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  1. Takahashi - White Touch-Up Paint

    Takahashi - White 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. While these types of blemishes won't change the performance of your equipment, they can discolor over time.

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    Model#: TTP0003
    $13.97

  2. 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
    $13.97

  3. Takahashi - TG-LML Mount-to-SE Tripod Adapter

    Takahashi - TG-LML Mount-to-SE Tripod Adapter

    For the new TLM7601Teegul mount. This adapter allows all Takahashi SE tripods to be attached to Teegul mount.

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    Model#: TLM7603
    $14.90

  4. Takahashi - Wide Mount - T-Ring Only

    Takahashi - Wide Mount - T-Ring Only

    The Takahashi TMW0002 Wide Mount T-Ring was designed for 35mm.

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    Model#: TMW0002
    $65.95

  5. Takahashi Collimating Eyepiece for Newtonians and Cassegrains

    Takahashi - Collimating Eyepiece for Newtonians & Cassegrains

    Great tool for collimating a Newtonian or Cassegrain telescope. This item should be used with Takahashi collimating tube (sold separately).

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    Model#: TCE0020
    $74.95

  6. Takahashi - 6X30 Finder Scope Bracket

    Takahashi - 6X30 Finder Scope Bracket

    The Takahashi TVF6301 is a heavy-duty finder scope bracket intended to mount onto the rear cell of Takahashi 78mm and larger refractor optical tubes only.

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    Model#: TVF6301
    $75.95

  7. Takahashi - CA Ring 130

    Takahashi - CA Ring 130

    Takahashi CA Ring 130 for Takahashi reducers.

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    Model#: TKA32202
    $79.00

  8. Takahashi - CA Ring 100

    Takahashi - CA Ring 100

    Takahashi CA Ring 100 for Takahashi reducers.

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    Model#: TKA19202
    $79.00

  9. TCE0030

    Takahashi - Newtonian Collimating Tube with Crosshair

    Tube with crosshair for use with collimating eyepiece (sold separately). For collimating Newtonian telescopes.

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    Model#: TCE0030
    $80.95

  10. Takahashi - Charger for Takahashi 12V DC Battery

    Takahashi - Charger for Takahashi 12V DC Battery

    Ready to take "charge" of your Takahashi PSB0012 and PSB0026 12 volt batteries? Then the Takahashi PSC0001 12V Battery Charger is for you!

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    Model#: PSC000
    $80.95

  11. Takahashi - 2" Extension Tube

    Takahashi - 2" Extension Tube

    This 2" extension tube by Takahashi is compatible with the TOA-130.

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    Model#: TET0002L
    $82.00

  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
    $82.95

  13. Takahashi - Camera Platform for Takahashi Teegul Sky Patrol II Mount

    Takahashi - Camera Platform for Takahashi Teegul Sky Patrol II Mount

    Machined of anodized aluminum, this felt-topped adapter plate attaches to the Takahashi Teegul Sky Patrol II Mount and accepts anything that has a 1/4"-20 thread hole, including Digital SLR cameras, small telescopes, etc.

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    Model#: TSP0002
    $83.95

  14. Takahashi 50mm Finder Bracket for Takahashi Epsilon 180ED

    Takahashi - 50mm Finder Bracket for Takahashi Epsilon 180ED - Black

    Don't mount your 50mm Takahashi finder scope to you Takahashi Epsilon 180ED with just any old bracket... Do it with genuine Takahashi parts!

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    Model#: TVF7501B
    $86.95

  15. Takahashi FSQ 106 Adapter for Diagonal

    Takahashi - FSQ 106 Adapter for Diagonal

    Do you have two quality Takahashi products you'd like to put together, but it won't quite work? Then relax... Takahashi has devised a way to enjoy both your Tak FSQ 106 and their premium diagonal in an inexpensive way.

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    Model#: TDR0200
    $86.95

  16. TEQ0002

    Takahashi - Extender-Q 2 " Adapter

    This perfectly machined 2" adapter threads onto the visual adapter section of the Takahashi Extender-Q TEQ0002. The Takahashi Extender-Q allows the use of 2" eyepieces or most 2" refractor star diagonals.

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    Model#: TEQ0002
    $97.65

  17. Takahashi - TOA130FN Flattener Wide T-Mount

    Takahashi - TOA130FN Flattener Wide T-Mount

    Suitable for 35mm astrophotography, too! Now you can use your 35mm camera or DSLR camera with your Takahashi TOA-130 telescope.

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    Model#: TCA1050
    $97.95

  18. Takahashi 35mm Wide Mount Camera Adapter

    Takahashi - 35mm Wide Mount Camera Adapter


    Now you can adapt your 35mm camera for astrophotography! If you have a Takahashi FS-78, SKY 90, FS-60C, and FC-60E telescope, this may be the right adapter for you. The wide set of rings are custom machined to adapt your camera to the scope for prime focus photography.

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    Model#: TCA1020
    $97.95

  19. Takahashi DSLR Wide Mount Camera Adapter

    Takahashi - DSLR Wide Mount Camera Adapter

    The Takahashi TCA1030 Adapter was designed for Takahashi FS-102, FSQ-106, FS-128, and FS-152 telescopes.

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    Model#: TCA1030
    $97.95

  20. TAR0130

    Takahashi - TOA-130 25mm Spacer Ring for 67 Flattener

    Takahashi TOA-130 25mm Spacer Ring for 67 Flattener

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    Model#: TAR0130
    $99.95

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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.