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  1. Optec - Pyxis SCT short threaded camera mount.

    Optec - Pyxis SCT short threaded camera mount.

    #17648 & #17657 - Pyxis SCT thread mount. Some cameras from Apogee and others use this 2" x 24 TPI thread. This thread also is common for the small MeadeCelestron telescopes, AO-7 and f/6.3 reducer ... Learn More
    Model#: 17648
    $60.00

  2. Optec - 3-" to STL camera mount.

    Optec - 3-" to STL camera mount.

    3-inch STL camera mount bolts directly onto SBIG STL ... Learn More
    Model#: 17806
    $85.00

  3. Optec - 4-Port Instrument Selector with three 2" ports and one 3" port.

    Optec - 4-Port Instrument Selector with three 2" ports and one 3" port.

    Optec's new 4-port Instrument Selector allows the remote observatory user the ability to remotely select any of four instrument packages attached to their telescope.This is Optec's new 4-port instrument selector ... Learn More
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    Model#: 19600
    $2,975.00

  4. Optec - Stromgren y (yellow) filter for SSP-5 with R6358 or R6350 PMT

    Optec - Stromgren y (yellow) filter for SSP-5 with R6358 or R6350 PMT

    Optec - Stromgren y (yellow) filter ... Learn More
    Model#: 17048
    $99.00

  5. Optec - Focus Lynx step driver board for second focuser

    Optec - Focus Lynx step driver board for second focuser

    Add on socketed stepper control driver board for addition of second focuser. Specify focuser to be added. Includes 7 ft. Cat-5e focuser control cable. Factory installation available.

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    Model#: 19533
    $60.00

  6. Optec - CCD Astronomy.

    Optec - CCD Astronomy.

    by Cristian Buil. Extremely thorough discussion of astronomical CCD cameras including tips and techniques for both constructing and using CCD cameras. Topics include operating CCD and image processing algorithms ... Learn More
    Model#: 17335
    $20.00

  7. Optec - TCF-Lynx, 2” Temperature Compensating Focuser with FocusLynx Controller

    Optec - TCF-Lynx, 2” Temperature Compensating Focuser with FocusLynx Controller

    TCF-Lynx focuser with FocusLynx control system includes 2-inch Crayford style focuser, FocusLynx controller, 20-inch long temperature probe, ... Learn More
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    Model#: 19700
    $850.00

  8. Optec - Bessell specification I filter for photometry, Multilayer A/R coated, 5mm thick.

    Optec - Bessell specification I filter for photometry, Multilayer A/R coated, 5mm thick.

    Optec - Bessell specification I filter for photometry ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17449
    $325.00

  9. Optec - QuickSync SV Motor for StellarVue 2.5-inch Focuser

    Optec - QuickSync SV Motor for StellarVue 2.5-inch Focuser

    Optec QuickSync SV Motor for StellarVue 2.5-inch Focuser.

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    Model#: 19778
    $335.00

  10. Optec - 1/2" Extender for OPTEC-2400 dovetail mounts, female to male.

    Optec - 1/2" Extender for OPTEC-2400 dovetail mounts, female to male.

    The #17653 1/2-inch extension spacer mounts directly on to the OPTEC-2400 male dovetail and presents the OPTEC-2400 male dovetail for attachment of any device with an OPTEC-2400 receiver ... Learn More
    Model#: 17653
    $60.00

  11. Optec - 3-" to OPTEC-3600 mount.

    Optec - 3-" to OPTEC-3600 mount.

    3-inch Drawtube Adapter allows multiple 3-inch Optec devices such as ... Learn More
    Model#: 17811
    $85.00

  12. Optec - AP2.7 x 24tpi Extension Tube, 1/2" length.

    Optec - AP2.7 x 24tpi Extension Tube, 1/2" length.

