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  1. Optec - Upgrade classic TCF-S3 or TCF-S3i to TCF-Lynx3

    Optec - Upgrade classic TCF-S3 or TCF-S3i to TCF-Lynx3

    Complete upgrade of classic TCF-S3 or TCF-Si to complete TCF-Lynx3 system including FocusLynx Control Hub. ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17729
    $595.00

  2. Optec - 40mm T thread Extension Ring

    Optec - 40mm T thread Extension Ring

    40mm T thread Extension Ring ... Learn More
    Model#: 19634
    $40.00

  3. Optec - Flip-Mask with Bahtinov mask

    Optec - Flip-Mask with Bahtinov mask

    Specify OTA size for Bahtinov mask. Includes motorized arm, mask, USB cable, and control software ... Learn More
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    Model#: 19070
    $495.00

  4. Optec - Upgrade TCF-S3i to TCF-S3

    Optec - Upgrade TCF-S3i to TCF-S3

    Upgrade TCF-S3i to TCF-S3 ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17721
    $295.00

  5. Optec - 7.5mm T-thread Extension Ring

    Optec - 7.5mm T-thread Extension Ring

    7.5mm T-thread Extension Ring ... Learn More
    Model#: 19632
    $30.00

  6. Optec Alnitak Flat-Man XL Flat Field Panel

    Optec - Alnitak Flat-Man XL36 Flat-Fielder Panel - 36x36"

    The Flat-Man XL36 is Optec's stationary observatory model electroluminescent panel for capturing perfect flats in the field on large aperture telescopes. The XL36 has an 36x36" illuminated area.

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    Model#: 19066
    $2,800.00

  7. Optec - T - Thread to SCT-Thread Expansion Ring

    Optec - T-Thread to SCT-Thread Expansion Ring

    T - thread to SCT-thread Expansion Ring ,Expands the M42x1mm thread to a male 2”24tpi thread.

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    Model#: 19850
    $45.00

  8. Optec - Low-Profile DSI 3.5 receiver port

    Optec - Low-Profile DSI 3.5 receiver port

    Female DSI 3.5”x24tpi threaded receiver port allows close-coupled attachment of any DSI 3.5 spacer or accessory to the Pyxis 3” ... Learn More
    Model#: 17752
    $95.00

  9. Optec Libra Systems - Keller EZ-Saddle

    Optec - Libra Systems - Keller EZ-Saddle

    Installing a heavy OTA has never been easier than with the new Keller EZ-Saddle.

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    Model#: 19235
    $325.00

  10. Optec - Pyxis 2-inch nosepiece replacement

    Optec - Pyxis 2-inch nosepiece replacement

    The Pyxis is shipped with this adapter to fit any 2-inch ID focusing mount. ... Learn More
    Model#: 17642
    $59.00

  11. Optec - Canon T2 Bayonet Ring

    Optec - Canon T2 Bayonet Ring

    Canon T2 Bayonet Ring ... Learn More
    Model#: 19636
    $35.00

  12. Optec - 3000 standard receiver with 3-inch receiver port

    Optec - 3000 standard receiver with 3-inch receiver port

    Standard 3-inch receiver is included with #17747. Specify OPTEC-3000 camera mount separately ... Learn More
    Model#: 17750
    $95.00

  13. Optec - TeleVue NP101is To OPTEC-2400 Mount

    Optec - TeleVue NP101is To OPTEC-2400 Mount

    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.

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    Model#: 19662
    $75.00

  14. Optec - Upgrade classic TCF-S or TCF-Si to TCF-L [NC]

    Optec - Upgrade classic TCF-S or TCF-Si to TCF-L [NC]

    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. ... Learn More
    Model#: 17725
    $175.00

  15. Optec - Pyxis 3" receiver port for Astro-Physics 4.3-inch accessories

    Optec - Pyxis 3" receiver port for Astro-Physics 4.3-inch accessories

    Special female receiver for AP 4.3” dovetail included compression ring. MUST BE ORDERED WITH #17747

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    Model#: 17759
    $300.00

  16. Optec - Upgrade TCF-Si to TCF-S

    Optec - Upgrade TCF-Si to TCF-S

    Upgrade TCF-Si to TCF-S ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17720
    $295.00

  17. Optec - Nikon T2 Bayonet Ring

    Optec - Nikon T2 Bayonet Ring

    Nikon T2 Bayonet Ring ... Learn More
    Model#: 19637
    $35.00

  18. Optec - Low Profile Astro-Physics 2.7-inch receiver port

    Optec - Low Profile Astro-Physics 2.7-inch receiver port

    Female AP2.7 threaded receiver port allows close-coupled attachment of any AP2.7 spacer or accessory to the Pyxis 3” ... Learn More
    Model#: 17751
    $95.00

  19. Optec - T thread to Pyxis adapter

    Optec - T thread to Pyxis adapter

    Adapter with female T-thread to fit existing male M42x0.75mm T-thread directly to Pyxis 2-inch using the OPTEC-2100 connection ... Learn More
    Model#: 17641
    $45.00

  20. 17353

    Optec - 5-position Filter Wheel for 2" diameter filters with mounting tabs

    New filter wheel design allows filters to be easily installed and removed with delrin tabs and spacers. Tab and spacer kit #17584 is included ... Learn More
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    Model#: 17353
    $225.00

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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.