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  1. Takahashi 1.25" Compression Ring Adapter

    Takahashi - 1.25" Compression Ring Adapter

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    Model#: TOA0200
    $103.00

  2. Takahashi f/6 Visual Extension Tube

    Takahashi - f/6 Visual Extension Tube

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    Model#: TSP0050
    $52.00

  3. Takahashi Reticle Illuminator for Takahashi 7x50 and 11x50 Finderscopes

    Takahashi - Reticle Illuminator for Takahashi 7 X 50 & 11 X 50 Finderscopes

    Takahashi TRI0001 Red LED Illuminator was design for Takahashi 7X50 and 11X50 Finder Scopes as well as Takahashi 5mm illuminated reticule guiding eyepieces.Cordless Red LED light source powered by two LR44/SR44/MR44 camera batteries (supplied)

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    Model#: TRI0001
    $143.00

  4. Takahashi - Large Tripod Leveler for NJP Mount

    Takahashi - Large Tripod Leveler for NJP Mount

    Large tripod leveler (aka leveller) allows the NJP mount to be elevated an addition 2º - 5º for far northern latitudes.

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    Model#: TTA0002
    $109.00

  5. Takahashi - CA Ring 100

    Takahashi - CA Ring 100

    Takahashi CA Ring 100 for Takahashi reducers.

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    Model#: TKA19202
    $79.00

  6. Takahashi - CA Ring 130

    Takahashi - CA Ring 130

    Takahashi CA Ring 130 for Takahashi reducers.

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    Model#: TKA32202
    $79.00

  7. Takahashi - Reducer/Flattener for Sky 90, FS-78, & FS-60C

    Takahashi - Reducer/Flattener for Sky 90, FS-78, & FS-60C

    The Takahashi F/4.5 Reducer-Flattener was designed for the Sky 90II, but it also works well with the Takahashi FS-78 and FS-60C model refractor telescopes, too.

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    Model#: TFP0900
    $507.00

  8. TPA0200 Pier Adapter for EM-200 Mount

    Takahashi - Pier Adapter for EM-200 Mount

    The Takahashi TPA0200 Pier Adapter was designed for the Takahashi EM-200 mount.Attach the mount to your pier. If you would like to put your Takahashi EM-200 mount on a pier, you will need this adapter ... Learn More
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    Model#: TPA0200
    $349.95

  9. TWT7020

    Takahashi - EM-400 Wooden Tripod - Medium

    The Takahashi TWT7020 Medium Mahogony Tripod is a medium-length wood tripod for the EM-400 mount. Medium-length wood tripod for the EM-400 mount ... Learn More
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    Model#: TWT7020
    $969.00

  10. Takahashi Medium (M) Accessory Mounting Plate for EM-200

    Takahashi - Medium (M) Accessory Mounting Plate for EM-200

    Takahashi medium (M) accessory plate for the EM-200 mount. Mounts FS-152 tube holder to EM-200 mount.

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    Model#: TMP0220
    $195.00

  11. Takahashi TOA-35 0.7X Reducer and Camera Ring - TOA-150, TSA-102/120

    Takahashi - TOA-35 0.7X Reducer and Camera Ring - TOA-150, TSA-102/120

    Takahashi has made a high performance TOA-35 reducer for the TOA-150/102/120 and TSA-120.

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    Model#: TKA32580N
    $1,099.00

  12. Takahashi - TOA130FN Flattener Wide T-Mount

    Takahashi - TOA130FN Flattener Wide T-Mount

    Suitable for 35mm astrophotography, too! Now you can use your 35mm camera or DSLR camera with your Takahashi TOA-130 telescope.

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    Model#: TCA1050
    $79.95

  13. Takahashi - Temma-2 Jr. GoTo Conversion Kit for EM-200 USD III Mounts

    Takahashi - Temma-2 Jr. GoTo Conversion Kit for EM-200 USD III Mounts

    Add GoTo capabilities to your EM-200 USD III (not USD) mount with this 300X Temma II, Jr. Conversion Kit. Includes encoders, electronics, control box, cables and software.

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    Model#: TCK0005
    $1,004.00

  14. Takahashi Universal Losmandy Style Dovetail Plate for TOA-130/150/Epsilon 180ED Dual Ring

    Takahashi - Universal Losmandy Style Dovetail Plate for TOA-130/150/Epsilon 180ED Dual Ring

    Universal Losmandy style dovetail plate.  Fits all Takahashi TOA-130 / 150 / Epsilon 180ED Dual Rings.

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    Model#: TBT0002
    $165.00

  15. Takahashi - 95mm UV-Haze Filter

    Takahashi - 95mm UV-Haze Filter

    Get rid of UV haze from observing using this brilliant 95mm filter special from Takahashi.

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    Model#: TFT0095
    $229.95

  16. Takahashi - Teegul Polar Finder

    Takahashi - Teegul Polar Finder

    Custom designed for the Takahashi Teegul Sky Patrol II mount, the self-contained Takahashi polar finder is ready to mount and serve your needs! Why waste valuable observing time trying to guess at accurate polar alignment when this unit does it for you!

