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  1. Takahashi FSQ 106 Adapter for Diagonal

    Takahashi - FSQ 106 Adapter for Diagonal

    Do you have two quality Takahashi products you'd like to put together, but it won't quite work? Then relax... Takahashi has devised a way to enjoy both your Tak FSQ 106 and their premium diagonal in an inexpensive way.

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    Model#: TDR0200
    $71.00

  2. 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

  3. Takahashi - Wide Mount T-Ring for Nikon Cameras

    Takahashi - Wide Mount T-Ring for Nikon Cameras

    Wide mount T-ring for Nikon film and digital SLR cameras.

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    Model#: TMW0001
    $84.00

  4. Takahashi - TG-LML Mount-to-SE Tripod Adapter

    Takahashi - TG-LML Mount-to-SE Tripod Adapter

    For the new TLM7601Teegul mount. This adapter allows all Takahashi SE tripods to be attached to Teegul mount.

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    Model#: TLM7603
    $14.90

  5. Takahashi - Tube Holder for FS-78/Sky 90

    Takahashi - Tube Holder for FS-78/Sky 90

    Attaches OTA to Takahashi mount. A tube holder does exactly as the name impliesit holds the tube in a clam-shell-like ring so that the OTA can be mounted to a Takahashi mount.

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    Model#: TFK7110
    $167.00

  6. Takahashi - TOA-130 Tube Holder

    Takahashi - TOA-130 Tube Holder

    The Takahashi TOA-130 Tube Holder was designed specifically for the Takahashi TOA-130S or TOA-130F refractor.

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    Model#: TFK1300
    $339.95

  7. 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

  8. Takahashi 29.7mm Spacer for Sky 90

    Takahashi - 29.7mm Spacer for Sky 90/New Q Reducer to SBIG ST with CFW-8 Color Filter Wheel

    The Takahashi TCD0018 is a 29.7mm Spacer/Adapter for the Sky-90, FS-60C, or "New Q" FSQ-106ED Reducer when using an SBIG ST-Series Camera with CFW-8 filter wheel. Measurements are 29.7mm x 55.9mm x .75 female to male T-thread adapter.

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    Model#: TCD0018

    Regular Price: $163.00

    Special Price: $138.55

  9. Takahashi Feldstein Adapter #6 for SBIG STL Cameras

    Takahashi - Feldstein Adapter #6 for SBIG STL Cameras

    The Feldstein adapter is used for focuser ends found on some Takahashi telescopes to mate items such as a camera to the telescope - or the other end has SCT thread which allows use of SCT-threaded items such as visual backs, T-adapters, etc.

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    Model#: TCD0017
    $152.00

  10. Takahashi - Feldstein Adapter #3

    Takahashi - Feldstein Adapter #3

    The Feldstein adapter is used for focuser ends found on some Takahashi telescopes to mate items such as a camera to the telescope - or the other end has SCT thread which allows use of SCT-threaded items such as visual backs, T-adapters, etc.

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    Model#: TCD0007
    $142.00

  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 - 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

  13. Takahashi - Camera Platform for Takahashi Teegul Sky Patrol II Mount

    Takahashi - Camera Platform for Takahashi Teegul Sky Patrol II Mount

    Machined of anodized aluminum, this felt-topped adapter plate attaches to the Takahashi Teegul Sky Patrol II Mount and accepts anything that has a 1/4"-20 thread hole, including Digital SLR cameras, small telescopes, etc.

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    Model#: TSP0002
    $69.95

  14. Takahashi - 2 " Compression Ring Adapter for FS-102/128/130/152

    Takahashi - 2 " Compression Ring Adapter for FS-102/128/130/152

    This compression ring adapter is a great accessory for FS-102, 128, 130, and 152 optical tube assemblies by Takahashi.

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    Model#: TOA0400
    $156.00

  15. Takahashi Feldstein Adapter #2

    Takahashi - Feldstein Adapter #2

    The Feldstein adapter is used for focuser ends found on some Takahashi telescopes to mate items such as a camera to the telescope - or the other end has SCT thread which allows use of SCT-threaded items such as visual backs, T-adapters, etc.

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    Model#: TCD0006
    $146.00

  16. Takahashi - Feldstein CCD Adapter

    Takahashi - Feldstein CCD Adapter

    The Feldstein adapter is used for focuser ends found on some Takahashi telescopes to mate items such as a camera to the telescope - or the other end has SCT thread which allows use of SCT-threaded items such as visual backs, T-adapters, etc.

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    Model#: TCD0002
    $154.00

  17. Takahashi - Large Accessory Mounting Plate for NJP & EM-500 Mounts.

    Takahashi - Large Accessory Mounting Plate for NJP & EM-500 Mounts.

    Takahashi large accessory mounting plate for NJP & EM-500 Mounts. Dimensions: 12\" X 8\". Use to attach the Tak FS-152 to NJP or EM-500 mounts.

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    Model#: TMP0210

    Regular Price: $448.00

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  18. 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

  19. TMP0103

    Takahashi - Accessory Mounting Plate for EM-2S & EM-10 mounts.

    Takahashi accessory mounting plate for EM-2S & EM-10 mounts. Dimensions: 10 ... Learn More
    Model#: TMP0103
    $142.00

  20. Takahashi Medium (M) Accessory Mounting Plate for EM-200

    Takahashi - Medium (M) Accessory Mounting Plate for EM-200

    Takahashi medium (M) accessory plate for the EM-200 mount. Mounts FS-152 tube holder to EM-200 mount.

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    Model#: TMP0220
    $195.00

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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.