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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

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

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

    Astrodon Photometrics UVBRcIc filters adhere to the Johnson/Cousins designs as ... Learn More
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    Model#: 19435
    $320.00

  10. Optec - H-band filter, 1.65um CW, .30um BW for SSP-4 infrared photometer.

    Optec - H-band filter, 1.65um CW, .30um BW for SSP-4 infrared photometer.

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    Model#: 17138
    $325.00

  11. Optec - FocusLynx FT30 motor for FeatherTouch 2.5, 2.7 and 3-inch focusers.

    Optec - FocusLynx FT30 motor for FeatherTouch 2.5, 2.7 and 3-inch focusers.

    Because automation is our game, we looked at the problem of adding a motor to an essentially manual focuser.

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    Model#: 19772
    $295.00

  12. Optec - SSP-4 Technical Manual, printed and bound

    Optec - SSP-4 Technical Manual, printed and bound

    Contains complete description of the theory and operation of the SSP-4 infrared photometer including circuit diagrams and detector details ... Learn More
    Model#: 17344
    $10.00

  13. Optec - TCF-Lynx3 [NC], 3” Temperature Compensating Focuser

    Optec - TCF-Lynx3 [NC], 3” Temperature Compensating Focuser

    TCF-Lynx3 focuser for use with FocusLynx control system. Includes 3-inch Crayford style focuser, 20-inch long temperature probe, power supply, 7-ft. Cat-5e cable for ... Learn More
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    Model#: 19707
    $1,495.00

  14. Optec - Takahashi 2.8" (72mm) female threaded mount to OPTEC-2400 dovetail adapter.

    Optec - Takahashi 2.8" (72mm) female threaded mount to OPTEC-2400 dovetail adapter.

    The #17453 Takahashi 2.8-inch (72mm) female mount screws directly onto the 72mm female thread of the FS-102, FS-128, and FS-152 with the TKP27113 89mm adapter ring ... Learn More
    Model#: 17453
    $95.00

  15. Optec - T-Thread to STL Thread Expansion Ring

    Optec - T-Thread to STL Thread Expansion Ring

    Optec T-Thread to STL Thread Expansion Ring.

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    Model#: 19851
    $65.00

  16. Optec - Takahashi 2.8" (72mm) male mount, fits the Takahashi Mewlon 210 and 250, to OPTEC-2400.

    Optec - Takahashi 2.8" (72mm) male mount, fits the Takahashi Mewlon 210 and 250, to OPTEC-2400.

    The #17651 Takahashi 2.8-inch mount screws directly onto the 72mm male thread of the Mewlon series  telescopes and presents the OPTEC-2400 dovetail for attachment of any device with an OPTEC-2400 receiver.Outside Diameter: 3 ... Learn More
    Model#: 17651
    $85.00

  17. Optec - Takahashi 2.8" (72mm) female mount to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter.
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    Optec - AP2.7 x 24tpi Extension Tube Set, 4-piece.

    Provides ¼” incremental extensions from ½” to 3-¼” Includes ½”, ¾”, 1”, and 1- ½” extensions (#19891 through #19894)AP2 ... Learn More
    Model#: 19880
    $115.00

  19. Optec - AP2.7 x 24tpi Extension Tube, 1-1/2" length.

    Optec - AP2.7 x 24tpi Extension Tube, 1-1/2" length.

    AP2.7 Extension - 1-1/2" LengthOverall Height: 1.87"  (47.5mm)Clear Aperture: 2.52" (64mm)Weight: 2.4 oz (70 g)Back-focus Usage: 1.50" (38 ... Learn More
    Model#: 19885
    $30.00

  20. 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

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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.