Atlas of Galaxy Trios

We've decided to make another couple of our publications available as free downloads. Each is a PDF scan of the original book and you can download a copy by clicking on one of the links in the list below.

The first is Miles Paul's Atlas of Galaxy Trios which contains 137 galaxy trios from -32° to +90° declination. With the second, Southern Galaxy Trios, Miles issued a supplement containing 54 compact galaxy trios from -32° to -90° declination, thus covering all the southern sky too.

If you'd like to buy a high quality printed copy they're still available by contacting our sales.

An Introduction to Visual Deep-Sky Observing

We're now offering a PDF version of Faith Jordan's introduction that she wrote for the Webb Deep-Sky Society as a free download. Just click on the image below.

Cover image of An Introduction to Deep-Sky Observing by Faith Jordan

We hope it'll encourage more people to observe the deep-sky on Moonless nights.

If you'd like to buy a printed copy they're also still available.

Rediscovering the Bedford Catalogue for the 21st Century

Rob Peeling has undertaken to modernise Captain William Henry Smyth's 1844 The Bedford Catalogue for use by modern amateurs.

Now his work is complete he has kindly offered to provide his updated version of The Bedford Catalogue in PDF format for anyone to download from our website.

It is complete with modern designations and positions right alongside Smyth's original data and comments for his 850 entries. It also provides an updated guide for the bulk of the deep sky objects in Reverend Thomas Webb's Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes which were heavily based on the Bedford Catalogue.

We highly recommend you take the time of examine it and hopefully observe some of the objects it contains.

I asked Rob for a brief introduction to the project as it's hard to get people to write very much. He delighted me by sending a fully fledged article on his Bedford Catalogue project containing some of the history of the original and how he approached this mammoth work.

The Brightest Planetary Nebulae Observing Atlas - 2nd Edition

Massimo Zecchin has just completed the 2nd Edition of an atlas of planetary nebulae observed with small apertures and from suburban locations, entitled: "The Brightest Planetary Nebulae Observing Atlas".

Massimo has kindly made the atlas is freely available in two versions, Black (for display) and White (printer friendly with the images in negative).

The Brightest Planetary Nebulae Observing Atlas (2nd Ed) Black - Courtesy of Massimo Zecchin The Brightest Planetary Nebulae Observing Atlas (2nd Ed) White - Courtesy of Massimo Zecchin

Either version of the atlas can be downloaded as a PDF file onto your computer by right clicking the respective image above and choosing either Save Target As or Save Link As...

Please note that the Black version is 14MB and the White version 10MB

Deep Sky Forum Object of the Week

Owen Brazell has created SkyTools files for all of the past Objects of the Week on the Deep Sky Forum to help you find them all.

They're complete up to this year's, and Owen intends to keep adding new objects as they appear on the forum. Just click on the link of the file you'd like from the list below to download it.

Please note that these are all SkyTools V3 lists which can be imported into SkyTools V4.

We also sell Alvin Huey's excellent Deep Sky Forum Object of the Week Observer's guides for the years 2012 and 2013.

Clear Skies Observing Guides (CSOG)

Courtesy of Victor van Wulfen.

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Webb Deep-Sky Society member Victor van Wulfen produces the CSOG. He's recently relaunched the website and now there's a version 2.2, so take a look at his blog post to find out more.