Digital-SF Observatory

We are a private observatory, located East of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State. Our location is a compromise between dark skies, and ease of access; 15 miles from the nearest city lights, but only two hours away from Seattle and the Puget Sound. Since 2023, the observatory has been configured for remote operation. (With the assistance of our neighbor, Thundercreek Observatory.)

Most of our efforts are dedicated to the observation of Cataclysmic Variables (CVs), taking time series photometric (V & CV) observations. When conditions allow, we also take time series spectrographic observations of brighter CVs.  And on occasion, we attempt to observe and monitor eclipsing exoplanets by photometric evaluation of the parent star.

We also do the occasional comet hunt and observations of emission nebula.

Research Links:

American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) 

Center for Backyard Astrophysics (CBA)

Contact Information :

Alan A. Bédard

Digital-SF Observatory, 2024