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  1. Takahashi FSQ-106ED 645 Reducer

    Takahashi - FSQ-106ED 645 Reducer

    The Takahashi FSQ 645 Reducer offers .072X image reduction. Contains four elements in 4 groups and offers a 50% increase in light intensity over the current reducer.

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    Model#: TKA36580LS
    $1,995.00

  2. Takahashi - Collimating Telescope for Refractors, Cassegrains, & Ritchey-Chretiens

    Takahashi - Collimating Telescope for Refractors, Cassegrains, & Ritchey-Chretiens

    Designed for use on refractor, Ritchey-Chrieten and classical Cassegrain telescopes. The Takahashi Collimating Telescope is also used on the Takahashi CN-212, Mewlons and refractors of 820mm or more in focal length

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    Model#: TCE0100
    $265.00

  3. Takahashi TSA-102/FS-102 114mm Accessory Tube Ring Holder
  4. 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

  5. Takahashi - Short Compression Ring Adapter for M-210/250-CN212
  6. Takahashi 4" Field Flattener for Takahashi TOA-130F and TOA-150

    Takahashi - 4 " Field Flattener for Takahashi TOA-130F & TOA-150

    The Takahashi 67-FL Flattener attaches to the 4" focusers of the Takahashi TOA-130F and TOA-150 refractor.

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    Model#: TOA130FF
    $899.95

  7. Takahashi - SE-M Tripod for EM-200 Mount

    Takahashi - SE-M Tripod for EM-200 Mount

    Medium fixed height wood tripod for EM-200 mount. Includes tripod adapter. Medium fixed height wood tripod for EM-200 mount. Includes tripod adapter.

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    Model#: TWT6002
    $699.95

  8. Takahashi - TOA-130NS Refractor Optical Tube Assembly - (includes: Micro Edge Focuser/MEF 2.7" Focuser)

    Takahashi - TOA-130NS Refractor Optical Tube Assembly - (includes: Micro Edge Focuser/MEF 2.7" Focuser)

    The TOA-130 is perfect for visual, CCD and photo imaging.

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    Model#: TSA0130
    $6,500.00

  9. TBT0001

    Takahashi Losmandy Style Dovetail Plate for Clamshell Tube Holders

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    Model#: TBT0001
    $115.95

  10. Takahashi - Band Adapter for 2-Hole Telescopes to NJP Mount

    Takahashi - Band Adapter for 2-Hole Telescopes to NJP Mount

    This Band adapter allows 2-hole (8mm X 1.25 screws) Takahashi tube holders, and other accessories that match that pattern, to attach to the NJP, a 4-hole mount.

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    Model#: TBA0100
    $147.90

  11. Takahashi Adjustable Tripod Adapter for Teegul Sky Patrol II Mount

    Takahashi - Adjustable Tripod Adapter for Teegul Sky Patrol II Mount

    The Takahashi Adjustable Tripod Adapter for Teegul Sky Patrol II Mount is a threaded adapter that connects to standard camera tripods with 1.25"-20 screws to set the elevation angle of polar axis.

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    Model#: TSH6010
    $69.95

  12. Takahashi - Temma-2 Jr. GoTo Conversion Kit for EM-200 USD III Mounts

    Takahashi - Temma-2 Jr. GoTo Conversion Kit for EM-200 USD III Mounts

    Add GoTo capabilities to your EM-200 USD III (not USD) mount with this 300X Temma II, Jr. Conversion Kit. Includes encoders, electronics, control box, cables and software.

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    Model#: TCK0005
    $1,004.00

  13. Takahashi FSQ-85ED Baby "Q" Refractor with EM-200 Temma 2M Mount

    Takahashi - FSQ-85ED Baby "Q" Refractor with EM-200 Temma 2M Mount

    This superb Takahashi Complete Set does everything well, with correction for ... Learn More
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    Model#: TSS0852
    $11,552.00

  14. Takahashi - Reducer/Flattener for Sky 90, FS-78, & FS-60C

    Takahashi - Reducer/Flattener for Sky 90, FS-78, & FS-60C

    The Takahashi F/4.5 Reducer-Flattener was designed for the Sky 90II, but it also works well with the Takahashi FS-78 and FS-60C model refractor telescopes, too.

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    Model#: TFP0900
    $507.00

  15. Takahashi - Pier Adapter for NJP Mount

    Takahashi - Pier Adapter for NJP Mount

    NJP Pier Adapter.Attach the Takahashi NJP mount to your pier. If you would like to put your Takahashi NJP mount on a pier, you will need this adapter

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    Model#: TPA0002
    $242.00

  16. TWT7003

    Takahashi - J-LL Tripod for NJP Mount

    Extra tall (48") fixed height tripod for taller observers.Includes tripod tray.  Extra tall (48") fixed height tripod for taller observers. Tray included.Length of Leg: 56.29" (1430mm)Height (Set-up): 49 ... Learn More
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    Model#: TWT7003
    $754.95

  17. Takahashi Medium (M) Accessory Mounting Plate for EM-200

    Takahashi - Medium (M) Accessory Mounting Plate for EM-200

    Takahashi medium (M) accessory plate for the EM-200 mount. Mounts FS-152 tube holder to EM-200 mount.

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    Model#: TMP0220
    $195.00

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. Takahashi Charger for Takahashi 12V DC Battery

    Takahashi - Charger for Takahashi 12V DC Battery

    Battery charger with electronic cut-off. For use with PSB0012 and PSB0026 12v rechargeable gel cell batteries.

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    Model#: PSC0001
    $66.00

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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.