Available - Typically ships in 1-3 DaysFemale AP2.7 threaded receiver port allows close-coupled attachment of any AP2.7 spacer or accessory to the Pyxis 3”
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Installing a heavy OTA has never been easier than with the new Keller EZ-Saddle.FREE SHIPPING(48 States)
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Ships in 3-5 DaysSpecify OTA size for Bahtinov mask. Includes motorized arm, mask, USB cable, and control softwareFREE SHIPPING(48 States)
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T - thread to SCT-thread Expansion Ring ,Expands the M42x1mm thread to a male 2”24tpi thread.
Ships in 3-5 DaysFemale DSI 3.5”x24tpi threaded receiver port allows close-coupled attachment of any DSI 3.5 spacer or accessory to the Pyxis 3”
Ships in 3-5 DaysThe Pyxis is shipped with this adapter to fit any 2-inch ID focusing mount.
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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.
Ships in 3-5 DaysUpgrade 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.
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Special female receiver for AP 4.3” dovetail included compression ring. MUST BE ORDERED WITH #17747FREE SHIPPING(48 States)
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Ships in 3-5 DaysMechanically, the TCF-S is a robust Crayford style motorized focuser with high repeatability,FREE SHIPPING(48 States)
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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.