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  1. Optec - Mounting bracket for Paramount ME Versaplate, Focus Lynx Control Hub

    Optec - Mounting bracket for Paramount ME Versaplate, Focus Lynx Control Hub

    Mounting bracket for Paramount ME Versaplate, Focus Lynx Control Hub ... Learn More
    Model#: 19692

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    $50.00

  2. Optec - 2" Barrel Mount (male) to OPTEC-2400 dovetail.

    Optec - 2" Barrel Mount (male) to OPTEC-2400 dovetail.

    The #17652 Televue 3-inch mount screws directly onto the NP101 male thread and presents the OPTEC-2400 dovetail for attachment of any device with an OPTEC-2400 receiver.Outside Diameter: 2.7" (68.5mm)Overall Height: 2.40" (61 ... Learn More
    Model#: 17459

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    $75.00

  3. Optec Alnitak Flat-Man XL Flat Fielder Panel - 18" x 18"

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

    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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    Model#: 19062

    This item is special order. Delivery times will vary. Place your order today and your card will not be charged until the item ships.

    $1,290.00

  4. Optec - Pyxis SCT long threaded mount

    Optec - Pyxis SCT long threaded mount

    #17648 & #17657 - Pyxis SCT thread mount. Some cameras from Apogee and others use this 2" x 24 TPI thread. This thread also is common for the small MeadeCelestron telescopes, AO-7 and f/6.3 reducer ... Learn More
    Model#: 17657

    $60.00

  5. Optec - AstroPhysics 4.3-" I.D. mount to OPTEC-3600. IMPROVED! Now only uses 1/10" back focus.

    Optec - AstroPhysics 4.3-" I.D. mount to OPTEC-3600. IMPROVED! Now only uses 1/10" back focus.

    The AstroPhysics 4.3-inch mount slips directly into the large 4.3" receiver of the larger AP telescopes and presents the OPTEC-3600 dovetail for attachment of any device with an OPTEC-3600 receiver.Overall Height: 1.25" (32 ... Learn More
    Model#: 17815

    $95.00

  6. Optec - Model SSP-3 Solid State Stellar Photometer, Generation 2.

    Optec - Model SSP-3 Solid State Stellar Photometer, Generation 2.

    Includes: 1¼” telescope coupler, 1 mm diameter photodiode with 1 mm field aperture mounted, 9V rechargeable battery, 12 VDC power supply/charger for 100-240 VAC, serial data/control I/O, and Install CD with SSPDataq for B V photometry ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17003

    Available - Ships in 2-4 Days

    $1,295.00

  7. Optec - NextGEN MAXfield 0.33X Telecompressor Kit.

    Optec - NextGEN MAXfield 0.33X Telecompressor Kit.

    The Optec NGM (Next Generation MaxField) telecompressor increases the effective speed of the Meade and Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes from f/10 to f/3.3 ... Learn More
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    Model#: NGM

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    $300.00

  8. Optec - #8 Pale Yellow, 50mm diam. x 2mm thick.

    Optec - #8 Pale Yellow, 50mm diam. x 2mm thick.

    Does a better job blocking the violet and UV at the expense of ... Learn More
    Model#: 17231

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    $30.00

  9. Optec - NextGEN MAXfield NGM 0.33X Telecompressor Lens

    Optec - NextGEN MAXfield NGM 0.33X Telecompressor Lens

    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 ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17403

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    $275.00

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

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

    Tripod mount bracket for Alnitak XL30 lamp panel. 1/4-20 thread for most tripod pan heads ... Learn More
    Model#: 19095

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    $55.00

  11. Optec - SCT Threaded Mounting Ring with male 2" short thread. Intended for some Apogee cameras

    Optec - SCT Threaded Mounting Ring with male 2" short thread. Intended for some Apogee cameras

    The mounting ring screws into the large, coarse thread on the back of ... Learn More
    Model#: 17464

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    $60.00

  12. Optec - Male OPTEC-4300 to Astro-Physics AP2.7 Female Threaded Receiver

    Optec - Male OPTEC-4300 to Astro-Physics AP2.7 Female Threaded Receiver

    Male OPTEC-4300 to Astro-Physics AP2.7 Female Threaded Receiver

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    Model#: 19834

    Available - Typically ships in 1-3 Days

    $125.00

  13. Optec - 2-" to 3"x 24 tpi male threaded mount.

    Optec - 2-" to 3"x 24 tpi male threaded mount.

    The 2-inch to 3-inch thread adapter was developed to easily adapt the Apogee and SBIG cameras and filters wheels for the TCF-S focuser.By holding tight tolerances (+/- 0.003") Optec has achieved a slip-fit that is second-to-none ... Learn More
    Model#: 17666

    $95.00

  14. Optec - FLI PDF 4-" V-groove to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter.

    Optec - FLI PDF 4-" V-groove to OPTEC-3600 dovetail adapter.

    The FLI PDF focuser uses three long cone point setscrews to connect to this adapter's V-groove.  The PDF has a 4.1-inch diameter, 1/4" deep pocket which this mount fits into ... Learn More
    Model#: 17820

    $95.00

  15. Optec - Sloan r'  filter for SSP-3 or SSP-5 photometer.

    Optec - Sloan r' filter for SSP-3 or SSP-5 photometer.

    Optec - Sloan r' filter ... Learn More
    Model#: 17028

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    $125.00

  16. Optec SSP-3 B-V Photometer Kit

    Optec - SSP-3 B-V Photometer Kit

    The SSP-3 Photometer is the central part of a complete stellar magnitude measurement system. A complete set of precision filters, data acquisition interfaces, detector size and adapter options are available to fit any need

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    Model#: 17003-BV

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    $1,850.00

  17. Optec - #29 Deep Red, 50mm diam x 2mm thick

    Optec - #29 Deep Red, 50mm diam x 2mm thick

    Passes light longer that 610 nm. This filter is ... Learn More
    Model#: o17237

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    $30.00

  18. Optec - 5 VDC Power Supply, input range 100-240VAC 50-60Hz, 1.0 Amp output

    Optec - 5 VDC Power Supply, input range 100-240VAC 50-60Hz, 1.0 Amp output

    5 VDC output for SSP-4 photometer only. Includes 2.2 x 5.5mm power plug. Specify U.S. or European wall plug ... Learn More
    Model#: 17065

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    $35.00

  19. 17418

    Optec - PlaneWave CDK 17/20 mount to OPTEC-2400 dovetail adapter.

    The  PlaneWave 17 / 20 CDK mount fits the rear pinch-plate cover of the rear cell for either PlaneWave 17" or 20" CDK telescope and presents the OPTEC-2400 dovetail for attachment of any device with an OPTEC-2400 receiver ... Learn More
    Model#: 17418

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    $95.00

  20. 17655

    Optec - Blank OPTEC-2300 receiver Mounting Ring for IFW.

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    Model#: 17469

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    $45.00

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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.