Did adding accesories like a big eyepiece, or a camera unbalance your Takahashi Teegul Sky Patrol II Mount? Then you need the Takahashi TCW0006 counterweight add-on. This convenient and genuine Takahashi counterweight measures in at 0.6kg (1.3 lb) and is painted Takahashi green.... Learn MoreModel#: TCW0006
A great 110V to 12V battery that can power virtually any Takahashi telescope. Comes with a waterproof case.... Learn MoreModel#: TPS0012
A great 110V to 24V battery that can power virtually any Takahashi telescope. Comes with a waterproof case.... Learn MoreModel#: TPS0024
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.... Learn MoreModel#: PSB0026
This compression ring adapter is a great accessory for FS-102, 128, 130, and 152 optical tube assemblies by Takahashi. Since these use 2.7" focuser tubes, 2" eyepieces and diagonals aren't going to work. With this compression ring adapter, you can now use 2" optics safely and securely with any of these Takahashi OTAs.... Learn MoreModel#: TOA0400
The Takahashi 2" Compression Ring Adapter for Sky-90 OTA. With brass interiors, you can safely insert and use your 2" barrel sized eyepieces in this OTA. Simply attach the compression ring directly to the focuser.... Learn MoreModel#: TOA0060
Takahashi - 29.7mm Spacer for Sky 90/New Q Reducer to SBIG ST with CFW-8Takahashi - 29.7mm Spacer for Sky 90/New Q Reducer to SBIG ST with CFW-8
The Takahashi TCD0018 is a 29.7mm Spacer/Adapter for the Sky-90, FS-60C, or "New Q" FSQ-106ED Reducer when using an SBIG ST-Series Camera with CFW-8 filter wheel. Measurements are 29.7mm x 55.9mm x .75 female to male T-thread adapter.... Learn MoreModel#: TCD0018
The Takahashi TCD0012STL Adapter was designed specifically to attach a SBIG ST-Series CCD camera and color filter wheel attached to a Takahashi Mewlon Telescope. The models this adapter works with Takahashi Epsilon 160/180 model telescopes and SBIG ST-Series CCD - but without the color filter wheel attached.... Learn MoreModel#: TCD0327
Do you need to focus? No worries. The eyepiece screws in and out of the finderscope body to achieve focus and a knurled trim ring locks it into place. What's more, the usable eye relief is an incredible 17mm for virtually unvignetted views for eyeglass wearers!... Learn MoreModel#: TVF6300
Don't mount your 50mm Takahashi finder scope to you Takahashi Epsilon 180ED with just any old bracket... Do it with genuine Takahashi parts! This handsome black anodized metal finderscope bracket has single ring construction for ease of use and three adjustment thumbscrews for secure placement.... Learn MoreModel#: TVF7501
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This Band adapter allows 2-hole (8mm X 1.25 screws) Takahashi tube holders, and other accessories that match that pattern, to attach to the NJP, a 4-hole mount.... Learn MoreModel#: TBA0100
The Takahashi TFP7110 Camera Angle Adjuster attaches to the focuser drawtube of FS-78, Sky-90II, FC-60E, or FC-60C and accepts Takahashi wide-mount T-rings, their eyepiece projection adapter, or other camera adapters.... Learn MoreModel#: TFP7110
The Takahashi TFP6100 Camera Angle Adjuster was designed specifically for the Takahashi FC-60 telescope.... Learn MoreModel#: TFP6100
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.
The Takahashi TCD0018S Adapter was designed specifically to attach a SBIG STL-Series CCD camera with a FW8/STL Filter Wheel attached to a Takahashi Sky 90 or New Q Reducer. The models this adapter works with Sky 90 or New Q Reducer only.... Learn MoreModel#: TCD0018S
The Takahashi TCD0022S Adapter was designed specifically to attach a SBIG STL-Series CCD camera with a FW8/STL Filter Wheel attached to a Takahashi TOA-130 Reducer. The models this adapter works with TOA-130 Reducer only.... Learn MoreModel#: TCD0022S
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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.