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.

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 Vela Supernova Remnant

Widefield mosaic of the Vela Supernova Remnant - Image Courtesy of Robert Gendler
This mosaic of the Vela SNR is provide with kind permission of Robert Gendler.

I'm back to nebulae again, but what a nebula. A stunning image with open clusters, nebulae, a huge SNR and even a pulsar! You'll regret not taking a look 😉

Galaxy of the Month: NGC 3801 Group in Leo

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

For February's challenge, Owen Brazell's taken some advice and picked a group of galaxies you won't find in the usual observing guides. We're off to seek faint galaxies in Leo.

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 Medussa Nebula in Gemini for his Object of the Season column in the Deep-Sky Observer.

Double Stars of the Month: STF 958 and 19 Puppis

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for the double star STF 958 in Lynx
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

Another pair of lovely bright doubles from Bob Argyle... actually there are several more along your route too. This month we venture to Lynx and Puppis.