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  1. Optec - 2" Barrel Mount (male) to OPTEC-2400 dovetail.

    Optec - 2" Barrel Mount (male) to OPTEC-2400 dovetail.

    The #17652 Televue 3-inch mount screws directly onto the NP101 male thread and presents the OPTEC-2400 dovetail for attachment of any device with an OPTEC-2400 receiver.Outside Diameter: 2.7" (68.5mm)Overall Height: 2.40" (61 ... Learn More
    Model#: 17459
    $75.00

  2. Optec Alnitak Flat-Man XL Flat Fielder Panel - 18" x 18"

    Optec - Alnitak Flat-Man XL Flat Fielder Panel - 18" x 18"

    The Flat-Man XL is Optec's stationary observatory model electroluminescent panel that will accommodate telescopes up to 30" in diameter.

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    Model#: 19062
    $1,280.00

  3. Optec - Pyxis SCT long threaded mount

    Optec - Pyxis SCT long threaded mount

    #17648 & #17657 - Pyxis SCT thread mount. Some cameras from Apogee and others use this 2" x 24 TPI thread. This thread also is common for the small MeadeCelestron telescopes, AO-7 and f/6.3 reducer ... Learn More
    Model#: 17657
    $60.00

  4. Optec - AstroPhysics 4.3-" I.D. mount to OPTEC-3600. IMPROVED! Now only uses 1/10" back focus.

    Optec - AstroPhysics 4.3-" I.D. mount to OPTEC-3600. IMPROVED! Now only uses 1/10" back focus.

    The AstroPhysics 4.3-inch mount slips directly into the large 4.3" receiver of the larger AP telescopes and presents the OPTEC-3600 dovetail for attachment of any device with an OPTEC-3600 receiver.Overall Height: 1.25" (32 ... Learn More
    Model#: 17815
    $95.00

  5. Optec - AP2.7 x 24tpi Extension Tube, 3" length.

    Optec - AP2.7 x 24tpi Extension Tube, 3" length.

    AP2.7 Extension - 3" LengthOverall Height: 3.38" (85.8mm)Clear Aperture: 2.52" (64mm)Weight: 8.2 oz (230 g)Back-focus Usage: 3.00" (76 ... Learn More
    Model#: 19886
    $40.00

  6. Optec - SSP-3 or SSP-4 Carrying & Storage Case

    Optec - SSP-3 or SSP-4 Carrying & Storage Case

    The case contains enough room for the instrument, power supply, PC cable and extra filter sliders. A rechargeable desiccant container keeps the instrument dry. A neoprene gasket keeps all dust from entering the case. All brass hardware. Quality American made for a change!

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    Model#: 17200
    $145.00

  7. Optec - Pyxis LE Retainer Kit for f/6.3 SCT Telecompressors

    Optec - Pyxis LE Retainer Kit for f/6.3 SCT Telecompressors

    Pyxis LE Retainer Kit for f/6.3 SCT telecompressors and other 43mm optics ... Learn More
    Model#: 19631
    $65.00

  8. 17357

    Optec - 8-Position Filter Wheel, for 25.4m Filters with Mounting Tabs

    New filter wheel design allows filters to be easily installed and removed with delrin tabs and spacers. Tab and spacer kit #17580 is included ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17357
    $245.00

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Optec - Male OPTEC-4300 to Astro-Physics AP2.7 Female Threaded Receiver

    Optec - Male OPTEC-4300 to Astro-Physics AP2.7 Female Threaded Receiver

    Male OPTEC-4300 to Astro-Physics AP2.7 Female Threaded Receiver

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    Model#: 19834
    $125.00

  12. Optec - 2-" to 3"x 24 tpi male threaded mount.

    Optec - 2-" to 3"x 24 tpi male threaded mount.

    The 2-inch to 3-inch thread adapter was developed to easily adapt the Apogee and SBIG cameras and filters wheels for the TCF-S focuser.By holding tight tolerances (+/- 0.003") Optec has achieved a slip-fit that is second-to-none ... Learn More
    Model#: 17666
    $95.00

  13. Optec - FLI PDF 4-" V-groove to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter.

    Optec - FLI PDF 4-" V-groove to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter.

    The FLI PDF focuser uses three long cone point setscrews to connect to this adapter's V-groove.  The PDF has a 4.1-inch diameter, 1/4" deep pocket which this mount fits into ... Learn More
    Model#: 17820
    $95.00

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. Optec - #8 Pale Yellow, 50mm diam. x 2mm thick.

    Optec - #8 Pale Yellow, 50mm diam. x 2mm thick.

    Does a better job blocking the violet and UV at the expense of ... Learn More
    Model#: 17231
    $30.00

  17. Optec - NextGEN MAXfield NGM 0.33X Telecompressor Lens

    Optec - NextGEN MAXfield NGM 0.33X Telecompressor Lens

    Second generation MAXfield telecompressor design with 0.33X reduction. Complete redesign of Optec’s premier f/3.3 reducer provides better color correction and a longer back-focus distance. Now compatible with SBIG’S CFW-8 color wheel. Stk ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17403
    $250.00

  18. Optec - Tripod mount bracket for Alnitak XL30 lamp panel. 1/4-20 thread for most tripod pan heads

    Optec - Tripod mount bracket for Alnitak XL30 lamp panel. 1/4-20 thread for most tripod pan heads

    Tripod mount bracket for Alnitak XL30 lamp panel. 1/4-20 thread for most tripod pan heads ... Learn More
    Model#: 19095
    $55.00

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  20. Optec - 25-foot RJ-12 Reverse Cable for use with #17695 converter

    Optec - 25-foot RJ-12 Reverse Cable for use with #17695 converter

    the simplest way to convert from the flat Reverse cable to ... Learn More
    Model#: 17673
    $25.00

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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.