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.
Revealing the wonders of deep space
More great work occurring between KiwiStar Optics and the Measurement Standards Laboratory of New Zealand (MSL) – New Zealand’s national metrology institute, all under one roof at Callaghan Innovation.
Over the MOON …
As a team we are over the moon about winning the design, manufacture and delivery of two collimator mirrors that form part of the spectrograph sub-systems.
Kiwi optics for a giant scope
A New Zealand company that specialises in high-tech optics is taking on the world. Earlier this year KiwiStar Optics produced one of the world’s largest astronomical lenses.
KiwiStar Weaves Large Lenses for the William Herschel Telescope
The Kiwi Star Optics Team is proud to be near the end of the successful multi-year project to manufacture optical components for WEAVE.
More VISTA: 4MOST WFC and ADC
We have proudly commenced the 4MOST Optical Lens Fabrication Wide Field Corrector and Atmospheric Dispersion Corrector project.
Maroon-X for the Gemini Observatory
MAROON-X is a red-optical, high precision radial velocity spectrograph currently nearing completion and undergoing extensive performance testing at the University of Chicago.
Press Release: Astronomical astronomy
One of the world’s largest astronomical lenses has been made in New Zealand. It will help power a telescope in the Canary Islands surveying over 10,000,000 heavenly objects.
Adding a Red Camera
In 2017 KiwiStar Optics successfully delivered and installed the KiwiSpec R4-100 spectrograph. This Spectrograph forms the core of MAROON-X.