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  1. Optec - Alnitak Flat-Man L Large Flat Fielder

    $549.00
    SKU: OPT-19058

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  2. Optec - C11 FastFocus Secondary Mirror Focusing System

    $1,195.00
    SKU: OPT-19711

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    The Optec C14 FastFocus system fits in place of your Celestron C14HD secondary mirror and allows you to achieve extremely fine focus results and lock the primary mirror and your imaging train in place to eliminate flexure and tilting commonly seen at the imaging plane on large aperture SC telescopes. Installation and collimation are easy. Control of the FastFocus is achieved through the FocusLynx Control Hub.
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  3. Optec - C14 FastFocus Secondary Mirror Focusing System

    $1,195.00
    SKU: OPT-19714

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    The Optec C14 FastFocus system fits in place of your Celestron C14HD secondary mirror and allows you to achieve extremely fine focus results and lock the primary mirror and your imaging train in place to eliminate flexure and tilting commonly seen in large aperture SC telescopes. Installation and collimation are easy. Compatible with the FocusLynx focusing control hub.
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  4. Optec - Split Wiring Kit for C14 FastFocus - 19724

    $95.00
    SKU: OPT-19724

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    Split ethernet wiring for the Optec C14 FastFocus secondary focuser to produce a uniform diffraction pattern.
  5. Optec - Split Wiring Kit for C11 FastFocus - 19721

    $95.00
    SKU: OPT-19721

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    Split ethernet wiring for the Optec C11 FastFocus secondary focuser to produce a uniform diffraction pattern.
  6. Optec - 6-ft. Serial cable for SSP photometers, DB-9 F/F.

    $20.00
    SKU: 17154

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    The SSP photometer line uses a standard DB9 connector with
  7. Optec - 10-ft. Serial cable for SSP photometers, DB-9 F/F.

    $30.00
    SKU: 17155

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    The SSP photometer line uses a standard DB9 connector with
  8. Optec - 15-ft. Serial cable for SSP photometers, DB-9 F/F.

    $40.00
    SKU: 17156

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    The SSP photometer line uses a standard DB9 connector with
  9. Optec - 25-ft. Serial cable for SSP photometers, DB-9 F/F.

    $50.00
    SKU: 17157

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    The SSP photometer line uses a standard DB9 connector with
  10. Optec - SSP-3 or SSP-4 Carrying & Storage Case

    $145.00
    SKU: 17200

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    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!

  11. Optec - SSP-5 Carrying & Storage Case.

    $145.00
    SKU: 17205

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    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.

  12. Optec - SSP-3A Carrying & Storage Case.

    $145.00
    SKU: 17210

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  13. Optec - CCD Astronomy.

    $20.00
    SKU: 17335

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    by Cristian Buil. Extremely thorough discussion of astronomical CCD cameras including tips and techniques for both constructing and using CCD cameras. Topics include operating CCD and image processing algorithms
  14. Optec - TCF-S Technical Manual, printed and bound

    $10.00
    SKU: 17339

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    Complete description of the TCF-S temperature compensating focuser with serial interface protocol, circuit diagrams, and theory of operation
  15. Optec - SSP-3 Generation 2 Technical Manual, printed and bound

    $10.00
    SKU: 17340

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    Contains complete description of the SSP-3 photometer, Johnson and Wing filters, SSP-3A option, and accessories. Many diagrams and tables
  16. Optec - SSP-4 Technical Manual, printed and bound

    $10.00
    SKU: 17344

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    Contains complete description of the theory and operation of the SSP-4 infrared photometer including circuit diagrams and detector details
  17. Optec - SSP-5 Generation 2 Technical Manual, printed and bound

    $10.00
    SKU: 17345

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    Contains complete description of the SSP-5 photometer, Johnson and Strmgren filters, SSP-5A option, and accessories. Many diagrams and tables
  18. Optec - IFW Intelligent Filter Wheel Technical Manual, printed and bound

    $10.00
    SKU: 17349

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    Complete description of the IFW automatic filter selector system including serial interface and circuit diagrams
  19. Optec - NextGEN MAXfield NGM 0.33X Telecompressor Lens

    $325.00
    SKU: 17403

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    Second generation MAXfield telecompressor design with 0.33X reduction. Complete redesign of Optec’s premier f/3.3 reducer provides better color correction and a longer back-focus distance. Now compatible with SBIG’S CFW-8 color wheel. Stk
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  20. Optec - NextGEN Ultra WideField 0.7XL Telecompressor Lens

    $325.00
    SKU: 17409

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    New parfocal 0.7X reduction telecompressor specifically designed to work with Apochromat designs such as the Takahashi FS-series, Astrophysics’, and other high-end refractors
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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.