The Webb Deep-Sky Society


Reverend T. W. Webb












The Reverend Thomas William Webb, "the father of amateur astronomy,". lived from 1806 to 1885. In his time he established a reputation through the observations listed in his notebooks, models of neatness and thoroughness, as a remarkably patient, and fastidious observer.

Amongst his achievements are the data and sturdy Victorian prose of the two volume Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes, and his discovery of many red stars for Birmingham's catalogue.

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