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  1. 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

  2. Takahashi f/6 Visual Extension Tube

    Takahashi - f/6 Visual Extension Tube

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    Model#: TSP0050
    $52.00

  3. 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

  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 - CA Ring 130

    Takahashi - CA Ring 130

    Takahashi CA Ring 130 for Takahashi reducers.

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    Model#: TKA32202
    $79.00

  6. Takahashi 1.25" Compression Ring Adapter

    Takahashi - 1.25" Compression Ring Adapter

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    Model#: TOA0200
    $103.00

  7. Takahashi - 7X50 Finderscope for Takahashi E-180ED Epsilon Telescope

    Takahashi - 7X50 Finderscope for Takahashi E-180ED Epsilon Telescope

    It's bold, it's bright, it's yellow... but its optical quality is unparalled. The Takahashi 7X50 Finderscope tube is like mounting a Takahashi "mini-refractor" right to your telescope!

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    Model#: TVF7500Y
    $315.00

  8. Takahashi FS-60C OTA

    Takahashi - FS-60CB 60mm (f/5.9) Fluorite Refractor Optical Tube Assembly

    Are you looking for an extreme high quality refractor telescope to serve across a variety of purposes? Then look no more... Takahashi has your answer with the FS-60CB Fluorite Refractor

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    Model#: TFK6004
    $989.95

  9. 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

  10. Takahashi - TSA-120 Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Telescope - (EM-200 Temma 2M Equatorial Mount)

    Takahashi - TSA-120 Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Telescope - (EM-200 Temma 2M Equatorial Mount)

    The TSA-120 is a great scope for imaging. The TOA 35 flattener converts the 120 into an f/7.3 882mm flat field 2.6º instrument and the reducer changes it to an f/5.6 672mm.

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    Model#: TSS0121
    $14,120.00

  11. Takahashi - TOA-150B Ortho-Apochromat Triplet Refractor , EM-500 Temma II Mount, and EM-500 Metal Tripod

    Takahashi - TOA-150B Ortho-Apochromat Triplet Refractor , EM-500 Temma II Mount, and EM-500 Metal Tripod

    The Takahashi TOA-150B employs a newly designed triplet configuration using special elements to produce the highest order of ... Learn More
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    Model#: TSS1502
    $31,199.00

  12. Takahashi - TOA130 Reducer Adapter/Spacer for SBIG ST-Series Cameras with CFW8/9 Color Filter Wheel

    Takahashi - TOA130 Reducer Adapter/Spacer for SBIG ST-Series Cameras with CFW8/9 Color Filter Wheel

    This Takahashi CCD spacer/adapter attaches an SBIG ST-series CCD camera that has a CFW8 or CFW9 color filter wheel installed to the Takahashi TOA130 Reducer ... Learn More
    Model#: TCD0021
    $146.00

  13. Takahashi - 0.9Ib Tube Counterweight for Mewlon 250
  14. TEQ0002

    Takahashi - Extender-Q 2 " Adapter

    This perfectly machined 2" adapter threads onto the visual adapter section of the Takahashi Extender-Q TEQ0002. The Takahashi Extender-Q allows the use of 2" eyepieces or most 2" refractor star diagonals.

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    Model#: TEQ0002

    Regular Price: $82.00

    Special Price: $69.70

  15. Takahashi FS-102/128 2" Ocular Adapter

    Takahashi - FS-102/128 2" Ocular Adapter

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    Model#: TOA0300
    $145.00

  16. Takahashi - Wide Mount - T-Ring Only

    Takahashi - Wide Mount - T-Ring Only

    The Takahashi TMW0002 Wide Mount T-Ring was designed for 35mm.

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    Model#: TMW0002
    $54.00

  17. Takahashi - SE-M Tripod for EM-200 Mount

    Takahashi - SE-M Tripod for EM-200 Mount

    Medium fixed height wood tripod for EM-200 mount. Includes tripod adapter. Medium fixed height wood tripod for EM-200 mount. Includes tripod adapter.

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    Model#: TWT6002
    $699.95

  18. Takahashi - TOA-130NFB Refractor Optical Tube Assembly - (includes: Micro Edge Focuser/MEF 4" Focuser)

    Takahashi - TOA-130NFB Refractor Optical Tube Assembly - (includes: Micro Edge Focuser/MEF 4" Focuser)

    For those wanting to use a medium format camera, we will offer a deluxe 4° focuser with built-in camera angle adjuster.

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    Model#: TSA0131
    $7,200.00

  19. TPM0001

    Takahashi - PM-1 Equatorial Mount

    A more flexible replacement for the previous and discontinued P-2Z equatorial mount by Takahashi.

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    Model#: TPM0001
    $3,375.00

  20. Takahashi Polar Finder for Teegul Mount

    Takahashi - Polar Finder for Teegul Mount

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    Model#: TPF0001
    $159.95

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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.