1 September 2023: A new Nebula, Cluster, Galaxy, Double Stars and Picture of the Month. Scroll down to take a look.

5 August 2023: DSSC 31 is available to download.

24 May 2023: Observation of supernova SN2023ixf in Messier 101 by David Davies.

19 May 2023: Issue 191 of The Deep-Sky Observer (DSO) is now available for subscribers to download

Our Annual Meeting

Well I enjoyed our Annual Meeting for 2023 and I hope everyone who attended did too, thank you for coming along.

Also a big thank you to everyone that helped make it such a good event.

So the wait begins. We'll be back soon with a 2024 date for your calendars…

Our Publications

The Webb Deep-Sky Society has a wide range of publications on offer.

You can grab a free PDF copies of Faith Jordan's 'An Introduction to Deep-Sky Observing' and Miles Paul's Atlas of Galaxy Trios from amongst our free publications.

With kind permission of Kent Wallace, we can now offer our own reprint of his titanic work Visual Observations of Planetary Nebulae. Kent sold out of his own print run some time ago, so don't wait too long.

Mike Swan's excellent Atlas of Open Star Clusters is now available as a single spiral-bound volume. This has a few additions over his earlier volumes 1 and 2, which as still available.

Owen has a new book out based on his long running Galaxy of the Month column. He's added new information and updated his older work. It also contains detailed finder charts.

Issue 191 of The Deep-Sky Observer (DSO) is now available.

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.

Perhaps you'd like to join our groups.io mailing group? Access is limited to members, but you're all welcome.

Picture of the Month: NGC 7331 in Pegasus

Galaxy NGC 7331 in Pegasus courtesy of David Davies
Image credit: David Davies

An image of one of my favourite galaxies this month. I think this group is a terrific target for both astro-photography and visual observation, and it's accessible for small scopes.

Galaxy of the Month: NGC 7603 in Picses

This image of NGC 7603 was provided by Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)
Image credit: Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)

A tricky galaxy to observe from Owen this September. This one is going to need a large aperture and some concentration to pick out any detail, so consider it a challenge.

Nebula and Cluster of the Month: NGC 7538

An image of NGC 7538 in Cepheus provided by Stefan Binnewies and Josef Pöpsel (Capella Observatory)
Image credit: Capella Observatory

A single object from Patrick this month, but one worth seeking out high in the northern sky. A star-forming region hiding some surprises.

Double Stars of the Month: H N 11 and HWE 91

Thumbnail image of a finder chart for the double star H N 11 in Pegasus
Image credit: created with Cartes du Ciel

Bob has an easy double in Pegasus for those in the north, but our southern observers will have a much harder time with his very uneven pairs in Piscis Austrinus.

Object of the Season: Planetary Nebula M 57 in Lyra

Planetary Nebula M 57 in Lyra - Credit: The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI/NASA)
Image credit: The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI/NASA)

Wolfgang Steinicke would appreciate your observations of M 57 in Lyra for his Object of the Season column in the Deep-Sky Observer.

The Deep-Sky Observer

The cover of The Deep-Sky Observer 184

Profusely illustrated, The Deep-Sky Observer is printed on art paper. Its magazine format encourages all amateurs to make a contribution to the Society's work.

Double Star Section Circulars

The contents page of Double Star Section Circular 28

Double Star Section Circulars (DSSC) feature the latest techniques and measurements from double star observers around the World. They are available as PDFs for free download.


M61 in Virgo by David Davies
M61 in Virgo by David Davies

Some observations and images provided by amateur astronomers around the globe. We're happy to receive your images, sketches and observations of the deep-sky made in pursuit of your projects.