How do you attach your camera?
Over the years, Optec has developed dozens of adapters and custom fittings for various cameras and mounts. While most astronomical cameras have a female T-thread mount, many of the larger chip cameras are now being offered with even larger mechanical interfaces, such as the relatively new 3-inch 24tpi female mount available on Apogee, SBIG, and a modified version on the FLI cameras. However, there are a variety of other mounts such as the STL 4-bolt mount.
We classify our camera mounts by the size and shape of the "telescope" side mechanical interface for a typical configuration. These mounts correspond to many of our astronomy products. For example:
- OPTEC-2300 Camera Adapters for use with the Pyxis rotator, IFW
Universal Mounting Ring, and Perseus 4-port parfocalizing rings.
- OPTEC-2380 Mounting Rings are threaded mounts for use with the IFW and MAXfilter systems.
- OPTEC-3000 Dovetail Mounts
for use with the 3-inch TCF-S3, Pyxis 3", and IFW-3.
We continue to develop new adapters every day. Click the links below or use the search box at the left of the page to find a suitable adapter for your camera or feel free to Contact us if you just want someone to tell you the best mounting options.
OPTEC-2300 Dovetail Mount
Camera Adapters for the NextGen telescompressors
The OPTEC-2300 circular dovetail mount is used for the TCF-S focuser and IFW filter wheel to allow easy connections from most any camera. If your scope or accessory is not listed, do not hesitate to call.
OPTEC-2380 Threaded Mounting Rings
Adapters for the IFW Universal Mounting Ring
The OPTEC-2380 circular dovetail mount is used for the IFW Intelligent Filter Wheel and Perseus 4-port selector parfocalizing rings to attach most cameras and accessories.
OPTEC-3000 Camera Adapters
Additional 3-inch Adapters
Male-to-Male Thread Adapter
Male-to-STL 2.156" Adapter