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Optec, Incorporated is located in Lowell, Michigan, just east of the Grand Rapids metropolitan area. For many years now this company has been in the forefront of research and development of astronomical, visibility, and video 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 into a corporation employing nearly a dozen technicians, machinists, and sales staff. Optec's roots are founded strongly in astronomical research instrumentation with products such as the DOAA Enterprise drive corrector, the SSP line of solid-state photometers, photomultiplier tube and CCD photometers, and the recent addition of the SSP-7, a high precision professional level single channel photometer with full computer control.

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 astronomical observatory and testing laboratory for Optec's astronomical product line. Using a Meade 10" LX200 telescope and CCD cameras from SBIG and other manufacturers 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 microscopy, atmospheric visibility measuring instruments such as the Model LPV-2 transmissometer and the NGN integrating nephelometer.

Optec believes it is important to test its products with a variety of different programs and hardware to insure that any conflicts are corrected. They strive to understand what amateurs are doing in order to answer their questions on how to integrate Optec products into their personal hardware. This enables consumers to use the equipment correctly with their own systems.


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