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  1. Optec - 6-foot Control Cable, Hand Controller to TCF-S/IFW, RJ-45 to DB-9.

    Optec - 6-foot Control Cable, Hand Controller to TCF-S/IFW, RJ-45 to DB-9.

    The control cable is comprised of an eight wire CAT 5 cable with ... Learn More
    Model#: 17470
    $30.00

  2. Optec - 50-foot RJ-12 Reverse Cable for use with #17695 converter

    Optec - 50-foot RJ-12 Reverse Cable for use with #17695 converter

    the simplest way to convert from the flat Reverse cable to ... Learn More
    Model#: 17674
    $30.00

  3. Optec - PlaneWave 12.5" SecureFit to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter.

    Optec - PlaneWave 12.5" SecureFit to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter.

    PlaneWave's 12.5" CDK telescope includes the Hedrick focuser with a rear plate called the SecureFit. The SecureFit connections allow a bolt-on secure fit for any accessory or camera ... Learn More
    Model#: 17826
    $95.00

  4. Optec - SSPDataq2 photometer control, data acquisition and data reduction package for UBVRI

    Optec - SSPDataq2 photometer control, data acquisition and data reduction package for UBVRI

    This software program is an expansion of the freeware SSPDataq available with the SSP photometers or from our software download site. Program supports UBVRI data acquisition and complete data reduction ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17030
    $295.00

  5. Optec - Johnson I (Infrared) filter for SSP-3

    Optec - Johnson I (Infrared) filter for SSP-3

    Optec - Johnson I (Infrared) filter ... Learn More
    Model#: 17035
    $85.00

  6. Optec - TCF-Si Integrated Temperature Compensating Focuser Kit.

    Optec - TCF-Si Integrated 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 determin ... Learn More
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    Model#: TCF-Si
    $795.00

  7. Optec - Dichroic GREEN-IR filter for RGB Imaging, Multilayer AR coating, 2.0 +/- 0.1mm thick.

    Optec - Dichroic GREEN-IR filter for RGB Imaging, Multilayer AR coating, 2.0 +/- 0.1mm thick.

    Optec 50mm Dichroic Green-IR Filter ... Learn More
    Model#: 17247
    $135.00

  8. Optec - STL/QSI thread to T-thread adapter – Low Profile

    Optec - STL/QSI thread to T-thread adapter – Low Profile

    apter to convert male QSI/STL thread to male T-thread, 7.2mm back-focus. ... Learn More
    Model#: 19391
    $50.00

  9. Optec - #47B Blue, mounted in 48mm threaded cell.

    Optec - #47B Blue, mounted in 48mm threaded cell.

    #47B Blue - Before the availability of cheap and good dichroic filters, this filter was used for RGB imaging to pass the blue band. Low transmission in the blue and very transparent in the IR makes this filter useful only for special projects ... Learn More
    Model#: 17436
    $45.00

  10. 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

  11. 17481

    Optec - 3" Receiver Tube to accept NGC 318 f/7.5 Reducer / Corrector.

    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#: 17481
    $95.00

  12. Optec - USB to Serial Converter 4-Port.

    Optec - USB to Serial Converter 4-Port.

    4-Port USB to Serial Converter adapts the SSP serial output to a USB 2.0 interface. Four seperate COM ports allow all of the Optec instruments to interface to a single USB port ... Learn More
    Model#: 17691
    $175.00

  13. Optec - Astrodon "I"-series LRBG filter set, 50mm diameter x 3mm thick.

    Optec - Astrodon "I"-series LRBG filter set, 50mm diameter x 3mm thick.

    Astrodon Tru-Balance RGB filters have revolutionized CCD ... Learn More
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    Model#: 19125
    $825.00

  14. Optec - Stromgren v (violet) filter for SSP-5 with R6358 or R6350 PMT

    Optec - Stromgren v (violet) filter for SSP-5 with R6358 or R6350 PMT

    Optec - Stromgren v (violet) filter ... Learn More
    Model#: 17046
    $99.00

  15. Optec - FocusLynx Focuser Hub

    Optec - FocusLynx Focuser Hub

    The FocusLynx Focuser Hub offers an easy way to simultaneously and independently control up to two Optec or Starlight focusers through a computer, smartphone, or hand control.

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    Model#: 19690
    $295.00

  16. Optec - Optec Deep Sky Filter, mounted in 48mm threaded cell.

    Optec - Optec Deep Sky Filter, mounted in 48mm threaded cell.

    Deep Sky - Blocks the UV, violet and sodium light completely. The filter passes the important nebulae emission features with +90% transmission ... Learn More
    Model#: 17266
    $75.00

  17. Optec - 3-inch to Takahashi M98x1mm male thread

    Optec - 3-inch to Takahashi M98x1mm male thread

    3-inch to Takahashi M98x1mm male thread ... Learn More
    Model#: 17840
    $95.00

  18. Optec - Bessell specification V filter for photometry, Multilayer A/R coated, 5mm thick.

    Optec - Bessell specification V filter for photometry, Multilayer A/R coated, 5mm thick.

    Optec - Bessell specification V filter ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17447
    $325.00

  19. Optec - FocusLynx Cable for MicroTouch MT / FeatherTouch FTM Motor

    Optec - FocusLynx Cable for MicroTouch MT / FeatherTouch FTM Motor

    Optec FocusLynx Cable for MicroTouch MT / FeatherTouch FTM Motor.

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    Model#: 19699
    $20.00

  20. Optec - Pyxis T-thread camera mount.

    Optec - Pyxis T-thread camera mount.

    #17646 - Pyxis T-thread camera mount. Most CCD cameras used in astronomy use this type of threaded mount. This adapter allows use of the NextGEN (0.33X and 0.50X only) reducers to work with most SBIG cameras without the CFW wheel ... Learn More
    Model#: 17646
    $60.00

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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.