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  1. Optec - VSI SideWinder 2.9-" dovetail mount to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter.

    Optec - VSI SideWinder 2.9-" dovetail mount to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter.

    The VanSlyke SideWinder has a 2.9-inch diameter dovetail receiver.   Our #17821 mount is a male 2.9" dovetail to our larger 3.6" dovetail for attaching any device with an OPTEC-3600 receiver.Overall Height: 0.69" (17 ... Learn More
    Model#: 17821
    $95.00

  2. Optec - Vixen VMC260 telescope mount to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter.

    Optec - Vixen VMC260 telescope mount to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter.

    The Vixen VMC mount screws directly into the fine 65mm male thread of the Vixen VMC Telescopes including the VMC260.  This mount presents the OPTEC-3600 dovetail for attachment of any device with an OPTEC-3600 receiver.Overall Height: 0 ... Learn More
    Model#: 17819
    $95.00

  3. Optec - USB to Serial Converter 4-Port.

    Optec - USB to Serial Converter 4-Port.

    4-Port USB to Serial Converter adapts the SSP serial output to a USB 2.0 interface. Four seperate COM ports allow all of the Optec instruments to interface to a single USB port ... Learn More
    Model#: 17691
    $175.00

  4. Optec - USB to Serial Converter 1-Port.

    Optec - USB to Serial Converter 1-Port.

    USB to Serial Converter adapts the SSP serial output to a USB 2.0 interface. Single port converter.IMPORTANT: Not all USB-to-Serial converters are compatible with Optec software ... Learn More
    Model#: 17690
    $30.00

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  6. Optec - Ultra-Wedge for the Meade 16" LX-200

    Optec - Ultra-Wedge for the Meade 16" LX-200

    Optec designed equatorial wedge using 5/8” aluminum plate. Ultra-Wedge for Meade 16” LX200/R/RCX400 telescopes, target latitude specified by customer. Ultra-Wedge includes custom base plate fabricated to match customer supplied hole pattern ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17995
    $1,995.00

  7. Optec - TMB 4.3-" Thread Mount to OPTEC-3600 Dovetail Adapter.

    Optec - TMB 4.3-" Thread Mount to OPTEC-3600 Dovetail Adapter.

    The TMB 4.3-inch mount screws directly into the large 4.3" receiver of the TMB apochromats including the TMB-130.  This mount presents the OPTEC-3600 dovetail for attachment of any device with an OPTEC-3600 receiver ... Learn More
    Model#: 17814
    $95.00

  8. Optec - Televue NP127is to OPTEC-3600 Dovetail Adapter. Fits 3.75"X24tpi Male Threads on OTA

    Optec - Televue NP127is to OPTEC-3600 Dovetail Adapter. Fits 3.75"X24tpi Male Threads on OTA

    Optec Televue NP127is to OPTEC-3600 Dovetail Adapter. Fits 3.75"X24tpi Male Threads on OTA

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    Model#: 19811
    $95.00

  9. Optec - TeleVue 3" male threaded mount for NP101 to OPTEC-2400 dovetail adapter.

    Optec - TeleVue 3" male threaded mount for NP101 to OPTEC-2400 dovetail adapter.

    The #17652 Televue 3-inch mount screws directly onto the NP101 male thread and presents the OPTEC-2400 dovetail for attachment of any device with an OPTEC-2400 receiver.Outside Diameter: 3.45" (87.6mm)Overall Height: 0.89" (22 ... Learn More
    Model#: 17652
    $95.00

  10. Optec - TCFS-3i 3" Integrated Temperature Compensating Focuser Kit.

    Optec - TCFS-3i 3" Integrated Temperature Compensating Focuser Kit.

    The TCF-S has a new big brother - the TCF-S3. This 5 pound focuser has all the same features of the TCF-S but is just bigger and stronger ... Learn More
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    Model#: TCF-S3i
    $1,795.00

  11. Optec - TCF-Si Integrated Temperature Compensating Focuser Kit.

    Optec - TCF-Si Integrated Temperature Compensating Focuser Kit.

    Heavy-duty Crayford style 2" focuser Compensates for focal shift due to temperature Supports instruments up to 10 pounds Easy to use control box Use with or without a PC 4-digit readout for position Simple Learn procedure for determin ... Learn More
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    Model#: TCF-Si
    $795.00

  12. Optec - TCF-S Temperature Compensating Focuser Kit.

    Optec - TCF-S Temperature Compensating Focuser Kit.

    Heavy-duty Crayford style 2" focuser Compensates for focal shift due to temperature Supports instruments up to 10 pounds Easy to use control box Use with or without a PC 4-digit readout for position Simple Learn procedure for determing ... Learn More
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    Model#: TCF-S
    $1,000.00

  13. Optec - TCF-S Technical Manual, printed and bound

    Optec - TCF-S Technical Manual, printed and bound

    Complete description of the TCF-S temperature compensating focuser with serial interface protocol, circuit diagrams, and theory of operation ... Learn More
    Model#: 17339
    $10.00

  14. Optec - TCF-S 3" Temperature Compensating Focuser Kit.

    Optec - TCF-S 3" Temperature Compensating Focuser Kit.

    The TCF-S has a new big brother - the TCF-S3. This 5 pound focuser has all the same features of the TCF-S but is just bigger and stronger ... Learn More
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    Model#: TCF-S3
    $2,000.00

  15. Optec - TCF-Lynx3, 3” Temperature Compensating Focuser with FocusLynx Controller

    Optec - TCF-Lynx3, 3” Temperature Compensating Focuser with FocusLynx Controller

    TCF-Lynx3 focuser with FocusLynx control system includes 3-inch Crayford style focuser, FocusLynx controller, 20-inch long temperature probe, power supply, 7-ft. Cat-5e cable and ... Learn More
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    Model#: 19706
    $1,795.00

  16. Optec - TCF-Lynx3 [NC], 3” Temperature Compensating Focuser

    Optec - TCF-Lynx3 [NC], 3” Temperature Compensating Focuser

    TCF-Lynx3 focuser for use with FocusLynx control system. Includes 3-inch Crayford style focuser, 20-inch long temperature probe, power supply, 7-ft. Cat-5e cable for ... Learn More
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    Model#: 19707
    $1,495.00

  17. 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

  18. Optec - TCF-Lynx [NC]. 2” Temperature Compensating Focuser

    Optec - TCF-Lynx [NC]. 2” Temperature Compensating Focuser

    TCF-Lynx 2-inch Crayford style focuser without controller. Configured for use with Focus Lynx Control Hub as second focuser. Includes 20-inch temperature probe and ... Learn More
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    Model#: 19701
    $595.00

  19. Optec - Takahashi M98x1mm to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter

    Optec - Takahashi M98x1mm to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter

    Takahashi M98x1mm to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter ... Learn More
    Model#: 19807
    $95.00

  20. Optec - Takahashi M125x1mm to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter

    Optec - Takahashi M125x1mm to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter

    Takahashi M125x1mm to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter. ... Learn More
    Model#: 19809
    $95.00

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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.