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  1. Takahashi f/6 Visual Extension Tube

    Takahashi - f/6 Visual Extension Tube

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    Model#: TSP0050
    $52.00

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Takahashi - CA Ring 100

    Takahashi - CA Ring 100

    Takahashi CA Ring 100 for Takahashi reducers.

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    Model#: TKA19202
    $79.00

  5. Takahashi - CA Ring 130

    Takahashi - CA Ring 130

    Takahashi CA Ring 130 for Takahashi reducers.

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    Model#: TKA32202
    $79.00

  6. Takahashi 1.25" Compression Ring Adapter

    Takahashi - 1.25" Compression Ring Adapter

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    Model#: TOA0200
    $103.00

  7. TEA0050

    Takahashi - 5mm ED LE 1.25 " Eyepiece

    Takahashi eyepieces have their lenses matched and assembled by hand at their plant in Japan. The lenses are all fully multi-coated for best light transmission. The LE eyepieces have a long eye relief parfocal 52 degree field of view.

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    Model#: TEA0050
    $269.95

  8. Takahashi - Narrow Saddle Plate for Lapides Teegul - Black
  9. 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

  10. TSQ0106NQ

    Takahashi - Extender QE - 1.6X 2 " Extender & Field Flattener for New FSQ-106

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    Model#: TSQ0106NQ
    $469.95

  11. Takahashi - Mewlon 300 12" Dall-Kirkham Telescope - (EM-500 Mount, SQ-LL Pier)

    Takahashi - Mewlon 300 12" Dall-Kirkham Telescope - (EM-500 Mount, SQ-LL Pier)

    The Mewlon series of Dall-Kirkham Cassegrain telescopes from Takahashi offer the experienced observer a level of performance and portability not found in other Cassegrain telescopes mass produced for amateurs.

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    Model#: TLS3219P
    $30,150.85

  12. Takahashi ST-4 auto guider cable for Temma-2M mounts

    Takahashi - ST-4 auto guider cable for Temma-2M mounts

    Connect an SBIG ST-4 Auto guider to the Temma-2M Mount.

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    Model#: TGC0001-2M
    $139.95

  13. Takahashi EM-3500 Temma II Mount and OTA (not included)

    Takahashi - EM-3500 Temma II 400X Observatory Mount & Pier

    EM-3500 Temma II GoTo 400X Observatory Mount & Pier. 2.5 arc second accuracy. Mount weighs 2000 lbs. with pier.

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    Model#: TSM8500
    $83,159.95

  14. Takahashi - FC-100DF Steinheil Fluorite Doublet Apochromat Optical Tube Assembly - Imaging Model

    Takahashi - FC-100DF Steinheil Fluorite Doublet Apochromat Optical Tube Assembly - Imaging 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#: TFK10110
    $2,595.00

  15. Takahashi - E-180, TOA-130FN or Mewlon Reducer Adapter for FLI IMG/Proline CCD Camera

    Takahashi - E-180, TOA-130FN or Mewlon Reducer Adapter for FLI IMG/Proline CCD Camera

    The Takahashi TCD0012FLI Adapter was designed specifically to attach a FLI IMG or Proline CCD Camera to a Takahashi telescope.

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    Model#: TCD0012FLI
    $158.00

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

    Takahashi - 72mm To NGF-S Flange Adapter

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    Model#: TCD0011
    $146.00

  17. Takahashi - 30mm LE Eyepiece - 1.25"

    Takahashi - 30mm LE Eyepiece - 1.25"

    The Takahashi LE Series Eyepiece produces images that live up to the Takahashi name... A name that has become synonymous with terms like "quality" and "precision" in today's amateur astronomy market.

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    Model#: TEA0300
    $273.00

  18. Takahashi EM200 Adjustable Metal Tripod

    Takahashi - EM200 Adjustable Metal Tripod

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    Model#: TMT0200
    $1,199.95

  19. 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

  20. 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

    Regular Price: $11.00

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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.