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

    $60.00
    SKU: OPT-19329-81

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    Compatible with the Optec 0.62x Lepus Reducer and the QHY-8 CCD camera
  2. Optec - VSI SideWinder 2.9-" dovetail mount to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter.

    $95.00
    SKU: OPT-17821

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    The VanSlyke SideWinder has a 2.9-inch diameter dovetail receiver.   Our #17821 mount is a male 2.9" dovetail to our larger 3.6" dovetail for attaching any device with an OPTEC-3600 receiver.Overall Height: 0.69" (17
  3. Optec - Vixen VMC260 telescope mount to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter.

    $95.00
    SKU: OPT-17819

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    The Vixen VMC mount screws directly into the fine 65mm male thread of the Vixen VMC Telescopes including the VMC260.  This mount presents the OPTEC-3600 dovetail for attachment of any device with an OPTEC-3600 receiver.Overall Height: 0
  4. Optec - Violet rejection filter, 50mm diam x 2mm thick.

    $30.00
    SKU: OPT-17229

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

  5. 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
  6. Optec - USB to Serial Converter 4-Port.

    $175.00
    SKU: OPT-17691

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    4-Port USB to Serial Converter adapts the SSP serial output to a USB 2.0 interface. Four seperate COM ports allow all of the Optec instruments to interface to a single USB port
  7. Optec - USB to Serial Converter 1-Port.

    $30.00
    SKU: OPT-17690

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    USB to Serial Converter adapts the SSP serial output to a USB 2.0 interface. Single port converter.IMPORTANT: Not all USB-to-Serial converters are compatible with Optec software
  8. 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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  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 - Universal OPTEC-2400 Mount Blank

    $65.00
    SKU: OPT-17416

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    The 17416 Optec adapter is a machinable blank adapter with a male 2.4" Optec dovetail. Compatible with Newtonian telescopes with a flat surface for mounting and any telescope with a flat mounting surface.
  11. Optec - Universal Mounting Ring for MAXfield/WideField or any 2" barrel accessory.

    $60.00
    SKU: OPT-17460

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    The mounting ring screws into the large, coarse thread on
  12. Optec - Universal mounting bracket for Focus Lynx Control Hub

    $35.00
    SKU: OPT-19691

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    Universal mounting bracket for Focus Lynx Control Hub
  13. Optec - Ultra-Wedge for the Meade 16" LX-200

    $1,995.00
    SKU: OPT-17995

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    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
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  14. Optec - Tripod mount bracket for Alnitak XL40 lamp panel. 1/4-20 thread for most tripod pan heads

    $70.00
    SKU: OPT-19097

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    Tripod mount bracket for Alnitak XL40 lamp panel. 1/4-20 thread for most tripod pan heads.
  15. Optec - Tripod mount bracket for Alnitak XL36 lamp panel. 1/4-20 thread for most tripod pan heads

    $60.00
    SKU: OPT-19096

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    Tripod mount bracket for Alnitak XL36 lamp panel. 1/4-20 thread for most tripod pan heads
  16. Optec - Tripod mount bracket for Alnitak XL30 lamp panel. 1/4-20 thread for most tripod pan heads

    $55.00
    SKU: OPT-19095

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    Tripod mount bracket for Alnitak XL30 lamp panel. 1/4-20 thread for most tripod pan heads
  17. Optec - Tripod mount bracket for Alnitak XL24 lamp panel. 1/4-20 thread for most tripod pan heads

    $50.00
    SKU: OPT-19094

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    Tripod mount bracket for Alnitak XL24 lamp panel. 1/4-20 thread for most tripod pan heads
  18. Optec - Tripod mount bracket for Alnitak XL18 lamp panel. 1/4-20 thread for most tripod pan heads

    $45.00
    SKU: OPT-19092

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    Tripod mount bracket for Alnitak XL18 lamp panel. 1/4-20 thread for most tripod pan heads
  19. Optec - TMB 4.3-" Thread Mount to OPTEC-3600 Dovetail Adapter.

    $95.00
    SKU: OPT-17814

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    The TMB 4.3-inch mount screws directly into the large 4.3" receiver of the TMB apochromats including the TMB-130.  This mount presents the OPTEC-3600 dovetail for attachment of any device with an OPTEC-3600 receiver
  20. Optec - Televue NP127is to OPTEC-3600 Dovetail Adapter. Fits 3.75"X24tpi Male Threads on OTA

    $95.00
    SKU: OPT-19811

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    Optec Televue NP127is to OPTEC-3600 Dovetail Adapter. Fits 3.75"X24tpi Male Threads on OTA

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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.