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    Model#: TSF6010
    $185.00

  17. TMP0103

    Takahashi - Accessory Mounting Plate for EM-2S & EM-10 mounts.

    Takahashi accessory mounting plate for EM-2S & EM-10 mounts. Dimensions: 10 ... Learn More
    Model#: TMP0103
    $142.00

  18. Takahashi - Mewlon CR 0.73x Reducer

    Takahashi - Mewlon CR 0.73x Reducer

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    Model#: MCR0073
    $825.00

  19. Takahashi - M-250/Large Juraplate Mounting Puck

    Takahashi - M-250/Large Juraplate Mounting Puck

    Takahashi M-250/Large Juraplate Mounting Puck 1" thick, circular indented and raised puck that allows Takahashi M-250 to be mounted directly to the large Juraplate

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    Model#: TAA0251
    $108.95

  20. Takahashi - 32mm Abbe Orthoscopic Eyepiece

    Takahashi - 32mm Abbe Orthoscopic Eyepiece

    Takahashi has just re-introduced their line of Abbe Orthoscopic eyepieces.

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    Model#: TKA00705
    $199.95

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Takahashi began manufacturing telescopes in 1967 their 35th year of business. They began and remain in the sand casting business today.

Their first model was TS-65 a 65mm x 900mm achromat. By 1969 they produced their first 65mm triplet semi-apochromat and 100mm f/10 reflector in 1969.

The TS80 built in April of 1972 was the first triplet apochromat Takahashi telescope built. Then in 1973 their first fluorite triplet telescope was used too photograph the total solar eclipse on June 29th of that year in Africa. It was an 80mm x 1200mm and in the same year they produced their first equatorial mount with a polar telescope.

In 1977 Takahashi introduced their second triplet fluorite apochromat the TS-90 a 90mm x 1000mm and the 90S mount and the famous JP mount in 1979. The NJP mount as it is called today is still in production. The JP and NJP mounts can be converted to Takahashi’s Temma “go to” system. This is a testament to its timeless design. Then followed by the introduction of famous Sky Patrol portable mount in 1981, this mount was a favorite for eclipse chasers. It features a polar alignment telescope in the R.A. shaft and integral 40mm guide scope. In that year the fluorite Series FC 65, 78, 100, and 125 were introduced. This series remained in production until 1994.

Takahashi developed the camera angle adjuster which is a bearing device that allows the camera or ocular to be rotated 360° without loss of focus. This rotator device is still used today for all Takahashi focuser from the 2” to 4” focusers and all astrographs.

From this time Takahashi used a compression ring ocular holder to provide precise centering of the ocular and optics of the telescope.

In 1983 introduced their Epsilon Series of Hyperbolic flat field astrographs with the 130, 160, 200, 250 and 300. Takahashi was able to perfect the process for grinding hyperbolic mirrors and is doing so today for its current Epsilons and corrected RC astrographs. This was also the year they introduced the prototype FCT-150 fluorite triplet apochromat and the revolutionary EM-2000 mount which used electric clutches and had a direct read out of R.A. and Dec. This mount could be transported to remote sites because it broke down into three parts.

In 1985 the triplet FCT Series included a 65, 76, 100, 125 and 150mm fluorite triplets. The Mewlon Series Dall-Kirkham Cassegrain telescopes were the next series in sizes of 180, 210, 250 and 300mm were developed along with the CN-212, a convertible 212mm classical Cassegrain f/12 and corrected Newtonian convertible telescope.

In 1989 Takahashi introduced their famous TSC-225: a 225mm Schmidt-Cassegrain with innovations such as 10 baffles in the baffle tube and a rear cell fan for cooling of the optics. The 225 used white German optical glass for its corrector plate. Ever the innovator Takahashi produced the carbon fiber Epsilon-250 in 1992 closely followed by the carbon fiber Epsilon-210 hyperbolic astrographs.

Takahashi also makes observatory telescopes which include: 350mm hyperbolic astrographs, 300 and 400mm Cassegrains, 200, 250 and 300mm triplet apochromatic refractors and the large EM-3500 mounts to carry them.

Takahashi’s manufacture of refractors, Newtonian reflectors, Cassegrain/Newtonians, classical Cassegrains, hyperbolic astrographs, corrected Baker RC astrographs, mounts and oculars makes it one of the most versatile companies of its type in the world.

The current line of Ortho Apochromatic refractors use a design that is absolutely color free, will include a 110mm, 130mm [currently produced], 150mm [introduced 06/05] and a 180mm. Coming also is a line of Ortho Astrographs.

Their manufacturing facilities are located in Urii, Japan with their headquarters located in the Itabahsi prefecture of Tokyo. The facilities include the main assembly and design facility where the instruments and optics designed, are tested and assembled. The second is the sand casting factory. The third is the facility where the observatory mounts the EM-3500 and EM-2500 are assembled along with the machining shop next door to their warehouse facility. The fourth is the mirror grinding, polishing and testing building.

Takahashi’s staff includes: optical, design and mechanical engineers many of whom are amateur astronomers, who have discovered new asteroids one of which was named Urii in honor of the city where the Takahashi manufacturing facilities are located.