    AP2.7 Extension - 1/2" LengthOverall Height: 0.88"  (22.4mm)Clear Aperture: 2.52" (64mm)Weight: 1.0 oz (30 g)Back-focus Usage: 0.50" (12 ... Learn More
    Model#: 19882
    $30.00

  13. Optec - 10-ft. Serial cable for SSP photometers, DB-9 F/F.

    Optec - 10-ft. Serial cable for SSP photometers, DB-9 F/F.

    The SSP photometer line uses a standard DB9 connector with ... Learn More
    Model#: 17155
    $30.00

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    Optec - Pyxis 3 - inch Camera Field Rotators

    Pyxis  3inch I.D. Second  Generation Camera Field Rotator.

    Pyxis 3inch camera rotator is a massive unit for large telescopes and heavy instrument packages

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    Model#: 17747
    $1,995.00

  15. Optec - IFW Intelligent Filter Wheel Technical Manual, printed and bound

    Optec - IFW Intelligent Filter Wheel Technical Manual, printed and bound

    Complete description of the IFW automatic filter selector system including serial interface and circuit diagrams ... Learn More
    Model#: 17349
    $10.00

  16. Optec - Upgrade TCF-S3i to TCF-S3

    Optec - Upgrade TCF-S3i to TCF-S3

    Upgrade TCF-S3i to TCF-S3 ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17721
    $295.00

  17. Optec - Meade Telescope Mount for 3" Rear Cell Thread, Meade 10", 12" and 14" telescopes.

    Optec - Meade Telescope Mount for 3" Rear Cell Thread, Meade 10", 12" and 14" telescopes.

    The  Meade 3-inch mount screws directly onto the larger 3-inch diameter male thread of the 10"/12"/14" class Schmidt Cassegrain Telescopes ... Learn More
    Model#: 17455
    $75.00

  18. Optec - M90x1mm Female to AP2.7 Female Thread Adapter
  19. Optec - 2-" to 1.25" adapter fits directly into the 2" TCF focuser.

    Optec - 2-" to 1.25" adapter fits directly into the 2" TCF focuser.

    The  2-inch to 1-1/4-inch Standard Adapter is our original secure fit adapter for 1-1/4-inch eyepieces, camera nosepieces, and SSP instrument telescope adapters ... Learn More
    Model#: 17662
    $45.00

  20. 17816

    Optec - 3" to 3" Extender tube. Extends focus range from 1.0 to 3.1 inches - can be cut to size.

    3-inch Adjustable Extender Tube adds anywhere from one to three inches of back-focus to ... Learn More
    Model#: 17816
    $65.00

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Optec, Inc. is located in Lowell, Michigan, just east of the Grand Rapids metropolitan area. For many years now the company has been in the forefront of research and development of astronomical, visibility, and video/CCD microscopy optical instruments for both amateurs and professional alike.

Optec was incorporated in 1979 and is the successor to DOAA Enterprises; a Detroit based company founded by an Oakland University college student, Gerald Persha. Under the leadership of Persha, Optec has grown from a small basement operation to a corporation employing 7 technicians, machinists, and sales staff. Optec's roots are founded strongly in astronomical research instrumentation with products such as the SSP line of solid-state photometers, photomultiplier tube and CCD photometers, the patented TCF- temperature compensated focuser and the recent addition of the Pyxis 3-inch, a high precision camera field rotator for large telescopes.

Optec has a support staff of many diverse and qualified individuals, who take great pride in their accomplishments at the company. 

Optec maintains and uses the Optec Observatory, a small observatory and testing laboratory for Optec's astronomical product line. Using a Meade 10" LX200 telescope and CCD cameras from SBIG. In addition to the Optec SSP single channel photometer line, the Optec Observatory is fully computer controlled with separate control room and observing deck. Recent additions to the observatory now allow remote operations of the telescope, photometer, and CCD camera control software. 

In addition to the astronomical product line, Optec designs and manufactures optical couplers for video/CCD microscopy, atmospheric visibility measuring instruments such as the Model LPV transmissometer and the NGN integrating nephelometer. These unique instruments are used to monitor the air quality in many of the national parks in the USA as part of the Improve Network.