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. Please contact Steve Rayner with any special dietary needs (e.g. coeliacs etc). 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 Siamese Twins in Virgo

NGC 4567 and NGC 4568 (The Siamese Twin Galaxies) - Image Courtesy of Bill Snyder
This image of NGC 4567 and NGC 4568 is provide with kind permission of Bill Snyder.

It's the season for Galaxies, and this time I've gone for a collision: the Siamese Twins. They're a stunning pair of spiral galaxies and this image is full of detail.

Galaxy of the Month: NGC 2964 in Leo

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

Owen Brazell's decided to take pity on us beginners with a Herschel 400 galaxy in Leo. For those with larger scopes and ambitions there's much of interest nearby.

Object of the Season: NGC 2537 in Lynx

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

This time Wolfgang Steinicke would like your observations of the peculiar “Bear Paw Galaxy” galaxy in Lynx for his Object of the Season column in the Deep-Sky Observer.

Double Stars of the Month: iota Leonis and Pz 3 Velorum

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

A move to Leo for Bob Argyle with a naked eye star that proves to be double in small scopes. Heading south, we have an arc of bright stars in Vela with a number of doubles to enjoy on the way to our target.