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  1. Takahashi FSQ 645 Reducer .072x

    Takahashi - FSQ 645 Reducer 0.72x

    Takahashi has a 645 reducer for the FSQ-106ED and CCA-250. This unit was designedin response to the use of larger chip CCD cameras. The reducer produces a 60mmø image circle that is70% illuminated

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    Model#: TKA36580LA
    $2,095.00

  2. 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

  3. Takahashi - E-130 & E-160 Digital Corrector

    Takahashi - E-130 & E-160 Digital Corrector

    The new digital corrector uses two elements in two groups to provide. This new design features superior correction from the original design and distortion has been reduced by 50%. The corrector is totally ... Learn More
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    Model#: TRC130160
    $699.00

  4. 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.

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    Model#: TCD0018L
    $159.95

  5. Takahashi 22Ib Counterweight for EM-500 Mount

    Takahashi - 22Ib Counterweight for EM-500 Mount

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    Model#: TCW0240
    $399.95

  6. TFF0001

    Takahashi - 10:1 MicroEdge Focuser

    The Takahashi 10:1 MicroEdge Focuser provides precision requirements for a wide variety of Takahashi telescopes.

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    Model#: TFF0001
    $249.95

  7. Takahashi - Compression Ring Adapter - Mewlon 2"
  8. 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

  9. Takahashi - FC-L Tripod for EM-2 /10 /11 / P2Z Mounts

    Takahashi - FC-L Tripod for EM-2 /10 /11 / P2Z Mounts

    The Takahashi FC-L Tripod is crafted from fine Luan Mahogany.Designed specifically for Takahashi EM-2, EM-10, EM-11, or P2Z mounts. The Takahashi FC-L Tripod has adjustable height.Tripod Adapter is supplied with mounts, not with tripod ... Learn More
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    Model#: TWT2000
    $624.00

  10. Takahashi FSQ-106ED "New Q" f/5 Astrograph Telescope

    Takahashi - FSQ-106EDXIII "New Q" f/5 Astrograph Telescope

    Now introducing the NEW Takahashi FSQ106! The FSQ106ED telescope features longer backfocus of 178mm to accommodate most CCD systems

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    Model#: FSQ106EDXIII
    $5,150.00

  11. Takahashi 645 Reducer and Camera Angle Adjuster FSQ106-EDX

    Takahashi - 645 Reducer and Camera Angle Adjuster - FSQ106-EDX

    Takahashi 645 Reducer and Camera Angle Adjuster - FSQ106-EDX ... Learn More
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    Model#: TKA36580LX
    $2,295.95

  12. Takahashi - Charger for Takahashi 12V DC Battery

    Takahashi - Charger for Takahashi 12V DC Battery

    Ready to take "charge" of your Takahashi PSB0012 and PSB0026 12 volt batteries? Then the Takahashi PSC0001 12V Battery Charger is for you!

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    Model#: PSC000
    $80.95

  13. Takahashi Mewlon 210 UHC Dall-Kirkham with EM-11 Temma-2M Mount

    Takahashi - Mewlon 210MM Dall-Kirkham Cassegrain Reflector, EM-11 Temma-2M Mount, and FC-L Tripod - Package

    Takahashi uses extensive knife-edge baffling to minimize stray reflections as well as a specially designed tube that also acts as a ... Learn More
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    Model#: TLS2144
    $9,380.00

  14. Takahashi - Spacer for TOA Reducer & SBIG STL Camera

    Takahashi - Spacer for TOA Reducer & SBIG STL Camera

    The Takahashi TCD0022S Adapter was designed specifically to attach a SBIG STL-Series CCD camera with a FW8/STL Filter Wheel attached to a Takahashi TOA-130 Reducer. The models this adapter works with TOA-130 Reducer only.

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    Model#: TCD0022
    $146.00

  15. Takahashi Sky-90/FSQ-85 Accessory Ring Holder
  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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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  19. 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

  20. 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

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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.