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  1. TBT0001

    Takahashi Losmandy Style Dovetail Plate for Clamshell Tube Holders

    Takahashi Losmandy Style Dovetail Plate for Clamshell Tube Holders ... Learn More
    Model#: TBT0001
    $115.95

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Takahashi Wide Mount T-Thread Spacer for Starlight Xpress and SBIG
  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
    $84.00

  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
    $84.00

  8. Takahashi Wide Mount Ring to FS-60C for Canon EOS
  9. Takahashi - Wide Mount Nikon T-Ring for FS-60C Refractor
  10. 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

  11. Takahashi - White Touch-Up Paint

    Takahashi - White Touch-Up Paint

    Got a nick? Don't be sick. Touch up paint will fix it quick! All joking aside, accidents can happen. It's easy to knock counterweights together and chip the paint... And just as easy to accidentally scratch mounting rings or brackets.

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    Model#: TTP0003

    Regular Price: $11.00

    Special Price: $9.35

  12. Takahashi Visual Coupling S Adapter

    Takahashi - Visual Coupling S Adapter

    This visual coupling must be used with Tak products, such as the FSQ-85ED, that incorporate a collimating scope sleeve with 48mm in the focal train.

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    Model#: TSP0030
    $52.00

  13. Takahashi Vari-Ring

    Takahashi - Vari-Ring

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    Model#: TKA31581
    $90.00

  14. Takahashi - UW Flat Field Series Eyepiece - 7.0mm

    Takahashi - UW Flat Field Series Eyepiece - 7.0mm

    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#: TEA0007
    $995.00

  15. Takahashi - UW Flat Field Series Eyepiece - 5.7mm

    Takahashi - UW Flat Field Series Eyepiece - 5.7mm

    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 ... Learn More
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    Model#: TEA0057
    $945.00

  16. Takahashi - UW Flat Field Series Eyepiece - 3.3mm

    Takahashi - UW Flat Field Series Eyepiece - 3.3mm

    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 ... Learn More
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    Model#: TEA0033
    $945.00

  17. 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

  18. Takahashi Universal Losmandy Style Dovetail Plate for TOA-130/150/Epsilon 180ED Dual Ring

    Takahashi - Universal Losmandy Style Dovetail Plate for TOA-130/150/Epsilon 180ED Dual Ring

    Universal Losmandy style dovetail plate.  Fits all Takahashi TOA-130 / 150 / Epsilon 180ED Dual Rings.

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    Model#: TBT0002
    $165.00

  19. TCW0130

    Takahashi - Tube Weight (3.5-lb) for Takahashi TOA-130

    Have you recently added larger eyepieces or a finderscope to your Tak TOA-130? Did the addition of camera or CCD equipment unbalance the load?

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    Model#: TCW0130
    $170.00

  20. Takahashi Tube Rings for Takahashi TOA-150

    Takahashi - Tube Rings for Takahashi TOA-150

    Takahashi TOA-150 Tube Rings are a two-part, bridged system for a perfect fit with the mount of your choosing. Custom matched paint for a perfect Takahashi fit and finish.

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    Model#: TFK1510
    $599.95

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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.