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  1. Takahashi - E-180, TOA-130FN or Mewlon Reducer Adapter/Spacer for SBIG ST-Series CCD Cameras & CFW10 Color Filter Wheel

    Takahashi - E-180, TOA-130FN or Mewlon Reducer Adapter/Spacer for SBIG ST-Series CCD Cameras & CFW10 Color Filter Wheel

    The Takahashi TCD0012L Adapter was designed specifically to attach a SBIG ST-series CCD camera with a CFW10 color filter wheel installed to a Takahashi telescope

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    Model#: TCD0012L
    $146.00

  2. Takahashi - 9mm Wide Male to Female T-Thread for SBIG ST Cameras
  3. Takahashi - 7.5mm ED LE 1.25 " Eyepiece

    Takahashi - 7.5mm ED LE 1.25 " Eyepiece

    The higher magnification eyepieces in the line (2.8, 3.6, 5, and 7.5mm) use ED (extra low dispersion) glass for the best color correction. This is really a bonus when observing planets! All are fully multi-coated for ultimate light transmission.

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    Model#: TEA0075
    $269.95

  4. Takahashi Narrow Saddle Plate for Lapides Teegul Green

    Takahashi - Narrow Saddle Plate for Lapides Teegul - Green

    Saddle plate will fit Takahashi, Vixen and Celestron narrow dove tail plates.

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    Model#: TSP0001
    $162.00

  5. 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

  6. Takahashi Teegul Sky-Patrol III Equatorial Mount

    Takahashi - Teegul Sky-Patrol III Equatorial Mount

    This ingeniously designed equatorial mount is really lightweight and portable: It weighs only 7-3/4 lbs (3-1/2kg) and, with the 5-1/2" long counterweight shaft removed, will fit in a 7" X 8" X 3-3/4" space! Takahashi suggests a 5 pound

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    Model#: TSP6100
    $1,289.00

  7. 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

  8. Temma Hand Controller

    Takahashi - Advanced Temma Hand Controller

    Each controller is custom made, and comes with a 3 year warrantyIntroducing a new hand controller designed for Takahashi Temma Mounts by AstroSolutions LLC ... Learn More
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    Model#: ATHC0001
    $995.00

  9. Takahashi EM-500 Temma II Equatorial Mount

    Takahashi - EM-500 Temma II Equatorial Mount

    EM-500 has a tracking accuracy of +/- 3.5 arc seconds without periodic error correction.Temma II GoTo system slews at 560X sidereal rate. Can be operated via The Sky, Level IV.Comes with illuminated polar finder. Tripod or pier optional

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    Model#: TSM7100
    $13,199.00

  10. Takahashi - FC-100DC Steinheil Fluorite Doublet Apochromat Optical Tube Assembly - Visual Model

    Takahashi - FC-100DC Steinheil Fluorite Doublet Apochromat Optical Tube Assembly - Visual Model

    Takahshi has just introduced an updated version of the original FC-100 now called the FC-100D. It has been designed for the digital age.

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    Model#: TFK10010
    $2,395.00

  11. Takahashi - Sky 90 or New Q Reducer Adapter/Spacer for FLI IMG or Proline Cameras

    Takahashi - Sky 90 or New Q Reducer Adapter/Spacer for FLI IMG or Proline Cameras

    The Takahashi TCD0018FLI Adapter connects to the FLI or Proline CCD camera to a Takahashi Sky 90 telescope or Takahashi FSQ-106 "New Q" reducer.
    The Takahashi TCD0018FLI Adapter has dimensions of 28.3mm. 55.9mm x .75.

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    Model#: TCD0018FLI
    $158.00

  12. Takahashi 3Ib Counterweight for EM-10 Mount
  13. Takahashi 50mm LE 2" Eyepiece

    Takahashi - 50mm LE 2" Eyepiece

    • Five element Erfle offers an appreciable 50º apparent field of view.
    • The Takahashi LE Series Eyepiece gives long eye relief and parfocal qualities.
    • Engineered with extra-low dispersion (ED) glass for superior color correction.
    • The Takahashi LE Series Eyepiece are full multi-coated for ultimate light transmission.
    • This 50mm eyepiece has a barrel size of 2" and provides 25mm of eye relief.
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    Model#: TEA0500
    $499.95

  14. Takahashi - FC-L Wood Tripod for EM-200 or SE-S

    Takahashi - FC-L Wood Tripod for EM-200 or SE-S

    Includes tripod tray,  tripod adapter and shimano clamps.

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    Model#: TWT4010
    $719.95

  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 - Baby Q Tube Rings

    Takahashi - Baby Q Tube Rings

    A necessary accessory for owner's or owner's-to-be of the Takahashi Baby Q OTA. A tube holder does exactly as the name implies...it 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#: TSQ0085
    $259.95

  17. Takahashi 12V 26AH Gel Cell Battery for EM & NJP Mounts

    Takahashi - 12V 26AH Gel Cell Battery for EM & NJP Mounts

    A 12 volt 26 amp hour battery for both Takahashi EM and NJP mounts. This non spillable battery is sealed to ensure highest quality and life.

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    Model#: PSB0026
    $119.95

  18. Takahashi - UW Flat Field Series Eyepiece - 3.3mm

    Takahashi - UW Flat Field Series Eyepiece - 3.3mm

    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 ... Learn More
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    Model#: TEA0033
    $945.00

  19. Takahashi FS-60C 60mm Refractor Telescope with Teegul Sky Patrol III Mount

    Takahashi - FS-60CB 60mm f/5.9 Refractor Telescope - (Teegul Sky Patrol III Mount)

    Takahashi has just introduced the latest addition to its FS Series fluorite apochromatic refractors. As with all other FS refractors the FS-60C has its hard multi-coated fluorite objective up front with a low dispersion hard multicoated rear element.

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    Model#: TTG6100
    $3,215.00

  20. Takahashi Abbe 12.5mm Orthoscopic Eyepiece

    Takahashi - 12.5mm Abbe Orthoscopic Eyepiece

    Takahashi has just re-introduced their line of Abbe Orthoscopic eyepieces.

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    Model#: TKA00702
    $149.95

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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.