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  1. Takahashi - Large Tripod Leveler for NJP Mount

    $109.00
    SKU: TAK-TTA0002

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    Large tripod leveler (aka leveller) allows the NJP mount to be elevated an addition 2º - 5º for far northern latitudes.

  2. Takahashi - 6x30 Finderscope without Bracket

    $153.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA00551

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    Do you need to focus? No worries. The eyepiece screws in and out of the Takahashi 6x30 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!

  3. Takahashi - 6X30 Finder Scope Bracket

    $51.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA00562

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    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.

  4. 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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  5. Takahashi - TCD0774 QSI WSG Series Camera Spacer

    $172.00
    SKU: TAK-TCD0774

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    The Takahashi TCD0774 Spacer is a Wide Mount T-Thread Spacer for Starlight Express and SBIG Cameras

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

    $55.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA31584

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    Takahashi TOA-130 25mm Spacer Ring for 67 Flattener

  7. 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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  8. Takahashi - FC-100DF f/7.4 Steinheil Fluorite Doublet APO Refractor - Imaging Model

    $2,440.00
    SKU: TAK-TFK10110

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    The Takahashi FC-100DF f/7.4 was built for astrophotography. Specialty Fluorite Steinheil optical glass creates a ultra high precision apochromatic refractor that will render color and contrasting details beautifully. A moderate focal length maintains detail across the field of view without costing you exposure time.
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  9. Takahashi - CA Ring 100 for Reducers

    $79.00
    SKU: TAK-TKP19205

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    Takahashi CA Ring 100 for Takahashi reducers.

  10. Takahashi - 1.25" Compression Ring Adapter

    $89.00
    SKU: TAK-TKP00101

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    Takahashi 1.25" Compression Ring Adapter
  11. Takahashi - f/6 Visual Extension Tube

    $52.00
    SKU: TAK-TKP00105

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    Takahashi - f/6 Visual Extension Tube
  12. Takahashi - Camera Angle Adjuster for FS-78, FS-60C, FC-60E and Sky 90 II

    $244.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA21200

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    Connect the focuser drawtube of an FS-78, Sky-90II, FC-60E or FC-60C to the Takahashi Camera Angle Adjuster to rotate the camera to the angle of preference then lock for exposures.

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  13. Takahashi - F/3 0.6x Reducer

    $1,640.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA38581

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    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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  14. Takahashi - Double Ring Tube Holder for FSQ-106ED

    $457.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA36420W

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    Takahashi double-ring tube holder for the FSQ-106ED "New Q".  Includes a bridge plate for an optional guide scope.

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  15. Takahashi - Clamshell (Long) for FC-100DF / FC-100DL / FC-100DC

    $176.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA21420G

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    Takahashi Clamshell (Long) for FC-100DF / FC-100DL / FC-100DC
  16. Takahashi - 2" Adapter for FSQ85-ED

    $177.00
    SKU: TAK-TKT37110

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    The Takahashi 2" Eyepiece Adapter TOA0401 was designed specifically for the Takahashi FSQ-85ED, but is also needed for the FSQ-106ED-XIII when using a 1.6X Extender. Slides inside exisiting focuser tube to accept all 2" eyepieces and accessories.

  17. 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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  18. Takahashi - Wide Mount Minolta AF / Sony T-Ring

    $98.00
    SKU: TAK-TMW0008

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    Takahashi - Wide Mount Minolta AF / Sony T-Ring
  19. Takahashi - Polar Finder

    $191.95
    SKU: TAK-TPF0001

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    Polar Finder for the TG-SPII and III Mounts.

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  20. Takahashi - 67 Flattener for the TOA-150 Refractor

    $1,010.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA32583S

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    The Takahashi 67 Flattener is designed to flatten the field of the TOA-150 for those who are doing visual work or imaging through large format cameras. The 67 Flattener produces a huge 92mm image circle with 3-micron star images at the center of the field, and 20-micron images at the field's edge.

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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.