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  1. Optec - Pyxis LE Camera Field Rotator

    $695.00
    SKU: OPT-19630

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    The Optec Pyxis LE is a low profile, low weight, and flexible Camera Field Rotator with standard mechanical interfaces for simplicity of connectivity. Based upon the outline by Ted Agos of the Acorn Hollow Observatory, the Pyxis LE is the the thinnest camera field rotator available!

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  2. Optec - Model TCF-S, 2" Temperature Compensating Focuser.

    $875.00
    SKU: OPT-17670

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    Mechanically, the TCF-S is a robust Crayford style motorized focuser with high repeatability,
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  3. Optec - FocusLynx FT20 Motor for FeatherTouch 2-inch Focusers and Focuser Hub

    $645.00
    SKU: 19771+19690

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    Because automation is our game, we looked at the problem of adding a motor to an essentially manual focuser.

    The FocusLynx Focuser Hub offers an easy way to simultaneously and independently control up to two Optec or Starlight focusers through a computer, smartphone, or hand control.

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  4. Optec - IFW 2" Intelligent Filter Selector System.

    $829.00
    SKU: 17350

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    The IFW is so named because it is capable of storing and recalling filter names
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  5. Optec - NGC316 Corrector/Reducer 0.75X Lens – GENERATION 2

    $795.00
    SKU: OPT-19480

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    Second Generation design 3” diameter telecompressor / corrector specifically designed for the Meade 16-inch Classic SchmidtCassegrain Telescope.

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  6. Optec - Hamamatsu R6358 Multialkali PMT with extended red response (185 to 830 nm)

    $895.00
    SKU: OPT-17017

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    Optec has been making the SSP-5 and 5a high-precision stellar photoelectric photometer for nearly 20 years. 

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  7. Optec - Model TCF-Si Integrated Temperature Compensating Focuser

    $695.00
    SKU: OPT-17668

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    The TCF-Si from Optec is a temperature compensating 2" focuser with integrated control circuit. This package includes the TCF-Si focuser, temperature sensor probe with 20” cable,12VDC power supply with cord, and 6-ft. USB/Serial cable.
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  8. Optec - TCF-Lynx, 2” Temperature Compensating Focuser with FocusLynx Controller

    $850.00
    SKU: OPT-19700

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    TCF-Lynx focuser with FocusLynx control system includes 2-inch Crayford style focuser, FocusLynx controller, 20-inch long temperature probe,
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  9. Optec - Astrodon "I"-series LRBG filter set, 50mm diameter x 3mm thick.

    $825.00
    SKU: OPT-19125

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    Astrodon Tru-Balance RGB filters have revolutionized CCD
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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.