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  1. Optec - NextGEN MAXfield NGM 0.33X Telecompressor Lens

    Optec - NextGEN MAXfield NGM 0.33X Telecompressor Lens

    Second generation MAXfield telecompressor design with 0.33X reduction. Complete redesign of Optec’s premier f/3.3 reducer provides better color correction and a longer back-focus distance. Now compatible with SBIG’S CFW-8 color wheel. Stk ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17403
    $250.00

  2. Optec - NextGEN WideField NGW 0.5X Telecompressor Lens

    Optec - NextGEN WideField NGW 0.5X Telecompressor Lens

    Second generation WideField telecompressor design with 0.5X reduction. Re-design of Optec’s WideField reducer provides improved color correction and longer back-focus. Provides unvignetted field approx. 18mm in diameter ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17406
    $295.00

  3. Optec - NextGEN Ultra WideField 0.7XL Telecompressor Lens

    Optec - NextGEN Ultra WideField 0.7XL Telecompressor Lens

    New parfocal 0.7X reduction telecompressor specifically designed to work with Apochromat designs such as the Takahashi FS-series, Astrophysics’, and other high-end refractors ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17409
    $295.00

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Optec - Hamamatsu R6358 Multialkali PMT with extended red response (185 to 830 nm)

    Optec - Hamamatsu R6358 Multialkali PMT with extended red response (185 to 830 nm)

    Optec has been making the SSP-5 and 5a high-precision stellar photoelectric photometer for nearly 20 years. 

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    Model#: 17017
    $895.00

  10. Optec - Pyxis 2-" Camera Field Rotator Kit.

    Optec - Pyxis 2-" Camera Field Rotator Kit.

    The Pyxis camera rotator was especially designed with the guiding chip of the SBIG ST-x CCD cameras in mind ... Learn More
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    Model#: Pyxis
    $995.00

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Optec - NGC 316 NextGEN 3" Corrector/Reducer 0.75X Lens

    Optec - NGC 316 NextGEN 3" Corrector/Reducer 0.75X Lens

    3” diameter telecompressor / corrector specifically designed for large, classical Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes, especially the Meade LX200 16” ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17480
    $1,250.00

  14. Optec - Model SSP-3 Solid State Stellar Photometer, Generation 2.

    Optec - Model SSP-3 Solid State Stellar Photometer, Generation 2.

    Includes: 1¼” telescope coupler, 1 mm diameter photodiode with 1 mm field aperture mounted, 9V rechargeable battery, 12 VDC power supply/charger for 100-240 VAC, serial data/control I/O, and Install CD with SSPDataq for B V photometry ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17003
    $1,295.00

  15. 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

  16. 17005

    Optec - Model SSP-3A Automated Solid-State Stellar Photometer, Generation 2.

    Includes: 1¼” telescope coupler, 1 mm diameter photodiode with 1 mm field aperture mounted, filter slider stepper motor, 12 VDC power supply for 100-240 VAC, serial data/control I/O and Install CD with SSPDataq for B V photometry ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17005
    $1,495.00

  17. Optec - SSP-3 B-V Photometer Kit

    Optec - SSP-3 B-V Photometer Kit

    The SSP-3 Photometer is the central part of a complete stellar magnitude measurement system. A complete set of precision filters, data acquisition interfaces, detector size and adapter options are available to fit any need ... Learn More
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    Model#: SSP-3
    $1,525.00

  18. Optec - IFW Intelligent Filter Wheel LRGB Kit.

    Optec - IFW Intelligent Filter Wheel LRGB Kit.

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    Model#: IFW
    $1,600.00

  19. 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

  20. 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

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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.