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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Optec - Pyxis C-thread camera mount.

    Optec - Pyxis C-thread camera mount.

    #17649 - Pyxis C-thread mount. Most video cameras use the 1" x 32 TPI thread standard. This adapter will allow the use of the NextGEN (0.33X and 0 ... Learn More
    Model#: 17649
    $60.00

  4. Optec - Pyxis Pentax camera mount.

    Optec - Pyxis Pentax camera mount.

    #17647 Pyxis Pentax camera mount. A few CCD cameras still use this thread standard for mounting. Not very popular at this time ... Learn More
    Model#: 17647
    $60.00

  5. Optec Lepus Camera Adapter- QHY 8 Camera 19392-81

    Optec Lepus Camera Adapter- QHY 8 Camera 19392-81

    Compatible with the Optec 0.62x Lepus Reducer and the QHY-8 CCD camera ... Learn More
    Model#: 19329-81
    $60.00

  6. Optec - Pyxis QSI Camera Mount.

    Optec - Pyxis QSI Camera Mount.

    The QSI 4-Bolt mount attaches directly to QSI camera systems and ... Learn More
    Model#: 17643
    $60.00

  7. Optec - Extender tube, 16mm length (OPTEC-2300 male dovetail to OPTEC-2300 female receiver).

    Optec - Extender tube, 16mm length (OPTEC-2300 male dovetail to OPTEC-2300 female receiver).

    #17654 - Pyxis extender tube, 16mm. The extender tube moves the camera away from the Pyxis by 16 mm. Mounts between the camera mount and Pyxis ... Learn More
    Model#: 17654
    $45.00

  8. Optec - Pyxis SCT short threaded camera mount.

    Optec - Pyxis SCT short threaded camera 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#: 17648
    $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.