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  1. 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
    $65.95

  2. Takahashi - TOA130FN Flattener Wide T-Mount

    Takahashi - TOA130FN Flattener Wide T-Mount

    Suitable for 35mm astrophotography, too! Now you can use your 35mm camera or DSLR camera with your Takahashi TOA-130 telescope.

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    Model#: TCA1050
    $97.95

  3. 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. The wide set of rings are custom machined to adapt your camera to the scope for prime focus photography.

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    Model#: TCA1020
    $97.95

  4. Takahashi DSLR Wide Mount Camera Adapter

    Takahashi - DSLR Wide Mount Camera Adapter

    The Takahashi TCA1030 Adapter was designed for Takahashi FS-102, FSQ-106, FS-128, and FS-152 telescopes.

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    Model#: TCA1030
    $97.95

  5. TAR0130

    Takahashi - TOA-130 25mm Spacer Ring for 67 Flattener

    Takahashi TOA-130 25mm Spacer Ring for 67 Flattener

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    Model#: TAR0130
    $99.95

  6. 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
    $101.95

  7. 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
    $101.95

  8. Takahashi WU Adapter with T-Threads

    Takahashi - WU Adapter with T-Threads

    WU Adapter with T-Threads for the CN-212.

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    Model#: TCD0004
    $124.95

  9. Takahashi CCD Adapter for E-180 Mewlon Reducer or TOA-130FN

    Takahashi - CCD Adapter for E-180, Mewlon Reducer or TOA-130FN to SBIG STL-Series with FW8 STL Filter Wheel

    • The Takahashi TCD0012S Adapter was designed specifically for SBIG STL-Series CCD camera.
    • Attaches the unit to the Takahashi Epsilon 180, TOA-130FN or Mewlon Reducer.
    • The Takahashi TCD0012S Adapter works with FW8 Filter Wheel attached
    • Precision machined for a perfect fit.
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    Model#: TCD0012S
    $141.00

  10. Takahashi - SBIG STL Adapter Spacer for Epsilon 180

    Takahashi - SBIG STL Adapter Spacer for Epsilon 180

    The Takahashi TCD0012STL Adapter was designed specifically for SBIG STL-Series CCD camera.

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    Model#: TCD0012STL
    $141.00

  11. Takahashi - E-180, TOA-130FN or Mewlon Reducer Adapter/Spacer for SBIG ST-Series CCD Cameras & CFW10

    Takahashi - E-180, TOA-130FN or Mewlon Reducer Adapter/Spacer for SBIG ST-Series CCD Cameras & CFW10

    The Takahashi TCD0012L Adapter was designed specifically to attach a SBIG ST-series CCD camera with a CFW10 color filter wheel installed to a Takahashi telescope. The models this adapter works with includes the Takahashi Epsilon 18, the TOA-130FN telescope, or the Mewlon reducer. This is a 25mm Spacer, Wide Mount to Male T-Thread.

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    Model#: TCD0012L
    $141.00

  12. Takahashi - TOA130 Reducer Adapter/Spacer for SBIG ST-Series CCD Cameras with CFW10

    Takahashi - TOA130 Reducer Adapter/Spacer for SBIG ST-Series CCD Cameras with CFW10

    This Takahashi CCD spacer/adapter attaches an SBIG ST-series CCD camera that has a CFW10 color filter wheel installed to the Takahashi TOA130 Reducer.

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    Model#: TCD0021L
    $141.00

  13. 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
    $142.00

  14. Takahashi - Wide Mount to T-Thread CCD Adapter

    Takahashi - Wide Mount to T-Thread CCD Adapter

    Attach CCD camera to CA-35 (35mm camera adapter) for telescope series FSQ/TSA/TOA/FS. Wide mount male thread to male T-thread for CA-35.

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    Model#: TCD0001
    $144.95

  15. 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

  16. 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
    $158.00

  17. Takahashi - Sky 90 or New Q Reducer Adapter/Spacer for SBIG ST-Series Camera & CFW10

    Takahashi - Sky 90 or New Q Reducer Adapter/Spacer for SBIG ST-Series Camera & CFW10

    The Takahashi TCD0018L Adapter attaches an SBIG ST-series CCD camera with CFW10 color filter wheel installed. Designed specifically to fit the Takahashi Sky 90 telescope or the FSQ-105 "New Q" reducer. The Takahashi TCD0018L Adapter is a 41.2mm spacer x 55.9mm x .75 to a male t-thread adapter.

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    Model#: TCD0018L
    $158.00

  18. Takahashi - E-180, TOA-130FN or Mewlon Reducer Adapter for FLI IMG/Proline CCD Camera

    Takahashi - E-180, TOA-130FN or Mewlon Reducer Adapter for FLI IMG/Proline CCD Camera

    The Takahashi TCD0012FLI Adapter was designed specifically to attach a FLI IMG or Proline CCD Camera to a Takahashi telescope. The models this adapter works with includes the Takahashi Epsilon 180, the TOA-130FN telescope, or the Mewlon reducer. This is a 12.3mm Wide Mount Spacer/Adapter.

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    Model#: TCD0012FLI
    $158.00

  19. Takahashi - CCD Adapter for Sky 90 & New Q Reducer to SBIG STL Series w/FW8 STL Wheel

    Takahashi - CCD Adapter for Sky 90 & New Q Reducer to SBIG STL Series w/FW8 STL Wheel

    The Takahashi TCD0018S 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.

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    Model#: TCD0018S
    $158.00

  20. Takahashi - Sky 90 or New Q Reducer Adapter/Spacer for FLI IMG or Proline Cameras

    Takahashi - Sky 90 or New Q Reducer Adapter/Spacer for FLI IMG or Proline Cameras

    The Takahashi TCD0018FLI Adapter connects to the FLI or Proline CCD camera to a Takahashi Sky 90 telescope or Takahashi FSQ-106 "New Q" reducer.
    The Takahashi TCD0018FLI Adapter has dimensions of 28.3mm. 55.9mm x .75.

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    Model#: TCD0018FLI
    $158.00

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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.