"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.

Some of our customers have been testing the new Flip-Mask Dust Cover in various sizes for a variety of OTA's.  One beta-tester provided the video above showing the new Remote Dust Cover mounted on his Deep Sky Instruments RC14 telescope. 

Contact Optec sales to order this new Alnitak device to fit your telescope. Prices starting at just $395 (Stock no. 19075).

FocusLynx QuickSync FT

Now available from stock, the QuickSync FT is available for all FeatherTouch focuser models.  Contact Optec Sales for more information.

#19706  TCF-Lynx3,  3-inch Temperature Compensating Focuser

TCF-Lynx3 3-inch FocuserCombining 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 USB/serial connectivity. 

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

2-inch to 1-1/4-inch Compression AdapterNew Colors Now Available:
Natural, Black, Blue, Orange, and Red.

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. 

Click here for more information about this latest 2-inch to 1-1/4-inch adapter.

Compatible with any 2-inch focuser or receiver tube.