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  1. Optec - Ultra-Wedge for the Meade 16" LX-200

    Optec - Ultra-Wedge for the Meade 16" LX-200

    Optec designed equatorial wedge using 5/8” aluminum plate. Ultra-Wedge for Meade 16” LX200/R/RCX400 telescopes, target latitude specified by customer. Ultra-Wedge includes custom base plate fabricated to match customer supplied hole pattern ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17995
    $1,995.00

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. Optec - IFW Intelligent Filter Wheel LRGB Kit.

    Optec - IFW Intelligent Filter Wheel LRGB Kit.

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    Model#: IFW
    $1,600.00

  17. 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

  18. Optec - Bessell UBVRI filter set, 50mm diameter, 5mm thickness

    Optec - Bessell UBVRI filter set, 50mm diameter, 5mm thickness

    Optec - Bessell UBVRI filter set ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17450
    $1,595.00

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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.