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

Well that's it for another year. Thanks to everyone who attended and especially our speakers. The planning for 2019 is already underway and we hope to see you next year.

Yann Pothier's made his 2018 presentation on Esoteric Targets for Deep-Sky Observers available as a PDF from the 2018 Annual Meeting web page.

Just as a reminder for next year, our normal venue is 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.

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 4755 in Crux

NGC 4755 (Jewel Box cluster) in Crux - Image Courtesy of Steve Crouch
This image was provided courtesy of Steve Crouch.

One of the most beautiful open clusters in the night sky. You lucky southern observers. To give a taste of what's on offer, Steve has a wonderful image of the Jewel Box cluster.

Galaxy of the Month: Hickson 93 in Pegasus

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

A real challenge for dedicated deep-sky observers from Owen. A galaxy cluster with pieced together by the greats of astronomy that will need a large telescope and the best skies.

Object of the Season: The Sombrero Galaxy in Virgo

Image credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Image credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Wolfgang Steinicke choice for this Spring is the Sombrero Galaxy: M104. He would appreciate your observations for his Object of the Season column in the Deep-Sky Observer.

Double Stars of the Month: STF 2735 and JC 25

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for the double star STF 2735 in Delphinus
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

Bob heads to Delphinus for a colourful double that's caused some debate, and south to Indus for what seems to be a physical pairing for binoculars.