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  1. Optec - Ultra-Wedge for the Meade 16" LX-200

    $1,995.00
    SKU: OPT-17995

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    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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  2. Optec - TCF-Lynx3, 3” Temperature Compensating Focuser with FocusLynx Controller

    $1,795.00
    SKU: OPT-19706

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    TCF-Lynx3 focuser with FocusLynx control system includes 3-inch Crayford style focuser, FocusLynx controller, 20-inch long temperature probe, power supply, 7-ft. Cat-5e cable and

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  3. Optec - TCF-Lynx3 [NC], 3” Temperature Compensating Focuser

    $1,495.00
    SKU: OPT-19707

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    TCF-Lynx3 focuser for use with FocusLynx control system. Includes 3-inch Crayford style focuser, 20-inch long temperature probe, power supply, 7-ft. Cat-5e cable for
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  4. Optec - TCF-Leo 3-inch Low Profile Focuser

    $1,295.00
    SKU: OPT-19740

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    Optec has created a powerful 3" focuser with excellent backfocus for installing on telescope. It has a typical eyepiece width of 1-1/4" eyepiece and therefore is an excellent focusing option for telescopes with limited flange-to-focus distances such as the Celestron EdgeHD series. The FocusLynx control system is included TCF-Leo and can be expanded to provide control for a second focuser. The FocusLynx system includes optional 802.11 WiFi and Hand Control accessories.

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  5. Optec - Pyxis 3-inch Gen2 Camera Field Rotator with Female DSI 3.5x24tpi Threaded Receiver

    $1,995.00
    SKU: OPT-17748

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    Second Generation Pyxis 3-inch camera rotator is a massive unit for large telescopes and heavy instrument packages.

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  6. Optec - Pyxis 3" Generation 2 Camera Field Rotator with AP2.7 Threaded Receiver

    $1,995.00
    SKU: OPT-17746

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    The Pyxis 3-inch includes a built-inside mounted serial port for remote operations – no external hand control is required.

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  7. Optec - Pyxis 3 - inch Camera Field Rotators

    $1,995.00
    SKU: OPT-17747

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    Pyxis  3inch I.D. Second  Generation Camera Field Rotator.

    Pyxis 3inch camera rotator is a massive unit for large telescopes and heavy instrument packages

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  8. Optec - NGC 316 NextGEN 3" Corrector/Reducer 0.75X Lens

    $1,250.00
    SKU: OPT-17480

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    3” diameter telecompressor / corrector specifically designed for large, classical Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes, especially the Meade LX200 16”
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  9. Optec - Model TCF-S3i, 3" Integrated Temperature Compensating Focuser.

    $1,595.00
    SKU: OPT-17676

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    The TCF-S has a new big brother - the TCF-S3. This 5 pound focuser has all the same features of the TCF-S but is just bigger and stronger

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  10. Optec - Model TCF-S3 3" Temperature Compensating Focuser

    $1,795.00
    SKU: OPT-17677

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    Same as 17670 except the focuser is much more massive and capable of handling instrument loads up to 25 pounds. Recommended for observatory class telescopes with large field diameters
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  11. Optec - Low-Profile Temperature Compensating Focuser

    $1,295.00
    SKU: TCF-LEO

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    The new TCF-LEO Temperature Compensating Focuser from Optec is an excellent pair up for the EdgeHD telescopes and the 0.62X Lepus Telecompressor.

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  12. Optec - IFW Intelligent Filter Wheel LRGB Kit.

    $1,600.00
    SKU: OPT-IFW

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  13. Optec - IFW 3" Intelligent 3" Filter Wheel

    $1,350.00
    SKU: OPT-17360

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Optec - Bessell UBVRI filter set, 50mm diameter, 5mm thickness

    $1,595.00
    SKU: OPT-17450

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    Optec - Bessell UBVRI filter set
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  17. Optec - Alnitak Flat-Man XL24 Flat Fielder Panel - 24x24"

    $1,490.00
    SKU: OPT-19064

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    The Flat-Man XL24 is Optec's stationary observatory model electroluminescent panel for capturing perfect flats in the field on large aperture telescopes. The XL24 has an 24x24" illuminated area.

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  18. Optec - Alnitak Flat-Man XL18 Flat Fielder Panel - 18x18"

    $1,290.00
    SKU: OPT-19062

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    The Flat-Man XL18 is Optec's stationary observatory model electroluminescent panel for capturing perfect flats in the field on large aperture telescopes. The XL18 has an 18x18" illuminated area.

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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.