Dr David Beach


Kiwistar - Dr David Beach

The KiwiStar system was a new type of ultra-fast camera lens with high resolution, broad spectral bandpass and high scalability (100mm to greater than 2 meters), which has no low-order aberrations. In terms you and I can understand, it's a very high quality lens that can take crystal clear pictures over a long distance in low light - the best ever telescopic camera lens.

Kiwistar had applications in many areas, from astronomy to surveillance - the Kiwistar lens could photograph a car numberplate from a kilometre away at night, making it an ideal tool for police and the military. The nuclear facility at Los Alamos in the USA immediately bought one to make images of a core of a nuclear weapon.