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  1. Takahashi - CA Ring 130

    Takahashi - CA Ring 130

    Takahashi CA Ring 130 for Takahashi reducers.

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    Model#: TKA32202
    $79.00

  2. Takahashi 1.25" Compression Ring Adapter

    Takahashi - 1.25" Compression Ring Adapter

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    Model#: TOA0200
    $103.00

  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 f/6 Visual Extension Tube

    Takahashi - f/6 Visual Extension Tube

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    Model#: TSP0050
    $52.00

  5. 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

  6. Takahashi - CA Ring 100

    Takahashi - CA Ring 100

    Takahashi CA Ring 100 for Takahashi reducers.

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    Model#: TKA19202
    $79.00

  7. Takahashi - FSQ-106ED "New Q" APO Refractor Telescope - (EM-11 Temma II Mount)

    Takahashi - FSQ-106ED "New Q" APO Refractor Telescope - (EM-11 Temma II Mount)

    The new Takahashi FSQ makes some significant improvements over its predecessor. The new FSQ telescope has significantly longer backfocus at 178mm to accommodate most CCD systems.

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    Model#: TSS1065
    $11,799.95

  8. TBT0001

    Takahashi Losmandy Style Dovetail Plate for Clamshell Tube Holders

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    Model#: TBT0001
    $115.95

  9. Takahashi 12V/26AH Gel Cell Battery with Charger

    Takahashi - 12V/26AH Gel Cell Battery with Charger

    12V/26AH Gel cell battery with charger.

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    Model#: PSS0002
    $172.00

  10. Takahashi Adjustable Tripod Adapter for Teegul Sky Patrol II Mount

    Takahashi - Adjustable Tripod Adapter for Teegul Sky Patrol II Mount

    The Takahashi Adjustable Tripod Adapter for Teegul Sky Patrol II Mount is a threaded adapter that connects to standard camera tripods with 1.25"-20 screws to set the elevation angle of polar axis.

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    Model#: TSH6010
    $69.95

  11. TCD0327

    Takahashi - 32.7mm CCD Spacer for Takahashi Mewlon/Epsilon & SBIG ST-Series Cameras

    The Takahashi TCD0012STL Adapter was designed specifically to attach a SBIG ST-Series CCD camera and color filter wheel attached to a Takahashi Mewlon Telescope.

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    Model#: TCD0327
    $137.00

  12. Takahashi TSA-102/FS-102 114mm Accessory Tube Ring Holder
  13. Takahashi 10:1 Micro Edge Focuser for FC/FS/Epsilon/Mewlon Series

    Takahashi - 10:1 Micro Edge Focuser for FC/FS/Epsilon/Mewlon Series

    Now you can get absolute precision focus with this 10:1 Crayford style focuser.

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    Model#: TFF0002
    $237.90

  14. Takahashi - Short Compression Ring Adapter for M-210/250-CN212
  15. Takahashi - 2 " Compression Ring Adapter for FS-102/128/130/152

    Takahashi - 2 " Compression Ring Adapter for FS-102/128/130/152

    This compression ring adapter is a great accessory for FS-102, 128, 130, and 152 optical tube assemblies by Takahashi.

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    Model#: TOA0400
    $156.00

  16. Takahashi - FC-M Tripod for EM-2 / EM-10/ EM-11/ P2Z Mounts

    Takahashi - FC-M Tripod for EM-2 / EM-10/ EM-11/ P2Z Mounts

    The Takahashi FC-M Wood Tripod is crafted from fine Luan Mahogany and is medium-length.Designed specifically for the Takahashi EM-2, EM-10, EM-11, or P2Z Mount.Tripod adapter is supplied with respective mount ... Learn More
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    Model#: TWT2020
    $599.95

  17. Takahashi - TSA-120 Apochromatic Refractor Telescope - (EM11 T-2M Mount)

    Takahashi - TSA-120 Apochromatic Refractor Telescope - (EM11 T-2M Mount)

    The Takahashi TSA-120 is the second triplet apochromat in the TSA Series. Its superb color correction will provide high contrast images with pinpoint stars across the field.

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    Model#: TSS0120
    $12,077.00

  18. Takahashi - FC-76D Flattener

    Takahashi - FC-76D Flattener

    This flattener from Takahashi is compatible with FC-76 and FS-78 optical tubes. This can help aid in astrophotography, specifically in deep sky because it reduces the focal ratio.

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    Model#: FC-76D-Flattener
    $249.00

  19. Takahashi - Mamiya 645 Camera Adapter for FS-102/128/152 & TOA-130

    Takahashi - Mamiya 645 Camera Adapter for FS-102/128/152 & TOA-130

    • The Takahashi TCA0200 Camera Adapter was desinged for the Mamiya 645.
    • Fits Takahashi FS-102, FS-128, FS-152, and TOA-130 telescopes.
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    Model#: TCA0200
    $247.00

  20. Takahashi Charger for Takahashi 12V DC Battery

    Takahashi - Charger for Takahashi 12V DC Battery

    Battery charger with electronic cut-off. For use with PSB0012 and PSB0026 12v rechargeable gel cell batteries.

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    Model#: PSC0001
    $66.00

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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.