May Skies for astronomy will be the subject this week on the SkyWatcher USA What’s Up? Webcast. In this episode the SkyWatcher Team checks out the night skies of May from the full moon, comets, meteor showers to a selection of deep sky targets to image and observe.
The Sky-Watcher What’s Up? Webcast is a live webcast held every Friday from 10am to 11am Pacific on the Sky-Watcher USA YouTube channel. Each week they discuss new astronomical topic including gear, visual and imaging techniques, interviews and more.
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.
For example, as part of the library of previous What’s Up? Webcasts you will find an episode where they sat down with master optician Michael Lockwood of Lockwood Custom Optics to talk about telescope optics and just how far they can be taken 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.
So if are planning to do some viewing this month, check out Sky-Watcher’s review of what to see in the February skies. And 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 out the past What’s Up? webcasts.
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