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  1. 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

  2. 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
    $113.95

  3. Baader Planetarium - 2" Clicklock Eyepiece Clamp for Takahashi Sky90

    Baader Planetarium - 2" Clicklock Eyepiece Clamp for Takahashi Sky90

    The wait is over.  Baader Planetarium has developed the big brother to their acclaimed 1¼” Clicklock clamp.

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    Model#: CLSKY90-2
    $116.00

  4. 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
    $119.95

  5. Takahashi - Tube Holder for Takahashi FS-60C Telescope

    Takahashi - Tube Holder for Takahashi FS-60C Telescope

    The Takahashi TSK6010 Tube Holder is designed specifically for Takahashi FS-60C Refractor optical tube assembly.

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    Model#: TSK601
    $124.00

  6. TBT0001

    Takahashi Losmandy Style Dovetail Plate for Clamshell Tube Holders

    Takahashi Losmandy Style Dovetail Plate for Clamshell Tube Holders ... Learn More
    Model#: TBT0001
    $139.95

  7. Takahashi - 110V to 24V 6.5 Amp Regulated Power Supply

    Takahashi - 110V to 24V 6.5 Amp Regulated Power Supply

    A great 110V to 24V battery that can power virtually any Takahashi telescope. Comes with a waterproof case.

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    Model#: TPS0024
    $141.95

  8. Takahashi - 110V to 12V 12 Amp Regulated Power Supply

    Takahashi - 110V to 12V 12 Amp Regulated Power Supply

    A great 110V to 12V battery that can power virtually any Takahashi telescope. Comes with a waterproof case.

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    Model#: TPS0012
    $141.95

  9. Takahashi 12V 26AH Gel Cell Battery for EM & NJP Mounts

    Takahashi - 12V 26AH Gel Cell Battery for EM & NJP Mounts

    A 12 volt 26 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#: PSB0026
    $144.95

  10. Takahashi - Tube Holder for Gibraltar Mount & FS-78 or Sky-90

    Takahashi - Tube Holder for Gibraltar Mount & FS-78 or Sky-90

    Felt-lined tube holder for mounting Takahashi FS-78 or Sky-90 OTA's to the Tele Vue Gibraltar mount. The tube holder is slotted for the Starbeam finder.

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    Model#: TGM0076
    $147.90

  11. Takahashi Star Diagonal

    Takahashi - Star Diagonal

    Let's talk quality here. The Takahashi 1.25" star diagonal uses a high quality prism instead of a mirror. This means a lifetime of service where the coatings won't erode.

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    Model#: TFP0090
    $149.95

  12. Takahashi 10-lb. Counterweight for EM-10 Mount

    Takahashi - 10-lb. Counterweight for EM-10 Mount

    In case your EM-10 mount isn't weight balanced, solve your problem with the Takahashi 10Ib countweight! The weight of this counterweight is 10 pounds.

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    Model#: TCW0200
    $151.00

  13. 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
    $152.99

  14. Takahashi Abbe 9mm Orthoscopic Eyepiece

    Takahashi - Abbe 9mm Orthoscopic Eyepiece

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

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    Model#: TKA00701
    $152.99

  15. Takahashi - Abbe 6mm Orthoscopic Eyepiece

    Takahashi - Abbe 6mm Orthoscopic Eyepiece

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

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    Model#: TKA00700
    $152.99

  16. Takahashi Temma 5 ft Autoguider Cable

    Takahashi - Temma Autoguider Cable - 5 ft

    The Takahashi TRJ0011 Autoguider Cable was designed for CCD cameras other than those made by SBIG.

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    Model#: TRJ0011
    $153.95

  17. Takahashi 9.8 Feet Temma Autoguider Cable

    Takahashi - Temma Autoguider Cable - 9.8 ft

    The Takahashi TRJ0012 Autoguider Cable is for CCD cameras other than those made by SBIG and has RJ12 to mini-din connectors. It measures 3 meters (9.8 feet) long and was designed specifically for the Takahashi Temma Mount.

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    Model#: TRJ0012
    $153.95

  18. Takahashi Cross Plate for EM-200 or NJP Mount

    Takahashi - Cross Plate for EM-200 or NJP Mount

    Takahashi Cross Plate for Takahashi EM-200 or NJP mount.

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    Model#: TOP0310
    $157.90

  19. Takahashi - Abbe 25mm Orthoscopic Eyepiece

    Takahashi - Abbe 25mm Orthoscopic Eyepiece

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

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    Model#: TKA00704
    $160.99

  20. Takahashi - Abbe 18mm Orthoscopic Eyepiece

    Takahashi - Abbe 18mm Orthoscopic Eyepiece

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

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    Model#: TKA00703
    $160.99

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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.