SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation

Heraeus Conamic - Fused silica for Next Generation Astronomical Challenges​

Discover our products and solutions at SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2024.

When: June 16 - 21, 2024
Where: Booth #334, Pacifico Yokohama | Yokohama, Japan

Heraeus Conamic is an official SPIE Corporate Member

Through the decades, Heraeus Conamic has earned a reputation of expertise and reliability. With this experience, we develop optimal photonic solutions. Talk to our experts on site to discuss your company's needs and the challenges you have.

Heraeus Conamic Products in Space and Astronomy

Moons - Instrument for the Very Large Telescope

In the middle of the Atacama Desert in Chile stands one of the most important facilities for astronomical observations – the Paranal Observatory. The "Very Large Telescope" set up there is the most advanced optical observatory in the world.

3D Rendering of a large telescope in a housing

Plato - Planetary Transits and Oscillations of Stars

This space telescope is currently under development by ESA and scheduled to launch in 2026. PLATO will search for planetary transits across up to one million stars to discover and characterize earth-like extrasolar planets in the habitable zone around sun-like stars. Another objective is to study stellar oscillations or seismic activity in stars to measure their masses, age, and evolution.

To protect the sensitive infra-red imaging optics and electronics in the harsh radiation environment in space, Heraeus Conamic supports the PLATO mission with radiation hardened Suprasil 312 high-purity fused silica windows.

Artistic rendering of PLATO space telescope

Download our presentation and paper from SPIE now!

Feel free to access and download the presentation and paper from our experts on ‘Optimized fused silica used in new astronomical applications’ directly from the SPIE website if you are interested in this topic.


  • Brochure: Data and Properties Optics Fused Silica