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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

  2. Optec - 3-" to STL camera mount.

    Optec - 3-" to STL camera mount.

    3-inch STL camera mount bolts directly onto SBIG STL ... Learn More
    Model#: 17806
    $85.00

  3. Optec - 3-" to Starlight Instruments 4.1x24tpi thread mount.

    Optec - 3-" to Starlight Instruments 4.1x24tpi thread mount.

    Starlight mount screws directly onto Starlight equipment with ... Learn More
    Model#: 17813
    $85.00

  4. Optec - 3-" to OPTEC-3600 mount.

    Optec - 3-" to OPTEC-3600 mount.

    3-inch Drawtube Adapter allows multiple 3-inch Optec devices such as ... Learn More
    Model#: 17811
    $85.00

  5. Optec - 3-" to OPTEC-2400 male dovetail.

    Optec - 3-" to OPTEC-2400 male dovetail.

    3-inch Drawtube Adapter adapts between 2-inch Optec products using ... Learn More
    Model#: 17805
    $85.00

  6. Optec - 3-" to AstroPhysics 2.7" (AP2.7) female thread mount.

    Optec - 3-" to AstroPhysics 2.7" (AP2.7) female thread mount.

    3-inch AstroPhysics mount screws directly onto AstroPhysics ... Learn More
    Model#: 17807
    $85.00

  7. Optec - 3-" to 2" reducer bushing with removable compression ring.

    Optec - 3-" to 2" reducer bushing with removable compression ring.

    Reducing Adapter allows equipment with a 2-inch drawtube ... Learn More
    Model#: 17804
    $85.00

  8. 17816

    Optec - 3" to 3" Extender tube. Extends focus range from 1.0 to 3.1 inches - can be cut to size.

    3-inch Adjustable Extender Tube adds anywhere from one to three inches of back-focus to ... Learn More
    Model#: 17816
    $65.00

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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.