"Helping Astronomers Measure The Stars Since 1979"
Optec is a design and manufacturing firm specializing in electro-optical products used in astronomy, atmospheric science and microscopy. We are located in the town of Lowell, Michigan near the banks of the Grand River. Our company is small but we utilize state-of-the-art equipment and techniques in the design and manufacture of our products. Take a look at our Catalog pages to see our electronic, mechanical, and optical capabilities.
Products Available Now:
#19690 FocusLynx Multi-Focuser Control Hub
One of Optec's newest products, the FocusLynx Focuser Control Hub is a highly flexible solution for controlling multiple focusers through a single interface. With support for Optec, Feathertouch and other stepper driven focusers, FocusLynx provides a consistent focuser interface with several communication options including Ethernet, Wi-Fi, USB, and serial protocols. ASCOM compatibility using the Local Server model allows multiple clients access to all focuser functions.
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Now available from stock. Call Optec today to order!
#19706 TCF-Lynx3, 3-inch Temperature Compensating Focuser
the versatility of the FocusLynx Focuser Control Hub and the extreme robust mechanical
design of the original TCF-S3 3-inch Temperature Compensating Focuser, the
new TCF-Lynx3 combines the best of both worlds!
Our new stock #19706 includes a new low-impedance 50:1 gearhead bipolar
stepper motor and the new FocusLynx control
hub with capability to drive a second focuser, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, or
The TCF-Lynx3 along with our new 3-inch to 2-inch and 2-inch to 1-1/4 inch self-centering compression collars shown above help to create the most robust and concentric hardware focuser solution available.
#17663 Precision 2-inch to 1-1/4" Adapter
Optec's latest accessory item for the TCF-S focuser line, the precision 2-inch to 1-1/4-inch self-centering adapter is a joy to use. The internal non-slip brass compression ring will not mar or damage expensive eyepieces, yet still provide the secure fit you've come to expect from Optec's adapter line.
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Compatible with any 2-inch focuser or receiver tube.