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  1. 17460

    Optec - Universal Mounting Ring for MAXfield/WideField or any 2" barrel accessory.

    The mounting ring screws into the large, coarse thread on ... Learn More
    Model#: 17460
    $60.00

  2. 17461

    Optec - TCF Mounting Ring for TCF-S focuser or any OPTEC-2400 receiver.

    The mounting ring screws into the large, coarse thread on ... Learn More
    Model#: 17461
    $60.00

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 17467

    Optec - SCT Threaded Mounting Ring with male 2" long thread. Intended to fit Visual Back accessories

    Optec - SCT Threaded Mounting Ring with male 2" long thread. Intended ... Learn More
    Model#: 17467
    $60.00

  7. 17468

    Optec - Pentax Threaded Mounting Ring for IFW.

    This Pentax Thread mount allows ... Learn More
    Model#: 17468
    $60.00

  8. 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

  9. 17466

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

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

  10. 17655

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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.