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    Optec - 6-position Filter Wheel for 50mm Square Filters with mounting tabs

    Wheel design allows for up to 6 filters of 50mm square size to be user installed. The 50mm square filters are not available from Optec but are commonly available from other astronomical filter suppliers ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17362
    $345.00

  2. 17361

    Optec - 5-position Filter Wheel for 58mm Square Filters with mounting tabs

    Wheel design allows for up to 5 filters of 58mm square size to be user installed. The 58mm square filters are a new standard from Optec. Wheel can easily be inserted into the filter wheel selector without removing anything from the instrument train ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17361
    $345.00

  3. Optec - IFW 3" Intelligent 3" Filter Selector System.

    Optec - IFW 3" Intelligent 3" Filter Selector System.

    To meet the needs of the ever increasing CCD size used in astro-imaging, ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17360
    $1,295.00

  4. 17357

    Optec - 8-Position Filter Wheel, for 25.4m Filters with Mounting Tabs

    New filter wheel design allows filters to be easily installed and removed with delrin tabs and spacers. Tab and spacer kit #17580 is included ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17357
    $245.00

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    Optec - 5-position Filter Wheel for 50mm diameter filters with mounting tabs

    New filter wheel design allows filters to be easily installed and removed with delrin tabs and spacers. Tab and spacer kit #17581 is included ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17356
    $225.00

  6. 17353

    Optec - 5-position Filter Wheel for 2" diameter filters with mounting tabs

    New filter wheel design allows filters to be easily installed and removed with delrin tabs and spacers. Tab and spacer kit #17584 is included ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17353
    $225.00

  7. Optec - IFW 2" Intelligent Filter Selector System.

    Optec - IFW 2" Intelligent Filter Selector System.

    The IFW is so named because it is capable of storing and recalling filter names ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17350
    $829.00

  8. Optec - #80A Medium Blue, 50mm diam x 2mm thick

    Optec - #80A Medium Blue, 50mm diam x 2mm thick

    Low transmission in the blue and very transparent in ... Learn More
    Model#: 17239
    $30.00

  9. Optec - #47B Blue, 50mm diam x 2mm thick

    Optec - #47B Blue, 50mm diam x 2mm thick

    This filter is used for RGB imaging to pass the blue band ... Learn More
    Model#: 17236
    $30.00

  10. Optec - #23A Light Red,  50mm diam x 2mm thick

    Optec - #23A Light Red, 50mm diam x 2mm thick

    Blocks blue and green light completely, passes light longer than ... Learn More
    Model#: o17235
    $30.00

  11. Optec - #21 Orange, 50mm diam x 2mm thick

    Optec - #21 Orange, 50mm diam x 2mm thick

    Optec - #21 Orange, 50mm diam x 2mm thick ;Blocks blue completely and ... Learn More
    Model#: 17233
    $30.00

  12. Optec - #12 Yellow, 50mm diam x 2mm thick

    Optec - #12 Yellow, 50mm diam x 2mm thick

    Optec - #12 Yellow Wratten filter 50mm x2mm ... Learn More
    Model#: 17232
    $30.00

  13. Optec - #8 Pale Yellow, 50mm diam. x 2mm thick.

    Optec - #8 Pale Yellow, 50mm diam. x 2mm thick.

    Does a better job blocking the violet and UV at the expense of ... Learn More
    Model#: 17231
    $30.00

  14. Optec - IFW-3 Intelligent Filter Wheel LRGB Kit.

    Optec - IFW-3 Intelligent Filter Wheel LRGB Kit.

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    Model#: IFW-3
    $3,100.00

  15. Optec - IFW Intelligent Filter Wheel LRGB Kit.

    Optec - IFW Intelligent Filter Wheel LRGB Kit.

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    Model#: IFW
    $1,600.00

  16. Optec - Astrodon Clear filter with UV blocking, 50mm dia., 2mm thick.

    Optec - Astrodon Clear filter with UV blocking, 50mm dia., 2mm thick.

    Astrodon Photometrics UVBRcIc filters adhere to the Johnson/Cousins designs as ... Learn More
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    Model#: 19436
    $225.00

  17. Optec - Astrodon Ic photometric filter, 50mm diameter, 3mm thick.

    Optec - Astrodon Ic photometric filter, 50mm diameter, 3mm thick.

    Astrodon Photometrics UVBRcIc filters adhere to the Johnson/Cousins designs as ... Learn More
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    Model#: 19435
    $320.00

  18. Optec - Astrodon Rc photometric filter, 50mm diameter, 3mm thick.

    Optec - Astrodon Rc photometric filter, 50mm diameter, 3mm thick.

    Astrodon Photometrics UVBRcIc filters adhere to the Johnson/Cousins designs as ... Learn More
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    Model#: 19434
    $320.00

  19. Optec - Astrodon "I"-series LRBG filter set, 50mm diameter x 3mm thick.

    Optec - Astrodon "I"-series LRBG filter set, 50mm diameter x 3mm thick.

    Astrodon Tru-Balance RGB filters have revolutionized CCD ... Learn More
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    Model#: 19125
    $825.00

  20. Optec - #29 Deep Red, mounted in 48mm threaded cell.

    Optec - #29 Deep Red, mounted in 48mm threaded cell.

    #29 Deep Red - Passes light longer that 610 nm. This filter is a little more effective than the #23A in dakening the sky ... Learn More
    Model#: 17437
    $45.00

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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.