STAR INSTRUMENTS was established by Paul Jones
in 1976 in Irvine, California, and relocated to Flagstaff,
Arizona, in 1980. In April, 2006, the company was relocated
to a new facility in Newnan, Georgia. Customers include
manufacturers of quality tube assemblies and complete
telescopes, universities, government agencies including
NASA, aerospace companies and discriminating amateur
astronomers throughout the world.
STAR INSTRUMENTS manufactures professional-quality
custom optics, specializing in Ritchey-Chretien optical
systems. Additionally, we design, fabricate and perform
testing of custom optical systems including Classical
Cassegrain, ultraviolet, visual and infrared applications
as well as mirrors and lens systems. Professional series optical systems
are manufactured using AstroSitall or upon customer
request, special order materials such as Zerodur, Fused
Silica or ULE.
STAR INSTRUMENTS provides direct telephone
optical design services between the customer and actual
optician. We pride ourselves in the design and fabrication
of optics in our own facility with the attention to
detail and reasonable delivery times. All optics are
tested by autocollimation.