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  1. 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

  2. Optec - SSP-3A UBVRI Photometer Kit.

    Optec - SSP-3A UBVRI 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-3A
    $2,350.00

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Optec - Alnitak Flat-Man XL36 36”x 36” Flat-Fielder EL lamp panel system

    Optec - Alnitak Flat-Man XL36 36”x 36” Flat-Fielder EL lamp panel system

    Alnitak Flat-Man XL36 36”x 36” Flat-Fielder EL lamp panel system ... Learn More
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    Model#: 19066
    $2,800.00

  8. Optec - 4-Port Instrument Selector with three 2" ports and one 3" port.

    Optec - 4-Port Instrument Selector with three 2" ports and one 3" port.

    Optec's new 4-port Instrument Selector allows the remote observatory user the ability to remotely select any of four instrument packages attached to their telescope.This is Optec's new 4-port instrument selector ... Learn More
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    Model#: 19600
    $2,975.00

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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.