Our internationally recognised, precision optical engineering capability, combined with electro-mechanical engineering capability, have been key to our involvement and leading the design and development of optical assemblies and astronomical instrumentation.
Full turn-key service
We provide a full turn-key service for precisely integrating and aligning tightly tolerance optics with mechanical assemblies. We have the testing systems to characterise and measure the performance of the integrated optics. We provide clients with peace of mind and a high level of confidence to deliver high-risk projects.
We have an international extensive track record in developing instrumentation and optical assemblies. We can point to a succession of wide field correctors, prime focus correctors, cameras, and other instruments we have complete for many of the leading observatories around the world.
Thirty Meter Telescope project: manufacture and testing of reference sphere
KiwiStar Optics successfully delivered on a ground-breaking and demanding project to manufacture, polish, and test the largest optical component ever produced in Australasia.
WEAVE project: manufacturing optical components for Europe’s second largest telescope
The KiwiStar Optics team successfully completed a technically challenging, multi-year project to manufacture, polish and test six lenses (up to 1.1m diameter) required for the William Herschel Telescope’s new prime focus corrector.