Our Publications

The Webb Deep-Sky Society has a wide range of publications including our Journal, The Deep-Sky Observer (DSO), observing guides and charts.

Problems with the printed copy of DSO 174?

We also have a small number of the first three volumes of the excellent Willmann-Bell Annals of the Deep Sky available.

Our Annual Meeting: Saturday 3 June 2017

Our Annual Meeting at Cambridge (UK) is the main event of the Webb Deep-Sky Society calendar. It's a chance to enjoy a range of talks from some of the World's best astronomers, buy some new books or equipment and just chat for other fans of the Deep-Sky.

The upcoming meeting on Saturday 3 June 2017 holds special meaning for us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of our founding! Please join us for this special occasion. There's no need to book in advance. Member or not, you're all welcome to turn up on the day.

Entry starts from £5 for members and £10 for non-members. Just add another £5 if you'd like lunch provided, but we only have 80 lunch tickets available, so come early to be sure of getting lunch or alternatively bring your own (drinks are provided). The doors will open at 9:30am.

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.

Picture of the Month: The Needle Galaxy in Coma Berenices

NGC 4565 (The Needle Galaxy) - Image Courtesy of David Davies
This image of NGC 4565 is provide with kind permission of David Davies.

Another galaxy! This one's stunning. David's image reveals the dark dust lanes of the edge on spiral arms partly obscuring the bulge of the core.

Galaxy of the Month: IC 504 Group in Hydra

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

Owen Brazell's found an interesting, but tricky, group of galaxies in Hydra for those with larger scopes to try and track down. He's so far failed to find any observations...

Object of the Season: Abell 21 in Gemini

Image credit: Digitised Sky Survey (DSS)
Image credit: Digitised Sky Survey (DSS).

This time Wolfgang Steinicke would like your observations of the famous Medusa Nebula in Gemini for his Object of the Season column in the Deep-Sky Observer.

Double Stars of the Month: STF 1282 and upsilon Carinae

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for the double star upsilon Carinae
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

Bob Argyle remains in Lynx with our neat northern pair, but travels to Carina for a more luminous sight. Something in both hemispheres for smaller telescopes.