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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 F/3 0.6x Reducer

    Takahashi - F/3 0.6x Reducer

    The new Takahashi F3 0.6x is a high-performance reducer designed to reduce the focal length to F3 for the FSQ-106ED and the premium astrograph FSQ-130ED.

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    Model#: TKA38581
    $945.00

  3. Takahashi 1.25" Compression Ring Adapter

    Takahashi - 1.25" Compression Ring Adapter

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    Model#: TOA0200
    $103.00

  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 f/6 Visual Extension Tube

    Takahashi - f/6 Visual Extension Tube

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    Model#: TSP0050
    $52.00

  6. 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

  7. Takahashi Temma Autoguider Cable for SBIG ST-4

    Takahashi - Temma Autoguider Cable for SBIG ST-4

    Do you need to connect your SBIG ST-4 CCD camera to your Takahashi Temma Mount? Then you need the Takahashi RJ-11 Temma Mount Autoguider Cable.

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    Model#: TGC0001
    $139.95

  8. Takahashi FC-100DL 100m f/9 Apochromatic Refractor

    Takahashi - FC-100DL 100mm f/9 Apochromatic Refractor Optical Tube Assembly

    Takahashi’s new FC-100DL fluorite apochromat is a new addition to the lightweight FC line of telescopes.

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    Model#: TFK10210
    $2,349.00

  9. Takahashi - Double Tube Holder for TOA-130

    Takahashi - Double Tube Holder for TOA-130

    Takahashi double tube holder for the TOA-130 or FS-132 refractor. Attaches OTA to Takahashi mount and includes bridge.

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    Model#: TSK1510
    $577.00

  10. Takahashi - Mewlon CR Extender 1.5x

    Takahashi - Mewlon CR Extender 1.5x

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    Model#: MCR0015
    $620.00

  11. Takahashi - Medium Juraplate for EM-200 Mount

    Takahashi - Medium Juraplate for EM-200 Mount

    Takahashi Medium Juraplate for the EM-200 mount. Mount two smaller telescopes side-by-side. Slotted to move laterally for better balance ... Learn More
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    Model#: TOP0100
    $349.95

  12. Takahashi Epsilon 130D Astrograph

    Takahashi - Epsilon 130D Astrograph

    Takahashi introduced their Epsilon Series flat-field hyperbolic astrographs in the middle 1980’s. The Epsilon-130 was the smallest aperture and most portable of the series. Now Takahashi is re-introducing the new ε-130D digital version of this astrograph.

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    Model#: TEK1300
    $2,995.00

  13. Takahashi - WU Adapter for CN-212

    Takahashi - WU Adapter for CN-212

    Inserts into clamp ring of CN-212 (Cassegrain Newtonian 212) or Mewlon 210/250 to attach SCT (Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope) threaded equipment.

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    Model#: TCD0003
    $117.00

  14. Takahashi Wide Mount Ring to FS-60C for Canon EOS
  15. Takahashi 11 lb. Counterweight for Takahashi EM-200 Mount

    Takahashi - 11 lb. Counterweight for Takahashi EM-200 Mount

    Is your EM-200 Takahashi mount have a weight imbalance, use the 11Ib counterweight-problem solved.

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    Model#: TCW0230
    $258.00

  16. Takahashi Wide Mount T-Thread Spacer for Starlight Xpress and SBIG
  17. Takahashi - Small Guiding Mount for FS-60C

    Takahashi - Small Guiding Mount for FS-60C

    Takahashi Small Guiding Mount for FS-60C guidescope. Can also be attached to guiding plate, tube holder bridge plates, and Juraplates. Takahashi Small Guiding Mount for FS-60C guidescope.

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    Model#: TMG0320
    $219.00

  18. Takahashi - 1.7x CQ Extender Module for FS-60Q Refractor

    Takahashi - 1.7x CQ Extender Module for FS-60Q Refractor

    The Takahashi 1.7x CQ Extender Module for FS-60 refractors will add focal length to your FS-60 creating a f/10 refractor with 600mm focal length. ... Learn More
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    Model#: TFK6004QM
    $471.95

  19. Takahashi - Table Top Tripod & Adapter for Teegul Sky Patrol II Mount

    Takahashi - Table Top Tripod & Adapter for Teegul Sky Patrol II Mount

    Metal tabletop tripod made for the Takahashi Teegul Sky Patrol II mount.Tripod adapter included. Metal tabletop tripod made for the Takahashi Teegul Sky Patrol II mount. Tripod adapter included

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    Model#: TST6010
    $285.00

  20. Takahashi - Sky 90II 90mm 3.5" f/5.6 Fluorite Apochromatic Telescope - (P2Z Single-Axis Mount)

    Takahashi - Sky 90II 90mm 3.5" f/5.6 Fluorite Apochromatic Telescope - (P2Z Single-Axis Mount)

    90mm f/5.6 Fluorite Doublet APO on the single-axis P2Z mount is portable and powerful!Comes with FC-L tripod, 6X30 finder, and more ... Learn More
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    Model#: TSS9022
    $5,036.00

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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.