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  1. Takahashi - 12V/12AH Gel Cell Battery with Charger

    Takahashi - 12V/12AH Gel Cell Battery with Charger

    * Power your scope anywhere with this 12-volt, 12AH gel cell battery. * Comes complete with charger. Power your scope anywhere with this 12-volt, 12AH gel cell battery. Comes complete with charger ... Learn More
    Model#: PSS0001
    $135.00

  2. 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

  3. Takahashi - CCD Adapter for TOA130 Reducer to SBIG STL Series with FW8/STL Wheel

    Takahashi - CCD Adapter for TOA130 Reducer to SBIG STL Series with FW8/STL Wheel

    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#: TCD0022S
    $146.00

  4. Takahashi TSA-102/FS-102 114mm Accessory Tube Ring Holder
  5. Takahashi 10:1 Micro Edge Focuser for FC/FS/Epsilon/Mewlon Series

    Takahashi - 10:1 Micro Edge Focuser for FC/FS/Epsilon/Mewlon Series

    Now you can get absolute precision focus with this 10:1 Crayford style focuser.

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    Model#: TFF0002
    $237.90

  6. Takahashi - Short Compression Ring Adapter for M-210/250-CN212
  7. Takahashi - Super Reducer for Takahashi TOA-130F

    Takahashi - Super Reducer for Takahashi TOA-130F

    Designed specifically for the Takahashi TOA-130F refractor telescope, the Takahashi 645-RD "Super" Reducer is ready to take on the task of shortening your focal length from 1000mm to 760mm.

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    Model#: TOASD130F
    $2,119.95

  8. TWT7002

    Takahashi - J-L Tripod for NJP Mount

    Long fixed height wood tripod for NJP mount. Includes tripod tray. Long fixed height wood tripod for NJP mount. Tripod tray included.Length of Leg: 50.39" (1280mm)Height (Set-up): 43.70" (1110mm)Height (To Base of Dec ... Learn More
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    Model#: TWT7002
    $699.95

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. TBL0002

    Takahashi - 2x Barlow Extender

    The Takahashi 2x Barlow Extender is excellent when using it in combination with apochromatic refractors. This accessory is multi-coated, can be used with a diagonal and is built with a compression rings for eyepiece security.

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    Model#: TBL0002
    $209.95

  12. 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

  13. Takahashi - Temma-2 GoTo Conversion Kit for Takahashi NJP Mount

    Takahashi - Temma-2 GoTo Conversion Kit for Takahashi NJP Mount

    Add GoTo capabilities to your NJP mount with this 350X Temma II Conversion Kit. Includes software & cables. A PC or the optional Temma Hand Controller is required for GoTo operations.

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    Model#: TCK0001
    $2,539.00

  14. 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

  15. Takahashi - Tube Holder for FS-78/Sky 90

    Takahashi - Tube Holder for FS-78/Sky 90

    Attaches OTA to Takahashi mount. A tube holder does exactly as the name impliesit holds the tube in a clam-shell-like ring so that the OTA can be mounted to a Takahashi mount.

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    Model#: TFK7110
    $167.00

  16. Takahashi Vari-Ring

    Takahashi - Vari-Ring

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    Model#: TKA31581
    $90.00

  17. Takahashi - 110V to 24V 6.5 Amp Regulated Power Supply

    Takahashi - 110V to 24V 6.5 Amp Regulated Power Supply

    A great 110V to 24V battery that can power virtually any Takahashi telescope. Comes with a waterproof case.

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    Model#: TPS0024
    $115.00

  18. Takahashi J-XL Tripod NJP Mount

    Takahashi - J-XL Tripod for NJP Mount

    Extra long (60"), custom fixed height tripod made of African Mahogany.For very tall observers. Extra long (60"), custom fixed height tripod made of African Mahogany. For very tall observers ... Learn More
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    Model#: TWT7700
    $830.85

  19. Takahashi - Cross Plate for FS-128F Double Tube Holder & NJP Mount

    Takahashi - Cross Plate for FS-128F Double Tube Holder & NJP Mount

    Takahashi Cross plate to mount a FS-128F with a double tube holder to a NJP mount ... Learn More
    Model#: TCP0001
    $177.90

  20. 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

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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.