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  1. Optec - Dichroic Luminance filter w/IR-Blocking for LRGB Imaging, Multilayer AR, 2.0 +/- 0.1mm thick

    Optec - Dichroic Luminance filter w/IR-Blocking for LRGB Imaging, Multilayer AR, 2.0 +/- 0.1mm thick

    Optec Luminance Filter w/ IR Blocking - 50mm Unmounted ... Learn More
    Model#: 17241
    $125.00

  2. Optec - NGC316 Corrector/Reducer 0.75X Lens – GENERATION 2

    Optec - NGC316 Corrector/Reducer 0.75X Lens – GENERATION 2

    Second Generation design 3” diameter telecompressor / corrector specifically designed for the Meade 16-inch Classic SchmidtCassegrain Telescope.

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    Model#: 19480
    $795.00

  3. Optec - #21 Orange, mounted in 48mm threaded cell.

    Optec - #21 Orange, mounted in 48mm threaded cell.

    #21 Orange - Blocks blue completely and some green light. Passes light longer than 560 nm ... Learn More
    Model#: 17433
    $45.00

  4. Optec - Astro-Pyxis 2.7" Male Threaded Adapter to Pyxis 2" (OPTEC-2100 Male Dovetail)

    Optec - Astro-Pyxis 2.7" Male Threaded Adapter to Pyxis 2" (OPTEC-2100 Male Dovetail)

    Optec Astro-Pyxis 2.7" Male Threaded Adapter to Pyxis 2" (OPTEC-2100 Male Dovetail)

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    Model#: 17638
    $65.00

  5. 17473

    Optec - 50-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#: 17473
    $60.00

  6. Optec - Remote IN/OUT Keypad

    Optec - Remote IN/OUT Keypad

    The plastic control box for the TCF-S focuser was never intended for frequent use at the telescope using it in a manual operating mode ... Learn More
    Model#: 17680
    $95.00

  7. Optec - Meade / Celestron 2 " 24tpi thread (SCT thread) to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter.

    Optec - Meade / Celestron 2 " 24tpi thread (SCT thread) to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter.

    Occasionally, we have a request to attach our large 3-inch focuser and rotators to the standard SCT 2 inch x 24tpi rear cell thread of the Meade and Celestron SCT telescopes ... Learn More
    Model#: 17829
    $95.00

  8. Optec - Johnson V (Visual) filter for SSP-3 or SSP-5 with R6358 PMT

    Optec - Johnson V (Visual) filter for SSP-3 or SSP-5 with R6358 PMT

    Optec - Johnson V (Visual) filter ... Learn More
    Model#: 17033
    $85.00

  9. Optec - Johnson V (Visual) filter for SSP-5 with R6350 PMT.

    Optec - Johnson V (Visual) filter for SSP-5 with R6350 PMT.

    Optec - Johnson V (Visual) filter ... Learn More
    Model#: 17043
    $85.00

  10. 19672

    Optec - RJ12 Serial / USB

    OPtec RJ12 Serial cable to USB at 12 feet in length ... Learn More
    Model#: 19672
    $60.00

  11. Optec - Precision Clear filter for use with Bessell set, Multilayer A/R coated, 5.0±0.1mm thick.

    Optec - Precision Clear filter for use with Bessell set, Multilayer A/R coated, 5.0±0.1mm thick.

    Optec - Precision Clear filter for use with Bessell set ... Learn More
    Model#: 17251
    $95.00

  12. Optec - Takahashi M125x1mm to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter

    Optec - Takahashi M125x1mm to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter

    Takahashi M125x1mm to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter. ... Learn More
    Model#: 19809
    $95.00

  13. Optec - Optec LRGB-IR Imaging Filter Set, includes 17246, 17247, 17248 & 17241.

    Optec - Optec LRGB-IR Imaging Filter Set, includes 17246, 17247, 17248 & 17241.

    Optec LRGB-IR Filter Set ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17445
    $495.00

  14. Optec - TeleVue NP101is To OPTEC-2400 Mount

    Optec - TeleVue NP101is To OPTEC-2400 Mount

    The #19662 TeleVue mount allows Optec equipment with an OPTEC-2400 receiver such as the TCF-S and IFW to be connected to equipment that presents an NP101is-type dovetail connection.

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    Model#: 19662
    $75.00

  15. Optec - Pyxis STL camera mount with OPTEC-2300 male dovetail.

    Optec - Pyxis STL camera mount with OPTEC-2300 male dovetail.

    #17644 - Pyxis STL camera mount. The SBIG STL camera is one of the largest cameras that can be attached to the Pyxis ... Learn More
    Model#: 17644
    $59.00

  16. Optec - Meade Telescope Mount for 3" Rear Cell Thread to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter.

    Optec - Meade Telescope Mount for 3" Rear Cell Thread to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter.

    The Meade 3-inch mount screws directly onto the large 3-inch diameter rear cell thread of the Meade 10/12/14"  class Schmidt Cassegrain Telescopes ... Learn More
    Model#: 17802
    $95.00

  17. Optec - Astrodon B photometric filter, 50mm diameter, 3mm thick.

    Optec - Astrodon B photometric filter, 50mm diameter, 3mm thick.

    Astrodon Photometrics UVBRcIc filters adhere to the Johnson/Cousins designs as closely as ... Learn More
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    Model#: 19432
    $320.00

  18. Optec - Hb narrow and wide band filter set with R6358 or R6350 PMT

    Optec - Hb narrow and wide band filter set with R6358 or R6350 PMT

    Set of two interference filters used to study the strength of Hß absorption at 4861Å. The narrow band filter has a halfwidth (FWHM) of 3 nm and the wide band filter has a halfwidth of 15 nm ... Learn More
    Model#: 17049
    $179.00

  19. Optec - Focus Lynx 802.11 Wireless board

    Optec - Focus Lynx 802.11 Wireless board

    Wireless add-on board for Focus Lynx controller. Factory installation available.

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    Model#: 19535
    $145.00

  20. Optec - TCF-S Technical Manual, printed and bound

    Optec - TCF-S Technical Manual, printed and bound

    Complete description of the TCF-S temperature compensating focuser with serial interface protocol, circuit diagrams, and theory of operation ... Learn More
    Model#: 17339
    $10.00

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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.