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  1. Optec Lepus 6.2 Telecompressor

    Optec - Lepus 6.2 Telecompressor

    The Lepus 0.62X is a new 4-element telecompressor available from Optec that has been specifically designed to work with newer Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes such as the Meade ACF or the Celestron EdgeHD optical tube assemblies.

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    Model#: 19407
    $199.00

  2. Optec Alnitak Flat-Man XL Flat Fielder Panel - 18" x 18"

    Optec - Alnitak Flat-Man XL Flat Fielder Panel - 18" x 18"

    The Flat-Man XL is Optec's stationary observatory model electroluminescent panel that will accommodate telescopes up to 30" in diameter.

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    Model#: 19062
    $1,280.00

  3. Optec Pyxis LE Camera Field Rotator

    Optec - Pyxis LE Camera Field Rotator

    The Optec Pyxis LE is a low profile, low weight, and flexible Camera Field Rotator with standard mechanical interfaces for simplicity of connectivity. Based upon the outline by Ted Agos of the Acorn Hollow Observatory, the Pyxis LE is the the thinnest camera field rotator available!

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    Model#: 19630
    $695.00

  4. 17462

    Optec - JMI MotoFocus Mounting Ring for JMI NGF-S motorized focuser.

    The mounting ring screws into the large, coarse thread on ... Learn More
    Model#: 17462
    $60.00

  5. 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

  6. Optec - Pyxis C-thread camera mount.

    Optec - Pyxis C-thread camera mount.

    #17649 - Pyxis C-thread mount. Most video cameras use the 1" x 32 TPI thread standard. This adapter will allow the use of the NextGEN (0.33X and 0 ... Learn More
    Model#: 17649
    $60.00

  7. Optec - T-thread to Nikon adapter

    Optec - T-thread to Nikon adapter

    #17650 - T-thread to Nikon adapter. Allows the popular Nikon digital cameras to attach to the #17646 Pyxis T-thread camera mount ... Learn More
    Model#: 17650
    $60.00

  8. Optec - Extender tube, 16mm length (OPTEC-2300 male dovetail to OPTEC-2300 female receiver).

    Optec - Extender tube, 16mm length (OPTEC-2300 male dovetail to OPTEC-2300 female receiver).

    #17654 - Pyxis extender tube, 16mm. The extender tube moves the camera away from the Pyxis by 16 mm. Mounts between the camera mount and Pyxis ... Learn More
    Model#: 17654
    $45.00

  9. Optec - Pyxis SCT long threaded mount

    Optec - Pyxis SCT long threaded 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#: 17657
    $60.00

  10. 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

  11. Optec - Next Generation Corrector 3-" f/7.5 Telecompressor Kit.

    Optec - Next Generation Corrector 3-" f/7.5 Telecompressor Kit.

    Optec has developed the NGC 316 corrector, the first in our series of 3" telecompressors. We designed this corrector specifically for the classic Meade 16" Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope ... Learn More
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    Model#: NGC_316
    $1,250.00

  12. Optec - NextGEN MAXfield 0.33X Telecompressor Kit.

    Optec - NextGEN MAXfield 0.33X Telecompressor Kit.

    The Optec NGM (Next Generation MaxField) telecompressor increases the effective speed of the Meade and Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes from f/10 to f/3.3 ... Learn More
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    Model#: NGM
    $300.00

  13. Optec - NextGEN UltraWidefield 0.7X Parfocal Telecompressor Kit.

    Optec - NextGEN UltraWidefield 0.7X Parfocal Telecompressor Kit.

    This telecompressor was designed specifically for systems with well corrected optics and flat fields such as can be obtained from apochromatic refractors and the new coma free and correctly named LX400-ACF telescopes ... Learn More
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    Model#: NGUW
    $325.00

  14. Optec - NextGEN WideField 0.5X Telecompressor Kit.

    Optec - NextGEN WideField 0.5X Telecompressor Kit.

    The Optec NGW (Next Generation WideField) telecompressor increases the effective speed of the Meade and Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes from f/10 to f/5 ... Learn More
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    Model#: NGW
    $325.00

  15. Optec - Pyxis Pentax camera mount.

    Optec - Pyxis Pentax camera mount.

    #17647 Pyxis Pentax camera mount. A few CCD cameras still use this thread standard for mounting. Not very popular at this time ... Learn More
    Model#: 17647
    $60.00

  16. Optec - Pyxis T-thread camera mount.

    Optec - Pyxis T-thread camera mount.

    #17646 - Pyxis T-thread camera mount. Most CCD cameras used in astronomy use this type of threaded mount. This adapter allows use of the NextGEN (0.33X and 0.50X only) reducers to work with most SBIG cameras without the CFW wheel ... Learn More
    Model#: 17646
    $60.00

  17. 17464

    Optec - ST-1001E Mounting Ring for SBIG ST-1001E CCD camera. (OBSOLETE only a few units left)

    The mounting ring screws into the large, coarse thread on ... Learn More
    Model#: 17463
    $60.00

  18. Optec - SCT Threaded Mounting Ring with male 2" short thread. Intended for some Apogee cameras

    Optec - SCT Threaded Mounting Ring with male 2" short thread. Intended for some Apogee cameras

    The mounting ring screws into the large, coarse thread on the back of ... Learn More
    Model#: 17464
    $60.00

  19. 17465

    Optec - T-Thread Mounting Ring with 42mm T-thread for direct camera coupling.

    This 42mm T-Thread mount allows IFW and ... Learn More
    Model#: 17465
    $60.00

  20. 17466

    Optec - C-mount Mounting Ring for C-mount cameras.

    Optec - C-mount Mounting Ring for ... Learn More
    Model#: 17466
    $60.00

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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.