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  1. Takahashi FC-35 0.66x Reducer for FC/FS Series Telescopes

    Takahashi - FC-35 0.66x Reducer for FC/FS Series Telescopes

    The FC-35 0.66x reducer was designed to be used with the FC-100DF to produce a 485mm focal length at f/4.9 which is a

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    Model#: TKA19580
    $995.00

  2. Takahashi - Feldstein Adapter #4

    Takahashi - Feldstein Adapter #4

    The Feldstein adapter is used for focuser ends found on some Takahashi telescopes to mate items such as a camera to the telescope - or the other end has SCT thread which allows use of SCT-threaded items such as visual backs, T-adapters, etc.

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    Model#: TCD0008
    $159.95

  3. Takahashi - 72mm To NGF-S Flange Adapter

    Takahashi - 72mm To NGF-S Flange Adapter

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    Model#: TCD0011
    $146.00

  4. Takahashi - 3.6mm ED LE 1.25 " Eyepiece

    Takahashi - 3.6mm ED LE 1.25 " Eyepiece

    This 3.6mm eyepiece has a barrel size of 1.25" and provides 9mm of eye relief.

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    Model#: TEA0036
    $269.95

  5. Takahashi - Narrow Saddle Plate for Lapides Teegul - Black
  6. Takahashi - Medium Guiding Mount for FS-78

    Takahashi - Medium Guiding Mount for FS-78

    Takahashi Medium Guiding Mount for FS-78 guidescope.
    Can also be attached to guiding plate, tube holder bridge plates, and Juraplates.

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    Model#: TMG0310
    $511.00

  7. Takahashi - Green Touch-Up Paint

    Takahashi - Green 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#: TTP0002
    $12.00

  8. Takahashi EM-11 USD III Equatorial Mount

    Takahashi - EM-11 USD III Equatorial Mount

    The Takahashi EM-11 USD III mount is made for small to medium sized loads and can support up to 25 pounds ... Learn More
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    Model#: TSM1100
    $2,852.00

  9. 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

  10. Takahashi - TG-LM Lapides Modified Altazimuth Mount - Green

    Takahashi - TG-LM Lapides Modified Altazimuth Mount - Green

    Green Lapides modified alt-azimuth mount head with slow-motion controls. Attaches to any 3/8-16 tripod legs (optional)

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    Model#: TLM7601
    $681.00

  11. Takahashi - SBIG STL Adapter Spacer for Epsilon 180

    Takahashi - SBIG STL Adapter Spacer for Epsilon 180

    The Takahashi TCD0012STL Adapter was designed specifically for SBIG STL-Series CCD camera.

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    Model#: TCD0012STL
    $146.00

  12. Takahashi 4.6Ib Counterweight for EM-10 Mount
  13. Takahashi - 24mm LE Eyepiece - 1.25 "

    Takahashi - 24mm LE Eyepiece - 1.25 "

    A parfocal eyepiece with an apparent field of view of 52º, the 24mm LE Eyepiece by Takahashi includes ED glass and multi-coated optical coatings for improving light transparency and color correction, making this eyepiece a must have for planetary observing.

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    Model#: TEA0240

    Regular Price: $253.00

    Special Price: $215.05

  14. Takahashi EM200 Adjustable Metal Tripod

    Takahashi - EM200 Adjustable Metal Tripod

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    Model#: TMT0200
    $1,199.95

  15. Takahashi - Pier for EM-500 Mount - SQ-LL

    Takahashi - Pier for EM-500 Mount - SQ-LL

    SQ-LL pier for the Takahashi EM-500 equatorial mount

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    Model#: TMP8040
    $1,948.00

  16. Takahashi - 7X50 Finderscope for Takahashi E-180ED Epsilon Telescope

    Takahashi - 7X50 Finderscope for Takahashi E-180ED Epsilon Telescope

    It's bold, it's bright, it's yellow... but its optical quality is unparalled. The Takahashi 7X50 Finderscope tube is like mounting a Takahashi "mini-refractor" right to your telescope!

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    Model#: TVF7500Y
    $315.00

  17. Takahashi Epsilon 180ED f/2.8 Hyperbolic Flat-Field Astrograph Optical Tube Assembly

    Takahashi - Epsilon 180ED f/2.8 Hyperbolic Flat-Field Astrograph OTA

    The Takahashi Epsilon-180ED (D=180mm, F/2.8), based on catadioptric telescope design (means association of lenses and mirrors) offers a fundamental innovation compared with Newton reflector or Schmidt astrograph.

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    Model#: TEK0180
    $5,400.00

  18. TAR0130

    Takahashi - TOA-130 25mm Spacer Ring for 67 Flattener

    Takahashi TOA-130 25mm Spacer Ring for 67 Flattener

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    Model#: TAR0130
    $82.00

  19. Takahashi 10mm LE Eyepiece - 1.25"

    Takahashi - 10mm LE Eyepiece - 1.25"

    This 10mm Erfle five element parfocal Takahashi eyepiece has a 52º apparent field of view and a good eye relief of 9mm.

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    Model#: TEA0010
    $253.00

  20. Takahashi - TSA-102 Triplet APO Refractor with EM-11 Temma II Mount - COMPLETE

    Takahashi - TSA-102 Triplet APO Refractor with EM-11 Temma II Mount - COMPLETE

    The compact size, less than 23" with the lens shade retracted, makes the TSA-102 the perfect ... Learn More
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    Model#: TSS1021
    $8,499.95

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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.