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  1. Takahashi - E-160 Digital Corrector

    Takahashi - E-160 Digital Corrector

    The digital corrector replaces the standard photo corrector. It improves performance and produces tighter stars ... Learn More
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    Model#: TDC0060
    $495.00

  2. Takahashi - Mamiya 645 Camera Adapter for FS-102/128/152 & TOA-130

    Takahashi - Mamiya 645 Camera Adapter for FS-102/128/152 & TOA-130

    • The Takahashi TCA0200 Camera Adapter was desinged for the Mamiya 645.
    • Fits Takahashi FS-102, FS-128, FS-152, and TOA-130 telescopes.
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    Model#: TCA0200
    $247.00

  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.

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    Model#: TCA1020
    $79.95

  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
    $79.95

  5. 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
    $79.95

  6. 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
    $119.95

  7. 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

  8. 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
    $117.00

  9. 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
    $103.00

  10. Takahashi - Morris Adapter for CN-21

    Takahashi - Morris Adapter for CN-21

    For CN-212. Morris Adapter attaches to Newtonian corrector with wide thread and has an external SCT thread and internal T-thread.

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    Model#: TCD0005
    $146.00

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Takahashi - Feldstein Adapter #4

    Takahashi - Feldstein Adapter #4

    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#: TCD0008
    $159.95

  14. Takahashi - Epsilon 160/180 CCD Spacer (SBIG ST Series with CFW8/9

    Takahashi - Epsilon 160/180 CCD Spacer (SBIG ST Series with CFW8/9

    The Takahashi TCD0012S Adapter was designed specifically to attach a SBIG STL-Series CCD camera with a FW8 Filter Wheel attached to a Takahashi Epsilon 180, TOA-130FN or Mewlon Reducer. The models this adapter works with Sky 90 or New Q Reducer only and is precision machined for a perfect fit.

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    Model#: TCD0012
    $146.00

  15. 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

  16. 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
    $146.00

  17. 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
    $146.00

  18. 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
    $146.00

  19. 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

  20. Takahashi 29.7mm Spacer for Sky 90

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

    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

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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.