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  1. Optec - 3000 standard receiver with 3-inch receiver port

    $95.00
    SKU: OPT-17750

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    Standard 3-inch receiver is included with #17747. Specify OPTEC-3000 camera mount separately
  2. Optec - TeleVue NP101is To OPTEC-2400 Mount

    $75.00
    SKU: OPT-19662

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    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.

  3. Optec - Upgrade TCF-S3i to TCF-S3

    $295.00
    SKU: OPT-17721

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    Upgrade TCF-S3i to TCF-S3
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  4. Optec - Nikon T2 Bayonet Ring

    $25.00
    SKU: OPT-19637

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    Nikon T2 Bayonet Ring
  5. Optec - Pyxis 3" receiver port for Astro-Physics 4.3-inch accessories

    $300.00
    SKU: OPT-17759

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    Special female receiver for AP 4.3” dovetail included compression ring. MUST BE ORDERED WITH #17747

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  6. Optec - 30mm T thread Extension Ring

    $25.00
    SKU: OPT-19634

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    30mm T thread Extension Ring
  7. Optec - Low Profile Astro-Physics 2.7-inch receiver port

    $95.00
    SKU: OPT-17751

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    Female AP2.7 threaded receiver port allows close-coupled attachment of any AP2.7 spacer or accessory to the Pyxis 3”
  8. Optec - Libra Systems - Keller EZ-Saddle

    $325.00
    SKU: OPT-19235

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    Installing a heavy OTA has never been easier than with the new Keller EZ-Saddle.

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  9. Optec - Upgrade classic TCF-S or TCF-Si to TCF-L [NC]

    $195.00
    SKU: OPT-17725

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    Upgrade for use with FocusLynx Control Hub. Requires return of TCF-S/Si focuser body for new motor and motor housing endcap with RJ45 socket connector.
  10. Optec - 7.5mm T-thread Extension Ring

    $20.00
    SKU: OPT-19632

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    7.5mm T-thread Extension Ring
  11. Optec - T-Thread to SCT-Thread Expansion Ring

    $35.00
    SKU: OPT-19850

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    T - thread to SCT-thread Expansion Ring ,Expands the M42x1mm thread to a male 2”24tpi thread.

  12. Optec - Flip-Mask with Bahtinov mask

    $495.00
    SKU: OPT-19070

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    Specify OTA size for Bahtinov mask. Includes motorized arm, mask, USB cable, and control software
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  13. Optec - Pyxis 2-inch nosepiece replacement

    $60.00
    SKU: OPT-17642

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    The Pyxis is shipped with this adapter to fit any 2-inch ID focusing mount.
  14. Optec - Canon T2 Bayonet Ring

    $25.00
    SKU: OPT-19636

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    Canon T2 Bayonet Ring
  15. Optec - Low-Profile DSI 3.5 receiver port

    $95.00
    SKU: OPT-17752

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    Female DSI 3.5”x24tpi threaded receiver port allows close-coupled attachment of any DSI 3.5 spacer or accessory to the Pyxis 3”
  16. Optec - PlaneWave 12.5" Low Profile to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter.

    $95.00
    SKU: OPT-17827

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    Our zero-length Low Profile mount for the PlaneWave 12.5 CDK telescopes allow direct attachment of the Pyxis 3-inch directly to the Hedrick focuser.  The #17827 mount comes with four low profile socket caps and allen key
  17. Optec - Focus Lynx 802.11 Wireless board

    $165.00
    SKU: OPT-19535

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

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

  18. Optec - 15-ft. Serial cable for SSP photometers, DB-9 F/F.

    $45.00
    SKU: OPT-17156

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    The SSP photometer line uses a standard DB9 connector with
  19. Optec - TCF-Lynx [NC]. 2” Temperature Compensating Focuser

    $595.00
    SKU: OPT-19701

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    TCF-Lynx 2-inch Crayford style focuser without controller. Configured for use with Focus Lynx Control Hub as second focuser. Includes 20-inch temperature probe and
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  20. Optec - Violet Rejection Filter - 2" Mounted

    $45.00
    SKU: OPT-17430

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    Violet Light Rejection - Blocks the UV and violet light shorter than 420nm. Most refractor optics including apochromatic telescopes are not well corrected in the short wavelengths
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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.