Happily Serving You in the Same Location for Over 58 Years!

Welcome!

Takahashi

Items 1 to 20 of 314 total

per page
Page:
  1. 1

Set Descending Direction
  1. Takahashi - CA Ring 100

    Takahashi - CA Ring 100

    Takahashi CA Ring 100 for Takahashi reducers.

    ...
    Learn More
    Model#: TKA19202
    $79.00

  2. Takahashi - CA Ring 130

    Takahashi - CA Ring 130

    Takahashi CA Ring 130 for Takahashi reducers.

    ...
    Learn More
    Model#: TKA32202
    $79.00

  3. Takahashi 1.25" Compression Ring Adapter

    Takahashi - 1.25" Compression Ring Adapter

    ... Learn More
    Model#: TOA0200
    $103.00

  4. Takahashi f/6 Visual Extension Tube

    Takahashi - f/6 Visual Extension Tube

    ... Learn More
    Model#: TSP0050
    $52.00

  5. 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)

    ...
    Learn More
    Model#: TRI0001
    $143.00

  6. 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.

    ...
    Learn More
    Model#: TTA0002
    $109.00

  7. Takahashi - CCD Adapter for Sky 90 & New Q Reducer to SBIG STL Series w/FW8 STL Wheel

    Takahashi - CCD Adapter for Sky 90 & New Q Reducer to SBIG STL Series w/FW8 STL Wheel

    The Takahashi TCD0018S Adapter was designed specifically to attach a SBIG STL-Series CCD camera with a FW8/STL Filter Wheel attached to a Takahashi Sky 90 or New Q Reducer. The models this adapter works with Sky 90 or New Q Reducer only.

    ...
    Learn More
    Model#: TCD0018S
    $163.00

  8. Takahashi 22Ib Counterweight for EM-500 Mount

    Takahashi - 22Ib Counterweight for EM-500 Mount

    ... Learn More
    FREE SHIPPING
    (48 States)
    Model#: TCW0240
    $399.95

  9. TEK2114

    Takahashi - Double Tube Holder for Takahashi E-210

    Secure your Takahashi E-210 OTA with the mighty double tube holder!

    ...
    Learn More
    FREE SHIPPING
    (48 States)
    Model#: TEK2114
    $457.95

  10. Takahashi MEF-3 7:1 MicroEdge Focuser

    Takahashi - MEF-3 7:1 MicroEdge Focuser

    The tension on the 10:1 focus knob can be adjusted to tighten or loosen the focus drag to allow the focuser to carry a heavier load or loosen the tension for normal focusing.

    ...
    Learn More
    FREE SHIPPING
    (48 States)
    Model#: TFF0003
    $251.00

  11. Takahashi - Metal Tripod for Takahashi EM-400 Mount

    Takahashi - Metal Tripod for Takahashi EM-400 Mount

    The Takahashi TMT0003 Tripod was designed with the Takahashi EM-400 mount in mind.

    ...
    Learn More
    FREE SHIPPING
    (48 States)
    Model#: TMT0003
    $2,599.95

  12. Takahashi - 6X30 Finder Scope Bracket

    Takahashi - 6X30 Finder Scope Bracket

    The Takahashi TVF6301 is a heavy-duty finder scope bracket intended to mount onto the rear cell of Takahashi 78mm and larger refractor optical tubes only.

    ...
    Learn More
    Model#: TVF6301
    $62.00

  13. Takahashi Epsilon 180ED f/2.8 Hyperbolic Flat-Field Astrograph Optical Tube Assembly

    Takahashi - Epsilon 180ED f/2.8 Hyperbolic Flat-Field Astrograph OTA

    The Takahashi Epsilon-180ED (D=180mm, F/2.8), based on catadioptric telescope design (means association of lenses and mirrors) offers a fundamental innovation compared with Newton reflector or Schmidt astrograph.

    ...
    Learn More
    FREE SHIPPING
    (48 States)
    Model#: TEK0180
    $5,385.00

  14. Takahashi FSQ 645 Reducer .072x

    Takahashi - FSQ 645 Reducer 0.72x

    Takahashi has a 645 reducer for the FSQ-106ED and CCA-250. This unit was designedin response to the use of larger chip CCD cameras. The reducer produces a 60mmø image circle that is70% illuminated

    ...
    Learn More
    FREE SHIPPING
    (48 States)
    Model#: TKA36580LA
    $2,095.00

  15. Takahashi 10mm LE Eyepiece - 1.25"

    Takahashi - 10mm LE Eyepiece - 1.25"

    This 10mm Erfle five element parfocal Takahashi eyepiece has a 52º apparent field of view and a good eye relief of 9mm.

    ...
    Learn More
    FREE SHIPPING
    (48 States)
    Model#: TEA0010
    $253.00

  16. Takahashi - E-130 & E-160 Digital Corrector

    Takahashi - E-130 & E-160 Digital Corrector

    The new digital corrector uses two elements in two groups to provide. This new design features superior correction from the original design and distortion has been reduced by 50%. The corrector is totally ... Learn More
    FREE SHIPPING
    (48 States)
    Model#: TRC130160
    $699.00

  17. Takahashi Mewlon 210 UHC Dall-Kirkham with EM-11 Temma-2M Mount

    Takahashi - Mewlon 210MM Dall-Kirkham Cassegrain Reflector, EM-11 Temma-2M Mount, and FC-L Tripod - Package

    Takahashi uses extensive knife-edge baffling to minimize stray reflections as well as a specially designed tube that also acts as a ... Learn More
    FREE SHIPPING
    (48 States)
    Model#: TLS2144
    $9,380.00

  18. Takahashi - CCD Adapter for TOA130 Reducer to SBIG STL Series with FW8/STL Wheel

    Takahashi - CCD Adapter for TOA130 Reducer to SBIG STL Series with FW8/STL Wheel

    The Takahashi TCD0022S Adapter was designed specifically to attach a SBIG STL-Series CCD camera with a FW8/STL Filter Wheel attached to a Takahashi TOA-130 Reducer. The models this adapter works with TOA-130 Reducer only.

    ...
    Learn More
    Model#: TCD0022S
    $146.00

  19. Takahashi Sky-90/FSQ-85 Accessory Ring Holder
  20. TFF0001

    Takahashi - 10:1 MicroEdge Focuser

    The Takahashi 10:1 MicroEdge Focuser provides precision requirements for a wide variety of Takahashi telescopes.

    ...
    Learn More
    FREE SHIPPING
    (48 States)
    Model#: TFF0001
    $249.95

Items 1 to 20 of 314 total

per page
Page:
  1. 1

Set Descending Direction

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.