KiwiStar Optics has crafted some of the Earth’s biggest telescope lenses.
We draw on our heritage of over 50-years to deliver the best, on time and on budget. We design, manufacture, and install lenses, optical assemblies, and instruments. Our speciality is customised lenses from 0.25 m to over 1 m in diameter in a wide range of optical glass types. We can work with the largest possible blank sizes.
KiwiStar designs and manufactures a wide selection of optical components, imaging systems, and opto-mechanical assemblies.
We make high quality mirrors, prisms, filters, cameras, image slicers, and turnkey components for spectrographs, telescopes, and other instrumentation.
Our reputation as a global leader in precision optics is built on consistent excellence and innovation. Our scientists, engineers and master opticians draw on decades of experience and a love of what they do.
Our Dedication to Precision Optics
KiwiStar Optics successfully delivered on a ground-breaking and demanding project to manufacture, polish, and test the largest optical component ever produced in Australasia.
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.