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  1. Optec - FocusLynx FT40 motor for FeatherTouch 3.5-inch focusers

    Optec - FocusLynx FT40 motor for FeatherTouch 3.5-inch focusers

    Because automation is our game, we looked at the problem of adding a motor to an essentially manual focuser.

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    Model#: 19773
    $295.00

  2. Optec - FocusLynx FT30 motor for FeatherTouch 2.5, 2.7 and 3-inch focusers.

    Optec - FocusLynx FT30 motor for FeatherTouch 2.5, 2.7 and 3-inch focusers.

    Because automation is our game, we looked at the problem of adding a motor to an essentially manual focuser.

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    Model#: 19772
    $295.00

  3. Optec FocusLynx FT20 motor for FeatherTouch 2-inch focusers

    Optec - FocusLynx FT20 motor for FeatherTouch 2-inch focusers

    Because automation is our game, we looked at the problem of adding a motor to an essentially manual focuser.

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    Model#: 19771
    $295.00

  4. Optec - Focus Lynx 802.11 Wireless board

    Optec - Focus Lynx 802.11 Wireless board

    Wireless add-on board for Focus Lynx controller. Factory installation available.

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    Model#: 19535
    $145.00

  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 - Focus Lynx Hand Control with Digital Read Out

    Optec - Focus Lynx Hand Control with Digital Read Out

    Optec also offers an optional FocusLynx Hand Controller (19695) that can be plugged into the FocusLynx to allow telescope-side control of each focuser.

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    Model#: 19695
    $189.00

  7. Optec - FocusLynx Focuser Hub

    Optec - FocusLynx Focuser Hub

    The FocusLynx Focuser Hub offers an easy way to simultaneously and independently control up to two Optec or Starlight focusers through a computer, smartphone, or hand control.

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    Model#: 19690
    $295.00

  8. Optec FocusLynx FT20 Motor for FeatherTouch 2-inch Focusers and Focuser Hub

    Optec - FocusLynx FT20 Motor for FeatherTouch 2-inch Focusers and Focuser Hub

    Because automation is our game, we looked at the problem of adding a motor to an essentially manual focuser.

    The FocusLynx Focuser Hub offers an easy way to simultaneously and independently control up to two Optec or Starlight focusers through a computer, smartphone, or hand control.

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    Model#: 19771+19690
    $525.00

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. Optec - Model TCF-S3 3" Temperature Compensating Focuser

    Optec - Model TCF-S3 3" Temperature Compensating Focuser

    Same as 17670 except the focuser is much more massive and capable of handling instrument loads up to 25 pounds. Recommended for observatory class telescopes with large field diameters ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17677
    $1,799.00

  18. Optec Model TCF-S3i, 3" Integrated Temperature Compensating Focuser

    Optec - Model TCF-S3i, 3" Integrated Temperature Compensating Focuser.

    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#: 17676
    $1,595.00

  19. Optec - Model TCF-S, 2" Temperature Compensating Focuser.

    Optec - Model TCF-S, 2" Temperature Compensating Focuser.

    Mechanically, the TCF-S is a robust Crayford style motorized focuser with high repeatability, ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17670
    $829.00

  20. Optec Model TCF-Si Integrated Temperature Compensating Focuser

    Optec - Model TCF-Si Integrated Temperature Compensating Focuser

    Optec has created integrated variants of their main line of focusers: ... Learn More
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    (48 States)
    Model#: 17668
    $695.00

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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.