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  1. Takahashi - 12V 26AH Gel Cell Battery for EM & NJP Mounts

    SKU: TAK-PSB0026

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    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.

  2. Takahashi - Medium (M) Accessory Mounting Plate for EM-200

    SKU: TAK-TMP02200

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    Takahashi medium (M) accessory plate for the EM-200 mount. Mounts FS-152 tube holder to EM-200 mount.

  3. Takahashi - 12V 12AH Gel Cell Battery for EM & NJP Mounts

    SKU: TAK-PSB0012

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    A 12 volt 12 amp hour battery for both Takahashi EM and NJP mounts. This non spillable battery is sealed to ensure highest quality and life.

  4. Takahashi - 12V/12AH Gel Cell Battery with Charger

    SKU: TAK-PSS0001

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    * Power your scope anywhere with this 12-volt, 12AH gel cell battery. * Comes complete with charger. Power your scope anywhere with this 12-volt, 12AH gel cell battery. Comes complete with charger
  5. Takahashi - 12V/26AH Gel Cell Battery with Charger

    SKU: TAK-PSS0002

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    Takahashi 12V/26AH Gel cell battery with charger.

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  6. Takahashi - Reticle Illuminator for Takahashi 7 X 50 & 11 X 50 Finderscopes

    SKU: TAK-TKA00554

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    Takahashi TRI0001 Red LED Illuminator was design for Takahashi 7X50 and 11X50 Finder Scopes as well as Takahashi 5mm illuminated reticule guiding eyepieces.Cordless Red LED light source powered by two LR44/SR44/MR44 camera batteries (supplied)

  7. Takahashi - 2x Barlow Extender

    SKU: TAK-TKA00597

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    The Takahashi 2x Barlow Extender is excellent when using it in combination with apochromatic refractors.

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  8. Takahashi - Collimating Eyepiece for Newtonians & Cassegrains

    SKU: TAK-TKA00441

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

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

  9. Takahashi - Newtonian Collimating Tube with Crosshair

    SKU: TAK-TKA00442

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    Takahashi collimation tube with crosshair for use with collimating eyepiece (sold separately). For collimating Newtonian telescopes.

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

    SKU: TAK-TCW05000

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

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

    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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  12. Takahashi - Tube Holder for Epsilon 180

    SKU: TAK-TKA68420M

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    Takahashi Epsilon 180 Tube Rings were designed specifically to fit the Takahashi Epsilon 180 telescope.

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  13. Takahashi - Extender-Q - 1.6X Extender For Takahashi FSQ-106

    SKU: TAK-TKA00595

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    If you're a Takahashi owner, you'll be interested in the Takahashi Extender-Q. It's touted as the #1 accessory for removing any remaining false color from brighter objects - without degrading the image.

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  14. Takahashi - Extender-Q 2 " Adapter

    Regular Price: $82.00

    You Pay: $69.70

    SKU: TAK-TKA00596

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    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.

  15. Takahashi - FSQ-85 Extender ED

    SKU: TAK-TKA37595

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    The Takahashi 1.5X Extender ED was created specifically for the Takahashi Baby Q Telescope. Thanks to the addition of extra low dispersion (ED) glass, you'll enjoy superb optical quality and enhanced correction.

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  16. Takahashi - 10:1 MicroEdge Focuser

    SKU: TAK-TKA00734

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    The Takahashi 10:1 MicroEdge Focuser provides precision requirements for a wide variety of Takahashi telescopes.

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  17. Takahashi - Tube Holder for Takahashi FS-102 & FSQ-106

    SKU: TAK-TKA23420

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    The Takahashi TFK1010 Tube Holder is designed specifically for Takahashi FS-102 or original Takahashi FSQ-106 optical tube assemblies.

  18. Takahashi - Tube Holder for Takahashi New FSQ-106 (New Q)

    SKU: TAK-TKA29429S

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    A necessary accessory for owner's or owner's-to-be of the Takahashi "New Q" FSQ-106 OTA.

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  19. Takahashi - TOA-130 Tube Holder

    SKU: TAK-TKA31420

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    The Takahashi TOA-130 Tube Holder was designed specifically for the Takahashi TOA-130S or TOA-130F refractor.

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  20. Takahashi - Tube Rings for Takahashi TOA-150

    SKU: TAK-TKA32420

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    Takahashi TOA-150 Tube Rings are a two-part, bridged system for a perfect fit with the mount of your choosing. Custom matched paint for a perfect Takahashi fit and finish.

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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.