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  1. 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

  2. Optec - SSP-5 Generation 2 Technical Manual, printed and bound

    Optec - SSP-5 Generation 2 Technical Manual, printed and bound

    Contains complete description of the SSP-5 photometer, Johnson and Strmgren filters, SSP-5A option, and accessories. Many diagrams and tables ... Learn More
    Model#: 17345
    $10.00

  3. Optec - SSPDataq2 photometer control, data acquisition and data reduction package for UBVRI

    Optec - SSPDataq2 photometer control, data acquisition and data reduction package for UBVRI

    This software program is an expansion of the freeware SSPDataq available with the SSP photometers or from our software download site. Program supports UBVRI data acquisition and complete data reduction ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17030
    $295.00

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Optec - SSP-3 Generation 2 Technical Manual, printed and bound

    Optec - SSP-3 Generation 2 Technical Manual, printed and bound

    Contains complete description of the SSP-3 photometer, Johnson and Wing filters, SSP-3A option, and accessories. Many diagrams and tables ... Learn More
    Model#: 17340
    $10.00

  7. Optec - SSP-4 Technical Manual, printed and bound

    Optec - SSP-4 Technical Manual, printed and bound

    Contains complete description of the theory and operation of the SSP-4 infrared photometer including circuit diagrams and detector details ... Learn More
    Model#: 17344
    $10.00

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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.