First Peruvian binoculars

Guillermo E. Baldwin, Franco Gonzales, C. Perez López

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In Peru, as in almost all Latin America, precision optical industry is almost null. One reason is the scarcity of human and technological resources. But, a few years ago, a masters and diploma university program in optical engineering was started in our university: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú1 (PUCP) in Lima. Also, an optical shop on precision optics was implemented. Some students were trained at CIO in Leon, Mexico. In order to motivate optical business startups in Peru we planned to show some possibilities of optical devices fabrication trough doing prototypes. So, we started doing a small reflective telescope for moon observation2, 3, where mirror and ocular polishing and opto-mechanics had priority. Aluminum evaporation was included. Now, we do a new step developing a binocular, as we know, it never was made before in Peru. This work includes the binocular geometric optics and opto-mechanical designs, the ocular manufacturing, and the binocular characterization of an 8x35 binocular for amateur observation.
Idioma originalEspañol
Título de la publicación alojadaProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EstadoPublicada - 1 ene. 2017
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