Welcome to Hubble Optics

We are a leading manufacturer of high-precision lightweight optics and complete
opto-mechanical systems.

With our ground-breaking technology, state of the art equipment and years of R&D
experience, we offer you our exclusive lightweight sandwich mirrors with superior
performance at a very competitive price.

Our Lightweight Sandwich Mirror Features:
Since our establishment in 2003, we have become the leading supplier of
lightweight optics and systems. Thousands of our lightweight sandwich mirrors
and systems have been delivered to prestigious customers such as NASA, US
Army, Princeton University, Stanford University, California State Polytechnic
University and other Universities, Government Agencies, Commercial
Customers, Private Research Institutions, and Individual Customers around
the world.

NICER launched on June 3 , 2017,  by Space X Falcon 9 CRS-11  

  • Thermal optimized open core and dynamically stable closed back design
  • Rapid thermal response: cools down about 10  times faster than a regular mirror
    of equal thickness
  • Bubble free face plate
  • Simple flotation mounting
  • Lighter than solid mirrors
  • Outperforms both conventional solid and closed cell lightweight mirrors in terms
    of image quality especially in outdoor environments
  • Cost competitive and unprecedented price/performance ratio
The 40" Hubble Sandwich Mirror delivered for the NASA NICER Mission
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"A primitive solar system object that’s more than four billion miles (6.5 billion
kilometers) away passed in front of a distant star as seen from Earth. Just before
midnight Eastern Time Sunday (12:50 a.m. local time July 17), several telescopes
deployed by the New Horizons team in a remote part of Argentina were in precisely
the right place at the right time to catch its fleeting shadow — an event that’s known
as an occultation"

“So far we have five confirmed occultations,” said Marc Buie of the Southwest
Research Institute (SwRI) in Boulder, Colorado. Buie led a team of more than 60
observers who battled high winds and cold to set up a “picket fence” of 24 mobile
telescopes in a remote region of Chubut and Santa Cruz, Argentina.  

“This effort, spanning six months, three spacecraft, 24 portable ground-based
telescopes, and NASA’s SOFIA airborne observatory was the most challenging stellar
occultation in the history of astronomy, but we did it!” said Alan Stern, New Horizons
principal investigator from SwRI. “We spied the shape and size of 2014 MU69 for the
first time, a Kuiper Belt scientific treasure we will explore just over 17 months from
now. Thanks to this success we can now plan the upcoming flyby with much more

"The telescope (Hubble UL24)  performed quite well again in Argentina for the MU69
campaign there.  Conditions were fairly poor with quite high winds which are typical of
the area", said Matthew Nelson of the Astronomy Department, University of Virginia.
"The 24" (UL24) handled the winds fairly well with the exception of some extremely
strong gusts that hit the telescope directly. The combination of the 24" (UL24) and
PCO camera is excellent for occultation work.  This setup easily outperforms any
other portable occultation setups I know of.  It is no worse, or easier, to setup than a
14" Meade or Celestron telescope, and packs in most pickup trucks or SUV's"
Matthew Nelson (left) and colleague in the mission near DeAar
South Africa, June 3, 2017
The MU69 occultation captured with Hubble UL24 and PCO Edge4.2 Gold
sCMOS camera on June 3 near DeAar South Africa. Credit, Matthew Nelson,
the NASA New Horizons team member from Astronomy Department, University
of Virginia
Here are some excellent Sky&Telescopes articles by Kelly Beatty on this exciting
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