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  1. Takahashi - FC-100DC f7.4 Steinheil Fluorite Doublet APO Refractor Optical Tube Assembly - Visual Model

    $2,230.00
    SKU: TAK-TFK10010

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    The Takahashi FC-100DC is a 100m apochromatic refractor featuring high precision Steinheil fluorite optical glass for beautiful color rendering and high control, full detail images. The FC-100DC has been configured for visual use, ready to add your favorite eyepiece and is a superior choice for planetary and deep sky observing. A 2.2" rack and pinion focuser is included. *** Please be aware the telescope is pictured with optional accessories, it doesn't include a mount ***
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  2. Takahashi - 0.9Ib Tube Counterweight for Mewlon 250

    $117.00
    SKU: TAK-TKP72432

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    Takahashi 0.9Ib Tube Counterweight for Mewlon 250
  3. Takahashi - EM-200 Temma 2M Mount - Medium Latitude

    $5,210.00
    SKU: TAK-TMM44020

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    With a 40 pounds payload capacity, the Takahashi EM-200 Temma II Mount is an excellent GoTo mount for virtually any telescope within the payload range.

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  4. Takahashi - Sony NEX E-Mount

    $136.00
    SKU: TAK-TMW0100

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    Takahashi wide mount t-ring for the Sony NEX E-mount.

  5. Takahashi - TOA130 Reducer Adapter/Spacer for SBIG ST-Series Cameras with CFW8/9 Color Filter Wheel

    $152.00
    SKU: TAK-TCD0021

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    This Takahashi CCD spacer/adapter attaches an SBIG ST-series CCD camera that has a CFW8 or CFW9 color filter wheel installed to the Takahashi TOA130 Reducer
  6. Takahashi - Reducer/Flattener for Sky 90, FS-78, & FS-60C

    $477.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA35580

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    The Takahashi F/4.5 Reducer-Flattener was designed for the Sky 90II, but it also works well with the Takahashi FS-78 and FS-60C model refractor telescopes, too.

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  7. Takahashi - SE-L Tripod for EM-200 Mount

    $800.00
    SKU: TAK-TWT40300

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    Long fixed height wood tripod for EM-200 mount and OTA's up to the FS-128 or TOA-130. Includes tripod adapter. Long fixed height wood tripod for EM-200 mount and OTA's up to the FS-128 or TOA-130. Includes tripod adapter

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  8. Takahashi - 25mm Abbe Orthoscopic Eyepiece

    $154.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA00704

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    Takahashi has just re-introduced their line of Abbe Orthoscopic eyepieces.

  9. Takahashi - Mewlon 210 Dall-Kirkham Telescope with EM-200 Mount

    $12,726.00
    SKU: TLS2145

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    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. The classical Cassegrain telescope design offers excellent performance, but is extremely expensive to produce at large apertures. By concentrating on the Dall-Kirkham Cassegrains, the Takahashi Mewlon telescope offers a professional level of performance within reach of most amateurs. 

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  10. Takahashi - TOA-150B Refractor Optical Tube Assembly

    $11,870.00
    SKU: TAK-TOK15110

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    The TOA-150 is the second Takahashi Ortho Apochromat to be developed by Takahashi. It features a newly designed triplet objective. This new design like its smaller companion the TOA-130 is absolutely color free

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  11. Takahashi - Tube Holder for Takahashi TSA-120 Refractor Telescope

    $297.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA36400

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    The Takahashi TSA0121 Tube Holder was composed particularly for the Takahashi TSA-120 and FSQ-ED (same as TFK-1010-NU but excludes balance plate.

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  12. Takahashi - Collimating Eyepiece for Newtonians & Cassegrains

    $63.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA00441

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

  13. Takahashi - EM-500 Adjustable Metal Tripod

    $2,310.00
    SKU: TAK-TMT60300

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    The Takahashi EM-500 Tripod is heavy-duty metal construction designed for the Takahashi EM-500 mount.Adjustable height, with positions between 31.5" and 44.5".The Takahashi EM-500 Tripod weighs only 34 lbs.Maximum payload is 1,000 pounds
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  14. Takahashi - Mewlon-250 CR Corrector

    $1,240.00
    SKU: TAK-MCR250

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    Wide field oculars and medium format CCD cameras will perform superbly as the Mewlon CR produces a
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  15. Takahashi - Charger for Takahashi 12V DC Battery

    $92.00
    SKU: TAK-PSC0001

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    Battery charger with electronic cut-off. For use with PSB0012 and PSB0026 12v rechargeable gel cell batteries.

  16. Takahashi - Epsilon 180 Telescope with EM-400 Mount

    $19,999.95
    SKU: TSS1802

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    addition to the new Epsilon Series introduces the newly designed ED corrector and fast speed of f/2.8.
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  17. Takahashi - 35mm Wide Mount Camera Adapter

    $82.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA35201

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    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.

  18. Takahashi - Camera Angle Adjuster for Takahashi FSQ-106ED

    $317.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA30200

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    The Takahashi Camera Angle Adjuster TFP1106 was designed specifically for the for Takahashi FSQ-106ED astrograph telescope.

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  19. Takahashi - 2" Mirror Diagonal with 1.25" Adapter

    $540.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA00543

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    Don't rob yourself of the extra light by using a 1.25" diagonal... Get the full effect by going to a full 2" with the Takahashi TDM0200 Mirror Diagonal.

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  20. Takahashi - 2" Compression Ring Adapter for Sky-90/FS-78

    Regular Price: $142.90

    You Pay: $138.00

    SKU: TAK-TOA0060

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    The Takahashi 2" Compression Ring Adapter for Sky-90 and FS78 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.

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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.