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 excellent Willmann-Bell Annals of the Deep Sky Volumes 2–4 available.

Our Annual Meeting

Thank you to everyone that attended our Annual Meeting on Saturday 3 June 2017. It was one of our best attended and most successful in years as a result. We hope you enjoyed yourselves.

The planning for next year will soon be underway, and we'll let you know what we have in store in due course. It would be great to see you all again in 2018.

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: Shapley 1 in Norma

Shapley 1 - Image Courtesy of Rainer Sparenberg, Stefan Binnewies, Volker Robering and Josef Pöpsel: www.capella-observatory.com
This image was provided courtesy of Rainer Sparenberg, Stefan Binnewies, Volker Robering and Josef Pöpsel: www.capella-observatory.com.

Bright summer skies and too many galaxies have caused me to head south into Norma searching for something more to my tastes. The Capella Observatory have just the thing from Namibia.

Galaxy of the Month: NGC 6764 in Cygnus

Image credit: Pan-STARRS1 Surveys (PS1)
Image credit: Image credit: Pan-STARRS1 Surveys (PS1)

Owen has a tricky time providing inspiration during the period without darkness at UK latitudes. He's delivered the goods despite this with the interesting galaxy in on the Cygnus / Draco border.

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: beta Serpentis and DUN 206

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for the double star DUN 206 in Ara
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

Some beautiful double stars both to the north and south for small telescopes from Bob Argyle this month. A little challenge on the side in Serpens and a feast for the eyes in Ara.