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  1. Takahashi - CA Ring 130

    Takahashi - CA Ring 130

    Takahashi CA Ring 130 for Takahashi reducers.

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    Model#: TKA32202
    $79.00

  2. Takahashi F/3 0.6x Reducer

    Takahashi - F/3 0.6x Reducer

    The new Takahashi F3 0.6x is a high-performance reducer designed to reduce the focal length to F3 for the FSQ-106ED and the premium astrograph FSQ-130ED.

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    Model#: TKA38581
    $945.00

  3. Takahashi 1.25" Compression Ring Adapter

    Takahashi - 1.25" Compression Ring Adapter

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    Model#: TOA0200
    $103.00

  4. Takahashi - CA Ring 100

    Takahashi - CA Ring 100

    Takahashi CA Ring 100 for Takahashi reducers.

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    Model#: TKA19202
    $79.00

  5. Takahashi f/6 Visual Extension Tube

    Takahashi - f/6 Visual Extension Tube

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    Model#: TSP0050
    $52.00

  6. 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

  7. Takahashi TOA-130NFB Refractor Optical Tube Assembly with 4" Focuser

    Takahashi - TOA-130NFB Refractor Optical Tube Assembly - (includes: Micro Edge Focuser/MEF 4" Focuser)

    For those wanting to use a medium format camera, we will offer a deluxe 4° focuser with built-in camera angle adjuster.

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    Model#: TSA0131
    $7,200.00

  8. Takahashi - FC-76D Flattener

    Takahashi - FC-76D Flattener

    This flattener from Takahashi is compatible with FC-76 and FS-78 optical tubes. This can help aid in astrophotography, specifically in deep sky because it reduces the focal ratio.

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    Model#: FC-76D-Flattener
    $249.00

  9. Takahashi Reticle Illuminator for Takahashi 7x50 and 11x50 Finderscopes

    Takahashi - Reticle Illuminator for Takahashi 7 X 50 & 11 X 50 Finderscopes

    Takahashi TRI0001 Red LED Illuminator was design for Takahashi 7X50 and 11X50 Finder Scopes as well as Takahashi 5mm illuminated reticule guiding eyepieces.Cordless Red LED light source powered by two LR44/SR44/MR44 camera batteries (supplied)

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    Model#: TRI0001
    $143.00

  10. Takahashi - Pier Adapter for EM-500 Mount

    Takahashi - Pier Adapter for EM-500 Mount

    The Takahashi TPA0500 Pier Adapter was designed specifically for the Takahashi EM-500 Mount. Includes base, base adapter and mount adapter.

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    Model#: TPA0500
    $423.00

  11. Takahashi Collimating Eyepiece for Newtonians and Cassegrains

    Takahashi - Collimating Eyepiece for Newtonians & Cassegrains

    Great tool for collimating a Newtonian or Cassegrain telescope. This item should be used with Takahashi collimating tube (sold separately).

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    Model#: TCE0020
    $61.00

  12. Takahashi - FS-60Q with Teegul Patrol III Mount

    Takahashi - FS-60Q with Teegul Patrol III Mount

    The 600mm focal length offers a good sized image on the sensor or film in an extremely portable package. This ... Learn More
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    Model#: TTG6001
    $4,095.00

  13. 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

  14. Takahashi Mewlon 250 Corrected Dall-Kirkham Telescope with EM-200 Temma II Mount

    Takahashi - Mewlon 250 10" f/12 Corrected Dall-Kirkham Telescope - (EM-200 Temma II Mount)

    The Mewlon Series of Dall-Kirkham Telescopes by Takahashi combines refractor-like performance in a larger folded optic reflector design.

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    Model#: TLS2146CRS

    Regular Price: $21,500.00

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  15. TOA130R

    Takahashi - TOA-130 Reducer

    Make your Takahashi TOA-130 great for deep sky by making its focal ratio to a whopping f/5.76 and making flat field images! This is a magnificient chance for advanced astrophotography (35mm), specifically with larger chips and sensors.

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    Model#: TOA130R
    $720.00

  16. TWT7001

    Takahashi - J-M Tripod for NJP Mount

    Medium fixed height wood tripod for Losmandy NJP mount.Includes tripod tray. Medium fixed height wood tripod for NJP mount. Tripod tray included.Length of Leg: 28.74" (730mm)Height (Set-up): 25.59" (650mm)Height (To Base of Dec ... Learn More
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    Model#: TWT7001
    $668.00

  17. 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

  18. Takahashi - Mewlon 300CRS Dall-Kirkham Optical Tube Assembly

    Takahashi - Mewlon 300CRS Dall-Kirkham Optical Tube Assembly

    Dall-Kirkham Telescopes by world-renowned TakahashiJapan© combines refractor-like performance in a larger folded optic reflector design. ... Learn More
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    Model#: TLK3502
    $16,995.00

  19. 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

  20. 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

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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.