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  1. Optec - QuickSync FSQ Motor for Takahashi FSQ106ED Native Focuser

    Optec - QuickSync FSQ Motor for Takahashi FSQ106ED Native Focuser

    Optec - QuickSync FSQ Motor for Takahashi FSQ106ED Native Focuser

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    Model#: 19765
    $355.00

  2. 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

  3. Optec - Pyxis STL camera mount with OPTEC-2300 male dovetail.

    Optec - Pyxis STL camera mount with OPTEC-2300 male dovetail.

    #17644 - Pyxis STL camera mount. The SBIG STL camera is one of the largest cameras that can be attached to the Pyxis ... Learn More
    Model#: 17644
    $59.00

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Optec - Pyxis QSI Camera Mount.

    Optec - Pyxis QSI Camera Mount.

    The QSI 4-Bolt mount attaches directly to QSI camera systems and ... Learn More
    Model#: 17643
    $60.00

  7. 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

  8. Optec - Pyxis LE Retainer Kit for f/6.3 SCT Telecompressors

    Optec - Pyxis LE Retainer Kit for f/6.3 SCT Telecompressors

    Pyxis LE Retainer Kit for f/6.3 SCT telecompressors and other 43mm optics ... Learn More
    Model#: 19631
    $65.00

  9. 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

  10. Optec - Pyxis 3-inch Gen2 Camera Field Rotator with Female DSI 3.5x24tpi Threaded Receiver

    Optec - Pyxis 3-inch Gen2 Camera Field Rotator with Female DSI 3.5x24tpi Threaded Receiver

    Second Generation Pyxis 3-inch camera rotator is a massive unit for large telescopes and heavy instrument packages.

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    Model#: 17748
    $1,995.00

  11. Optec - Pyxis 3-" Camera Field Rotator Kit.

    Optec - Pyxis 3-" Camera Field Rotator Kit.

    he NEW Pyxis 3-inch has a full 3 inches of clear aperture and is designed to hold large instrument packages without flexure or wobble. A 6-inch bronze worm gear and stainless worm rotate the center tube with a resolution of 0 ... Learn More
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    Model#: Pyxis_3
    $2,150.00

  12. Optec - Pyxis 3" receiver port for Astro-Physics 4.3-inch accessories

    Optec - Pyxis 3" receiver port for Astro-Physics 4.3-inch accessories

    Special female receiver for AP 4.3” dovetail included compression ring. MUST BE ORDERED WITH #17747

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    Model#: 17759
    $300.00

  13. Optec - Pyxis 3" Generation 2 Camera Field Rotator with AP2.7  Threaded Receiver

    Optec - Pyxis 3" Generation 2 Camera Field Rotator with AP2.7 Threaded Receiver

    The Pyxis 3-inch includes a built-inside mounted serial port for remote operations – no external hand control is required.

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    Model#: 17746
    $1,995.00

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    Optec - Pyxis 3 - inch Camera Field Rotators

    Pyxis  3inch I.D. Second  Generation Camera Field Rotator.

    Pyxis 3inch camera rotator is a massive unit for large telescopes and heavy instrument packages

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    Model#: 17747
    $1,995.00

  15. Optec - Pyxis 2-inch nosepiece replacement

    Optec - Pyxis 2-inch nosepiece replacement

    The Pyxis is shipped with this adapter to fit any 2-inch ID focusing mount. ... Learn More
    Model#: 17642
    $59.00

  16. Optec - Pyxis 2-" I.D. Camera Field Rotator.

    Optec - Pyxis 2-" I.D. Camera Field Rotator.

    The original Pyxis rotator push-fits into any 2-inch focuser or receiver. The camera side of this rotator has a receiver for the OPTEC-2300 dovetail ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17645
    $995.00

  17. 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

  18. Optec - Premium UV blocking filter with 435nm cutoff, mounted in 48mm threaded cell.

    Optec - Premium UV blocking filter with 435nm cutoff, mounted in 48mm threaded cell.

    Premium UV/Violet Block - Optec acquired a limited number of Schott glass filters made from GG-435 glass. Similar to #17431 but of higher optical quality ... Learn More
    Model#: 17432
    $45.00

  19. Optec - Precision Clear filter for use with Bessell set, Multilayer A/R coated, 5.0±0.1mm thick.

    Optec - Precision Clear filter for use with Bessell set, Multilayer A/R coated, 5.0±0.1mm thick.

    Optec - Precision Clear filter for use with Bessell set ... Learn More
    Model#: 17251
    $95.00

  20. Optec - PlaneWave CDK 17/20 mount to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter.

    Optec - PlaneWave CDK 17/20 mount to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter.

    The PlaneWave 17/20-inch mount fits behind a pinch-plate on the back of the CDK instrument ... Learn More
    Model#: 17818
    $95.00

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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.