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  1. Takahashi - 25mm Abbe Orthoscopic Eyepiece

    Takahashi - 25mm Abbe Orthoscopic Eyepiece

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

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    Model#: TKA00704
    $157.00

  2. Takahashi CCD Adapter for E-180 Mewlon Reducer or TOA-130FN

    Takahashi - CCD Adapter for E-180, Mewlon Reducer or TOA-130FN to SBIG STL-Series with FW8 STL Filter Wheel

    The Takahashi TCD0012S Adapter was designed specifically to attach a SBIG STL-Series CCD camera with a FW8 Filter Wheel attached to a Takahashi Epsilon 180, TOA-130FN or Mewlon Reducer.

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    Model#: TCD0012S
    $146.00

  3. Takahashi 3Ib Counterweight for EM-10 Mount
  4. Takahashi - 18mm LE 1.25" Eyepiece

    Takahashi - 18mm LE 1.25" Eyepiece

    A great parfocal eyepiece with a 52º apparent field of view and 11mm eye relief. Using ED glass and optical multi-coatings, superior light transmission and color correction are guaranteed making this eyepiece a top choice for planetary observing.

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    Model#: TEA0180
    $253.00

  5. 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

  6. Takahashi - J-LL Pier for Takahashi NJP Mount

    Takahashi - J-LL Pier for Takahashi NJP Mount

    Centrifugally cast pier for the NJP mount.J-LL model. Centrifugally cast pier for the NJP mount. J-LL model

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    Model#: TMP7040
    $1,675.00

  7. Takahashi - Wide Mount T-Ring for Nikon Cameras

    Takahashi - Wide Mount T-Ring for Nikon Cameras

    Wide mount T-ring for Nikon film and digital SLR cameras.

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    Model#: TMW0001
    $84.00

  8. Takahashi - 7X50 Finderscope w/o Bracket

    Takahashi - 7X50 Finderscope w/o Bracket

    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#: TVF7500
    $312.00

  9. 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

  10. Takahashi TCD0774 QSI WSG Series Camera Spacer

    Takahashi - TCD0774 QSI WSG Series Camera Spacer

    The Takahashi TCD0774 Spacer is a Wide Mount T-Thread Spacer for Starlight Express and SBIG Cameras

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    Model#: TCD0774
    $163.00

  11. 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

  12. Takahashi - TOA-150B Ortho-Apochromat Triplet Refractor , EM-500 Temma II Mount, and EM-500 Metal Tripod

    Takahashi - TOA-150B Ortho-Apochromat Triplet Refractor , EM-500 Temma II Mount, and EM-500 Metal Tripod

    The Takahashi TOA-150B employs a newly designed triplet configuration using special elements to produce the highest order of ... Learn More
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    Model#: TSS1502
    $31,199.00

  13. 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

  14. Takahashi 17.61Ib Countweight for EM-400 Mount

    Takahashi - 17.61Ib Countweight for EM-400 Mount

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    Model#: TCW0250
    $340.00

  15. TEK2114

    Takahashi - Double Tube Holder for Takahashi E-210

    Secure your Takahashi E-210 OTA with the mighty double tube holder!

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    Model#: TEK2114
    $457.95

  16. Takahashi - Casady Universal Takahashi Plate

    Takahashi - Casady Universal Takahashi Plate

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    Model#: TDJ0007
    $295.00

  17. Takahashi - 2 " Compression Ring Adapter for FS-102/128/130/152

    Takahashi - 2 " Compression Ring Adapter for FS-102/128/130/152

    This compression ring adapter is a great accessory for FS-102, 128, 130, and 152 optical tube assemblies by Takahashi.

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    Model#: TOA0400
    $156.00

  18. Takahashi - FC-M Tripod for EM-2 / EM-10/ EM-11/ P2Z Mounts

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

    The Takahashi FC-M Wood Tripod is crafted from fine Luan Mahogany and is medium-length.Designed specifically for the Takahashi EM-2, EM-10, EM-11, or P2Z Mount.Tripod adapter is supplied with respective mount ... Learn More
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    Model#: TWT2020
    $599.95

  19. 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

  20. TPM0001

    Takahashi - PM-1 Equatorial Mount

    A more flexible replacement for the previous and discontinued P-2Z equatorial mount by Takahashi.

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    Model#: TPM0001
    $3,375.00

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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.