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.

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: NGC 1291 in Eridanus

NGC 1291: A bright ring galaxy in Eridanus - Image Courtesy of Steve Crouch
Image credit: Steve Crouch

We start a new year with a bright (relatively) and striking galaxy that's best observed from more tropical latitudes: perfect for a winter vacation. So happy new year to everyone.

Galaxy of the Month: NGC 2289 Group in Gemini

Image credit: Digitized Sky Survey (DSS)
Image credit: Digitized Sky Survey (DSS)

Owen Brazell's still in Gemini for more galactic large scope challenges. This time it's a small and faint galaxy group in the northern reaches of the constellation.

Object of the Season: NGC1333 in Perseus

Image Courtesy of Stefan Binnewies, Volker Wendel and Josef Pöpsel: www.capella-observatory.com
Image credit: Volker Wendel, Stefan Binnewies and Josef Pöpsel of Capella Observatory

Wolfgang Steinicke would like your observations of reflection nebula NGC 1333 for his Object of the Season column in the Deep-Sky Observer.

Double Stars of the Month: S 503 and SHY 185

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for the double star S503 in Taurus
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

We have a couple of seemingly straight forward wide doubles in Orion and Columba to start the new year. But Bob Argyle explains why things aren't as simple as they seem.