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  1. Takahashi f/6 Visual Extension Tube

    Takahashi - f/6 Visual Extension Tube

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    Model#: TSP0050
    $52.00

  2. Takahashi - NJP Adjustable Metal Tripod

    Takahashi - NJP Adjustable Metal Tripod

    The Takahashi TMT0001 Metal Tripod was designed specifically for the Takahashi NJP mount.Adjustable height, with positions between 31.5" and 44.5". The Takahashi TMT0001 Metal Tripod weighs only 34 lbs ... Learn More
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    Model#: TMT0001
    $3,099.95

  3. Takahashi - White Touch-Up Paint

    Takahashi - White Touch-Up Paint

    Got a nick? Don't be sick. Touch up paint will fix it quick! All joking aside, accidents can happen. It's easy to knock counterweights together and chip the paint... And just as easy to accidentally scratch mounting rings or brackets. While these types of blemishes won't change the performance of your equipment, they can discolor over time.

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    Model#: TTP0003
    $11.00

  4. Takahashi EM-400 Temma II Mount (counterweight not attached)

    Takahashi - EM-400 Temma II Mount

    The new EM-400 mount has been developed to fill in the gap between the NJP and larger EM-500 mount. This new mount has been designed to carry an 85 lb load.This mount disassembles into three sections, the R.A

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    Model#: TSM0400
    $10,799.95

  5. Takahashi - UW Flat Field Series Eyepiece - 5.7mm

    Takahashi - UW Flat Field Series Eyepiece - 5.7mm

    Takahashi has just introduced the new TAK-UW ultra wide, flate field eyepieces.  This original design series produces a flat field and a 90 degree apparent field view with pin point stars acros the field ... Learn More
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    Model#: TEA0057
    $945.00

  6. Takahashi FS-60C 60mm Refractor Telescope with Teegul Sky Patrol III Mount

    Takahashi - FS-60CB 60mm f/5.9 Refractor Telescope - (Teegul Sky Patrol III Mount)

    Takahashi has just introduced the latest addition to its FS Series fluorite apochromatic refractors. As with all other FS refractors the FS-60C has its hard multi-coated fluorite objective up front with a low dispersion hard multicoated rear element.

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    Model#: TTG6100
    $3,215.00

  7. Takahashi Abbe 12.5mm Orthoscopic Eyepiece

    Takahashi - Abbe 12.5mm Orthoscopic Eyepiece

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

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    Model#: TKA00702
    $149.95

  8. Takahashi - Sky 90 or New Q Reducer Adapter/Spacer for FLI IMG or Proline Cameras

    Takahashi - Sky 90 or New Q Reducer Adapter/Spacer for FLI IMG or Proline Cameras

    The Takahashi TCD0018FLI Adapter connects to the FLI or Proline CCD camera to a Takahashi Sky 90 telescope or Takahashi FSQ-106 "New Q" reducer.
    The Takahashi TCD0018FLI Adapter has dimensions of 28.3mm. 55.9mm x .75.

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    Model#: TCD0018FLI
    $158.00

  9. Takahashi 22Ib Counterweight for EM-500 Mount

    Takahashi - 22Ib Counterweight for EM-500 Mount

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    Model#: TCW0240
    $399.95

  10. Takahashi 50mm LE 2" Eyepiece

    Takahashi - 50mm LE 2" Eyepiece

    • Five element Erfle offers an appreciable 50º apparent field of view.
    • The Takahashi LE Series Eyepiece gives long eye relief and parfocal qualities.
    • Engineered with extra-low dispersion (ED) glass for superior color correction.
    • The Takahashi LE Series Eyepiece are full multi-coated for ultimate light transmission.
    • This 50mm eyepiece has a barrel size of 2" and provides 25mm of eye relief.
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    Model#: TEA0500
    $499.95

  11. Takahashi - Wide Mount T-Ring for Canon EOS Camera

    Takahashi - Wide Mount T-Ring for Canon EOS Camera

    The Takahashi TMW0004 T-Ring was designed for Canon EOS film & digital SLR cameras, including the 20Da.

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    Model#: TMW0004
    $84.00

  12. Takahashi - 7X50 Finder Scope Bracket

    Takahashi - 7X50 Finder Scope Bracket

    Don't mount your 50mm Takahashi finder scope to you Takahashi Epsilon 180ED with just any old bracket... Do it with genuine Takahashi parts! This handsome black anodized metal finderscope bracket has single ring construction for ease of use and three adjustment thumbscrews for secure placement.

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    Model#: TVF7501
    $94.00

  13. FSQ-85ED Astrograph OTA

    Takahashi - FSQ-85ED "Baby Q" Astrograph Telescope Optical Tube Assembly

    Introducing the Takahashi FSQ-85ED, the newest and smallest member of the FSQ Series of flat field astrographs. Designed from the ground up for digital imaging, the Takahashi Baby “Q” is the go anywhere, portable astrograph.

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    Model#: FQK0085
    $3,395.00

  14. Takahashi TCD0774 QSI WSG Series Camera Spacer

    Takahashi - TCD0774 QSI WSG Series Camera Spacer

    The Takahashi TCD0774 Spacer is a Wide Mount T-Thread Spacer for Starlight Express and SBIG Cameras

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    Model#: TCD0774
    $163.00

  15.  Takahashi - TOA-150B Refractor Optical Tube Assembly - Heavy-Duty 4" Focuser

    Takahashi - TOA-150B Refractor Optical Tube Assembly - Heavy-Duty 4" Focuser

    The TOA-150 is the second Takahashi Ortho Apochromat to be developed by Takahashi. It features a newly designed triplet objective. This new design like its smaller companion the TOA-130 is absolutely color free

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    Model#: TOK1501
    $11,400.00

  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
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    Model#: TRC130160
    $699.00

  17. Takahashi - TOA130 Reducer Adapter/Spacer for SBIG ST-Series CCD Cameras with CFW10

    Takahashi - TOA130 Reducer Adapter/Spacer for SBIG ST-Series CCD Cameras with CFW10

    This Takahashi CCD spacer/adapter attaches an SBIG ST-series CCD camera that has a CFW10 color filter wheel installed to the Takahashi TOA130 Reducer.

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    Model#: TCD0021L
    $146.00

  18. Takahashi Sky-90/FSQ-85 Accessory Ring Holder
  19. Takahashi - 2" Extension Tube

    Takahashi - 2" Extension Tube

    This 2" extension tube by Takahashi is compatible with the TOA-130.

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    Model#: TET0002L
    $82.00

  20. Takahashi 4" Field Flattener for Takahashi TOA-130F and TOA-150

    Takahashi - 4 " Field Flattener for Takahashi TOA-130F & TOA-150

    The Takahashi 67-FL Flattener attaches to the 4" focusers of the Takahashi TOA-130F and TOA-150 refractor.

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    Model#: TOA130FF
    $899.95

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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.