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.
- 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 Mounting Rings are threaded mounts for use with the IFW and MAXfilter systems.
- 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 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-2380 Camera Adapters
OPTEC-2380 Threaded Mounting Rings
Mounting Ring Adapters for the IFW and MAXfilter 2"
Optec 2.380" Threaded Mounting Ring
#17643 - Pyxis QSI 4-Bolt Camera Mount
The #17643 QSI 4-Bolt mount attaches directly to QSI camera systems and presents an OPTEC-2300 dovetail for attaching devices with an OPTEC-2300 receiver including the Pyxis 2" and Perseus 4-port instrument selector.
- Outside Diameter: 2.60" (66mm)
- Overall Height: 2.40" (61mm)
- Clear Aperture: 2.00" (50.8mm)
- Weight: 5.3 oz (150 g)
- Back-focus Usage: 2.10" (53.3mm)
- Telescope Side Connection: OPTEC-2380 Thread for IFW
- Camera Side Connection: 2" Nosepiece Receiver