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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 - 12V 12AH Gel Cell Battery for EM & NJP Mounts

    Takahashi - 12V 12AH Gel Cell Battery for EM & NJP Mounts

    A 12 volt 12 amp hour battery for both Takahashi EM and NJP mounts. This non spillable battery is sealed to ensure highest quality and life.

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    Model#: PSB0012
    $99.99

  3. Takahashi - 25mm Abbe Orthoscopic Eyepiece

    Takahashi - 25mm Abbe Orthoscopic Eyepiece

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

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    Model#: TKA00704
    $157.00

  4. Takahashi - Sky 90 or New Q Reducer Adapter/Spacer for SBIG STL-Series CCD Cameras

    Takahashi - Sky 90 or New Q Reducer Adapter/Spacer for SBIG STL-Series CCD Cameras

    The Takahashi TCD0018STL 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 and does not include color filter wheel attachment.

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    Model#: TCD0018STL
    $163.00

  5. Takahashi 4.6Ib Counterweight for EM-10 Mount
  6. Takahashi - Extender-Q - 1.6X Extender For Takahashi FSQ-106

    Takahashi - Extender-Q - 1.6X Extender For Takahashi FSQ-106

    If you're a Takahashi owner, you'll be interested in the Takahashi Extender-Q. It's touted as the #1 accessory for removing any remaining false color from brighter objects - without degrading the image.

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    Model#: TEQ0001
    $599.00

  7. Takahashi EM200 Adjustable Metal Tripod

    Takahashi - EM200 Adjustable Metal Tripod

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    Model#: TMT0200
    $1,199.95

  8. 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.

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    Model#: TMT0003
    $2,599.95

  9. Takahashi - 6x30 Finderscope without Bracket

    Takahashi - 6x30 Finderscope without Bracket

    Do you need to focus? No worries. The eyepiece screws in and out of the finderscope body to achieve focus and a knurled trim ring locks it into place. What's more, the usable eye relief is an incredible 17mm for virtually unvignetted views for eyeglass wearers!

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    Model#: TVF6300
    $154.00

  10. 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

  11. Takahashi - UW Flat Field Series Eyepiece - 10mm

    Takahashi - UW Flat Field Series Eyepiece - 10mm

    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

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    Model#: TEA0100
    $945.00

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Takahashi - 0.9Ib Tube Counterweight for Mewlon 250
  16. 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

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

    Takahashi - FS-102/128 2" Ocular Adapter

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    Model#: TOA0300
    $145.00

  18. Takahashi - 2" Compression Ring Adapter for Sky-90/FS-78/FS60-C

    Takahashi - 2" Compression Ring Adapter for Sky-90/FS-78/FS60-C

    The Takahashi 2" Compression Ring Adapter for Sky-90 OTA. With brass interiors, you can safely insert and use your 2" barrel sized eyepieces in this OTA. Simply attach the compression ring directly to the focuser.

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    Model#: TOA0060
    $142.90

  19. Takahashi 50mm Finder Bracket for Takahashi Epsilon 180ED

    Takahashi - 50mm Finder Bracket for Takahashi Epsilon 180ED - Black

    Don't mount your 50mm Takahashi finder scope to you Takahashi Epsilon 180ED with just any old bracket... Do it with genuine Takahashi parts!

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    Model#: TVF7501B
    $86.95

  20. 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

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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.