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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 - 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

  3. Takahashi 1.25" Compression Ring Adapter

    Takahashi - 1.25" Compression Ring Adapter

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    Model#: TOA0200
    $103.00

  4. Takahashi - CA Ring 100

    Takahashi - CA Ring 100

    Takahashi CA Ring 100 for Takahashi reducers.

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    Model#: TKA19202
    $79.00

  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)

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    Model#: TRI0001
    $143.00

  6. Takahashi f/6 Visual Extension Tube

    Takahashi - f/6 Visual Extension Tube

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    Model#: TSP0050
    $52.00

  7. TWT7010

    Takahashi - EM-400 Wooden Tripod - Short

    The Takahashi TWT7010 Short Wood Tripod was designed for the EM-400 mount. Crafted from fine, luan mahongony. Short wooden tripod for the EM-400 mount

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    Model#: TWT7010
    $786.00

  8. Takahashi - Small (S) Accessory Mounting Plate for EM-2S & EM-10

    Takahashi - Small (S) Accessory Mounting Plate for EM-2S & EM-10

    Takahashi accessory mounting plate for EM-2S & EM-10 mounts. Dimensions: 9.5" X 3 ... Learn More
    Model#: TMP0104
    $99.95

  9. Takahashi - TOA-35 0.7X Reducer and Camera Ring - TOA-130

    Takahashi - TOA-35 0.7X Reducer and Camera Ring - TOA-130

    Takahashi has made a high performance TOA-35 reducer for the TOA-130/150 and TSA-102/120.

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    Model#: TKA31580N
    $1,099.00

  10. Takahashi 35mm Wide Mount Camera Adapter

    Takahashi - 35mm Wide Mount Camera Adapter

    Now you can adapt your 35mm camera for astrophotography! If you have a Takahashi FS-78, SKY 90, FS-60C, and FC-60E telescope, this may be the right adapter for you.

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    Model#: TCA1020
    $79.95

  11. Takahashi Epsilon 180M Plate

    Takahashi - Epsilon 180M Plate

    Plate dimensions 131 mm x 235 mm with tapered area to attach a guide scope which is 85 mm across.

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    Model#: TMP0221
    $222.00

  12. Takahashi - Temma-2 Jr. GoTo Conversion Kit for EM-10 USD III Mount

    Takahashi - Temma-2 Jr. GoTo Conversion Kit for EM-10 USD III Mount

    # Add GoTo capabilities to your EM-10 USD III mount with this 300X plug-in Temma II, Jr. Conversion Kit.# The kit includes encoders, electronics, control box, cables and software.# This kit is for USD III versions of the EM-10 mount ... Learn More
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    Model#: TCK0004
    $1,004.00

  13. Takahashi - TOA-150B Apochromatic Refractor with EM-400 Temma II Mount with Adjustable Tripod

    Takahashi - TOA-150B Apochromatic Refractor with EM-400 Temma II Mount with Adjustable Tripod

    Thanks to the ingenious design of layering an FPL-53 Extra-low Dispersion glass element between two extreme quality crown and flint elements - perfection ... Learn More
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    Model#: TSS1503
    $31,659.00

  14. Takahashi - TCA-4 Camera Eyepiece Projection

    Takahashi - TCA-4 Camera Eyepiece Projection

    Takahashi TCA-4 camera adapter for .965" and 1.25" variable eyepiece projection device.

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    Model#: TFP0310
    $299.95

  15. Takahashi - FSQ-130ED Astrograph

    Takahashi - FSQ-130ED Astrograph

    The new Takahashi incorporates optics that use an exceptionally advanced design that produces a flat-field astrograph a with large highly illuminated field that is further enhanced with the new dedicated 645 reducer that produces a Ø70mm image circle at f/3.5.

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    Model#: FQK0130
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  16. Takahashi - Pier Adapter for NJP Mount

    Takahashi - Pier Adapter for NJP Mount

    NJP Pier Adapter.Attach the Takahashi NJP mount to your pier. If you would like to put your Takahashi NJP mount on a pier, you will need this adapter

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    Model#: TPA0002
    $242.00

  17. Takahashi - Mewlon-300 CR Corrector

    Takahashi - Mewlon-300 CR Corrector

    Wide field oculars and medium format CCD cameras will perform superbly as the Mewlon CR produces a ... Learn More
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    Model#: MCR300
    $1,430.00

  18. Takahashi - Medium Juraplate for EM-200 Mount

    Takahashi - Medium Juraplate for EM-200 Mount

    Takahashi Medium Juraplate for the EM-200 mount. Mount two smaller telescopes side-by-side. Slotted to move laterally for better balance ... Learn More
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    Model#: TOP0100
    $349.95

  19. Takahashi - 18mm Abbe Orthoscopic Eyepiece

    Takahashi - 18mm Abbe Orthoscopic Eyepiece

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

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    Model#: TKA00703
    $157.00

  20. Takahashi - WU Adapter for CN-212

    Takahashi - WU Adapter for CN-212

    Inserts into clamp ring of CN-212 (Cassegrain Newtonian 212) or Mewlon 210/250 to attach SCT (Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope) threaded equipment.

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    Model#: TCD0003
    $117.00

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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.