Cet (AC2) in Cetus
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

Bob gives us a wide binocular double with a tricky twist for the very ambitious in Pisces this November. Then it's to Cetus for an opportunity to split a close pair at their widest.