Telescope optics are increasingly becoming a world consumed with larger aperture, fast optics and pushing the limits of today’s optical capabilities.
And telescope optics and just how far they can be taken is the subject of the latest SkyWatcher USA “What’s Up?” Webcast which offers an ongoing opportunity to learn more about what’s happening in the world of telescope technology.
What’s Up? is a live webcast held every Friday from 10am to 11am Pacific on the Sky-Watcher USA YouTube channel. Each week they take a dive into a new astronomical topic: gear, visual & imaging techniques, interviews and more.
This week on the What’s Up? Webcast they sit down with master optician Michael Lockwood of Lockwood Custom Optics. Mike started the company in 2006 to supply quality optics to amateur and professional astronomers, telescope builders, scientists, researchers, and industry. He can provide mirrors up to ~32″ in diameter from high-quality, precision annealed, monolithic borosilicate glass up to 2.1″ in thickness can produce slightly thinner borosilicate mirrors up to just over 40″ in diameter.
What’s Up? webcasts are free by tuning into the Sky-Watcher USA YouTube channel. Can’t watch it live? That’s OK, all webcasts can be watched whenever you like by visiting the YouTube channel.
So if you are stuck at home looking for something to do or want to learn more about the latest in astronomy equipment, techniques and more then check the What’s Up? webcasts.
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