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  1. 17454

    Optec - Meade/Celestron Mount for 2" Rear Cell Thread, Meade/Celestron 8", Celestron 9.25" telescopes

    The  Meade and Celestron SCT 2-inch mount screws directly onto the standard 2-inch 24tpi (threads per inch) diameter male thread on most Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes and presents the OPTEC-2400 dovetail for attachment of any device with ... Learn More
    Model#: 17454
    $65.00

  2. Optec - STL Thread Locking Ring with Knurl

    Optec - STL Thread Locking Ring with Knurl

    Optec STL Thread Locking Ring with Knurl.

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    Model#: 19852
    $15.00

  3. Optec - TeleVue 3" male threaded mount for NP101 to OPTEC-2400 dovetail adapter.

    Optec - TeleVue 3" male threaded mount for NP101 to OPTEC-2400 dovetail adapter.

    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: 3.45" (87.6mm)Overall Height: 0.89" (22 ... Learn More
    Model#: 17652
    $95.00

  4. Optec - AstroPhysics 4.87-" thread mount to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter.

    Optec - AstroPhysics 4.87-" thread mount to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter.

    The AstroPhysics 4.87-inch mount screws directly into the large AP female thread and presents the OPTEC-3600 dovetail for attachment of any device with an OPTEC-3600 receiver.Overall Height: 1.05" (26.7mm)Clear Aperture: 3 ... Learn More
    Model#: 17810
    $95.00

  5. Optec - AP2.7 x 24tpi Extension Tube Set, 5-piece.

    Optec - AP2.7 x 24tpi Extension Tube Set, 5-piece.

    Includes ½”, ¾”, 1”, 1- ½”, and 3” extensions (#19891 through #19895)AP2 ... Learn More
    Model#: 19881
    $150.00

  6. Optec - 6-ft. Serial cable for SSP photometers, DB-9 F/F.

    Optec - 6-ft. Serial cable for SSP photometers, DB-9 F/F.

    The SSP photometer line uses a standard DB9 connector with ... Learn More
    Model#: 17154
    $20.00

  7. Optec - FocusLynx FT40 motor for FeatherTouch 3.5-inch focusers

    Optec - FocusLynx FT40 motor for FeatherTouch 3.5-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#: 19773
    $295.00

  8. Optec - SSP-5 Generation 2 Technical Manual, printed and bound

    Optec - SSP-5 Generation 2 Technical Manual, printed and bound

    Contains complete description of the SSP-5 photometer, Johnson and Strmgren filters, SSP-5A option, and accessories. Many diagrams and tables ... Learn More
    Model#: 17345
    $10.00

  9. Optec - Upgrade TCF-Si to TCF-S

    Optec - Upgrade TCF-Si to TCF-S

    Upgrade TCF-Si to TCF-S ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17720
    $295.00

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 17205

    Optec - SSP-5 Carrying & Storage Case.

    Store your valuable instrument in a solid hardwood case made from various Michigan hardwoods such as elm, walnut, oak or maple supplied from a local wood mill.

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    Model#: 17205
    $145.00

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  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

  19. 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

  20. 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

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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.