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  1. Takahashi - CA Ring 130

    Takahashi - CA Ring 130

    Takahashi CA Ring 130 for Takahashi reducers.

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    Model#: TKA32202
    $79.00

  2. Takahashi 1.25" Compression Ring Adapter

    Takahashi - 1.25" Compression Ring Adapter

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    Model#: TOA0200
    $103.00

  3. Takahashi f/6 Visual Extension Tube

    Takahashi - f/6 Visual Extension Tube

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    Model#: TSP0050
    $52.00

  4. Takahashi Reticle Illuminator for Takahashi 7x50 and 11x50 Finderscopes

    Takahashi - Reticle Illuminator for Takahashi 7 X 50 & 11 X 50 Finderscopes

    Takahashi TRI0001 Red LED Illuminator was design for Takahashi 7X50 and 11X50 Finder Scopes as well as Takahashi 5mm illuminated reticule guiding eyepieces.Cordless Red LED light source powered by two LR44/SR44/MR44 camera batteries (supplied)

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    Model#: TRI0001
    $143.00

  5. Takahashi - Large Tripod Leveler for NJP Mount

    Takahashi - Large Tripod Leveler for NJP Mount

    Large tripod leveler (aka leveller) allows the NJP mount to be elevated an addition 2º - 5º for far northern latitudes.

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    Model#: TTA0002
    $109.00

  6. Takahashi - CA Ring 100

    Takahashi - CA Ring 100

    Takahashi CA Ring 100 for Takahashi reducers.

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    Model#: TKA19202
    $79.00

  7. 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 for SBIG STL-Series CCD camera.
    • Attaches the unit to the Takahashi Epsilon 180, TOA-130FN or Mewlon Reducer.
    • The Takahashi TCD0012S Adapter works with FW8 Filter Wheel attached
    • Precision machined for a perfect fit.
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    Model#: TCD0012S
    $146.00

  8. Takahashi - E-180 Reducer Adapter for FLI Microline Cameras
  9. Takahashi - 12.5mm LE 1.25" Eyepiece

    Takahashi - 12.5mm LE 1.25" Eyepiece

    This Takahashi parfocal eyepiece is based upon the Erfle design which has a 52º apparent field of view and a 9mm eye relief.

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    Model#: TEA0125
    $253.00

  10. Takahashi - Temma-2M RJ-11 Autoguider Cable
  11. Takahashi - J-L Pier for Takahashi NJP Mount

    Takahashi - J-L Pier for Takahashi NJP Mount

    Centrifically cast pier for the NJP mount.J-L model. Centrifugally cast pier for the NJP mount. J-L model

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    Model#: TMP4000
    $1,675.00

  12. Takahashi - 45° V-Adapter for Teegul Sky Patrol II Mount

    Takahashi - 45° V-Adapter for Teegul Sky Patrol II Mount

    V-shaped tripod adapter for Takahashi Teegul Sky Patrol II equatorial mount; an aluminum "wedge" fixed at a 45º angle, used for setting the elevation angle of the polar axis. Adapter is threaded to attach to standard camera tripod with 1/4"-20 screws.

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    Model#: TSV6010
    $69.95

  13. 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

  14. Takahashi TOA-150B Refractor Optical Tube Assembly

    Takahashi - TOA-150B Refractor Optical Tube Assembly

    The Takahashi TOA-150B optical tube assembly is based upon an apochromatic refractor design which is beneficial to inhibit uncessary color often exposed when viewing bright stars and/or planets.

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    Model#: TOA-150B
    $11,885.00

  15. Takahashi - TG-LMLT Lapides Modified Alt-Azimuth Mount and Tripod

    Takahashi - TG-LMLT Lapides Modified Alt-Azimuth Mount and Tripod

    Takahashi Lapides Modified Alt-Az Mount (Green) comes with Slow Motion Controls and Tripod.

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    Model#: TLM7602
    $999.95

  16. Takahashi TOA-150B Refractor with EM-400 Temma II Mount

    Takahashi - TOA-150B Ortho-APO Triplet Refractor, EM-400 Temma 2 Mount, SR-L Tripod - PACKAGE

    The Takahashi TOA-150B employs a newly designed triplet using special elements to produce the highest order of color correction.

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    Model#: TSS1501
    $27,376.00

  17. 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

  18. Takahashi 14.3Ib Counterweight for EM-10 Mount

    Takahashi - 14.3Ib Counterweight for EM-10 Mount

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    Model#: TCW0210
    $214.00

  19. Takahashi Tube Holder for Epsilon 180

    Takahashi - Tube Holder for Epsilon 180

    Takahashi Epsilon 180 Tube Rings were designed specifically to fit the Takahashi Epsilon 180 telescope.

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    Model#: TEK0181
    $499.00

  20. Takahashi - Tube Holder for FSQ-106ED with Offset Plate

    Takahashi - Tube Holder for FSQ-106ED with Offset Plate

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    Model#: TFK1010NU
    $336.00

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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.