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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Optec - ND 0.6 (25% T), Neutral Density 25% transmission, 2.0±0.4mm thick.
  4. Optec - Mounting bracket for Paramount ME Versaplate, Focus Lynx Control Hub

    Optec - Mounting bracket for Paramount ME Versaplate, Focus Lynx Control Hub

    Mounting bracket for Paramount ME Versaplate, Focus Lynx Control Hub ... Learn More
    Model#: 19692
    $50.00

  5. 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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    Model#: 17668
    $695.00

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 17009

    Optec - Model SSP-5A Automated PMT Stellar Photometer, Generation 2.

    Includes: 1¼” telescope coupler, 1 mm field aperture, filter slider stepper motor, 12 VDC power supply for 100 – 240 VAC and Install CD with SSPDataq for B V photometry ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17009
    $2,495.00

  10. Optec - Model SSP-5 PMT Stellar Photometer, Generation 2.

    Optec - Model SSP-5 PMT Stellar Photometer, Generation 2.

    Includes: 1¼” telescope coupler, 1 mm field aperture, filter slider stepper motor, 12 VDC power supply for 100 – 240 VAC and Install CD with SSPDataq for B V photometry ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17007
    $2,095.00

  11. Optec - Model SSP-4 Infrared Stellar Photometer.

    Optec - Model SSP-4 Infrared Stellar Photometer.

    Includes: 1¼” telescope coupler, 1.0mm infrared InGaAs cooled photodiode detector, 5 VDC power supply (stock #17065) and Install CD with SSP4Dataq. Order 2-position filter slider, J-H filters and serial cable separately ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17006
    $2,795.00

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Optec - Meade16" LX200 Telescope Mount for 4" Rear Cell Thread to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter.

    Optec - Meade16" LX200 Telescope Mount for 4" Rear Cell Thread to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter.

    The Meade 4-inch mount screws directly onto the very large 4-inch diameter rear cell thread of the Meade 16-inch class Schmidt Cassegrain Telescopes ... Learn More
    Model#: 17801
    $95.00

  15. 17454

    Optec - Meade/Celestron Mount for 2" Rear Cell Thread, Meade/Celestron 8", Celestron 9.25" telescopes

    The  Meade and Celestron SCT 2-inch mount screws directly onto the standard 2-inch 24tpi (threads per inch) diameter male thread on most Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes and presents the OPTEC-2400 dovetail for attachment of any device with ... Learn More
    Model#: 17454
    $65.00

  16. Optec - Meade Telescope Mount for 4" Rear Cell Thread, Meade 16" telescopes.

    Optec - Meade Telescope Mount for 4" Rear Cell Thread, Meade 16" telescopes.

    he  Meade 16" LX200 series SCT  4-inch mount screws directly onto the large 4-inch diameter male thread and presents the OPTEC-2400 dovetail for attachment of any device with an OPTEC-2400 receiver ... Learn More
    Model#: 17456
    $95.00

  17. Optec - Meade Telescope Mount for 3" Rear Cell Thread, Meade 10", 12" and 14" telescopes.

    Optec - Meade Telescope Mount for 3" Rear Cell Thread, Meade 10", 12" and 14" telescopes.

    The  Meade 3-inch mount screws directly onto the larger 3-inch diameter male thread of the 10"/12"/14" class Schmidt Cassegrain Telescopes ... Learn More
    Model#: 17455
    $75.00

  18. Optec - Meade Telescope Mount for 3" Rear Cell Thread to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter.

    Optec - Meade Telescope Mount for 3" Rear Cell Thread to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter.

    The Meade 3-inch mount screws directly onto the large 3-inch diameter rear cell thread of the Meade 10/12/14"  class Schmidt Cassegrain Telescopes ... Learn More
    Model#: 17802
    $95.00

  19. Optec - Meade RCX 3-" threaded mount to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter.

    Optec - Meade RCX 3-" threaded mount to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter.

    Meade's RCX line of telescopes were originally designed with a movable corrector and secondary.  This design included a large plastic cover on the back of the OTA ... Learn More
    Model#: 17824
    $95.00

  20. Optec - Meade / Celestron 2 " 24tpi thread (SCT thread) to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter.

    Optec - Meade / Celestron 2 " 24tpi thread (SCT thread) to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter.

    Occasionally, we have a request to attach our large 3-inch focuser and rotators to the standard SCT 2 inch x 24tpi rear cell thread of the Meade and Celestron SCT telescopes ... Learn More
    Model#: 17829
    $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.