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  1. Optec - Pyxis 3-inch Gen2 Camera Field Rotator with Female DSI 3.5x24tpi Threaded Receiver

    Optec - Pyxis 3-inch Gen2 Camera Field Rotator with Female DSI 3.5x24tpi Threaded Receiver

    Second Generation Pyxis 3-inch camera rotator is a massive unit for large telescopes and heavy instrument packages.

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    Model#: 17748
    $1,995.00

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    Optec - Pyxis 3 - inch Camera Field Rotators

    Pyxis  3inch I.D. Second  Generation Camera Field Rotator.

    Pyxis 3inch camera rotator is a massive unit for large telescopes and heavy instrument packages

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    Model#: 17747
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  3. Optec - TCF-S 3" Temperature Compensating Focuser Kit.

    Optec - TCF-S 3" Temperature Compensating Focuser Kit.

    The TCF-S has a new big brother - the TCF-S3. This 5 pound focuser has all the same features of the TCF-S but is just bigger and stronger ... Learn More
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    Model#: TCF-S3
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  4. 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
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  5. Optec - Ultra-Wedge for the Meade 16" LX-200

    Optec - Ultra-Wedge for the Meade 16" LX-200

    Optec designed equatorial wedge using 5/8” aluminum plate. Ultra-Wedge for Meade 16” LX200/R/RCX400 telescopes, target latitude specified by customer. Ultra-Wedge includes custom base plate fabricated to match customer supplied hole pattern ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17995
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  6. Optec - Model SSP-5 PMT Stellar Photometer, Generation 2.

    Optec - Model SSP-5 PMT Stellar Photometer, Generation 2.

    Includes: 1¼” telescope coupler, 1 mm field aperture, filter slider stepper motor, 12 VDC power supply for 100 – 240 VAC and Install CD with SSPDataq for B V photometry ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17007
    $2,095.00

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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.