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  1. Takahashi - Collimating Telescope for Refractors, Cassegrains, & Ritchey-Chretiens

    $284.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA00443

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    Designed for use on refractor, Ritchey-Chrieten and classical Cassegrain telescopes. The Takahashi Collimating Telescope is also used on the Takahashi CN-212, Mewlons and refractors of 820mm or more in focal length

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  2. Takahashi - 10-lb. Counterweight for EM-10 Mount

    $160.00
    SKU: TAK-TCW04600

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    In case your EM-10 mount isn't weight balanced, solve your problem with the Takahashi 10Ib countweight! The weight of this counterweight is 10 pounds.

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

    $235.00
    SKU: TAK-TCW05000

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

  4. 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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  5. Takahashi - Tube Holder for Epsilon 180

    $457.00
    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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  6. Takahashi - Extender-Q - 1.6X Extender For Takahashi FSQ-106

    $530.00
    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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  7. Takahashi - Extender-Q 2 " Adapter

    Regular Price: $82.00

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    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.

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  8. Takahashi - 2" Extension Tube

    $163.00
    SKU: TAK-TKP31112

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

  9. Takahashi - FSQ-85 Extender ED

    $530.00
    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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  10. Takahashi - 10:1 MicroEdge Focuser

    $292.00
    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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  11. Takahashi - Tube Holder for Takahashi FS-102 & FSQ-106

    $176.00
    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.

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

    $314.00
    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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  13. Takahashi - TOA-130 Tube Holder

    $422.00
    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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  14. Takahashi - Tube Rings for Takahashi TOA-150

    $610.00
    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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  15. Takahashi - Tube Holder for FS-78/Sky 90

    $148.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA21420

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    Attaches OTA to Takahashi mount. A tube holder does exactly as the name impliesit holds the tube in a clam-shell-like ring so that the OTA can be mounted to a Takahashi mount.

  16. Takahashi - 1.25" Star Diagonal

    $147.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA00547

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    Let's talk quality here. The Takahashi 1.25" star diagonal uses a high quality prism instead of a mirror. This means a lifetime of service where the coatings won't erode.

  17. Takahashi - Temma Autoguider Cable for SBIG ST-4

    $133.00
    SKU: TAK-TAC03007

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    Do you need to connect your SBIG ST-4 CCD camera to your Takahashi Temma Mount? Then you need the Takahashi RJ-11 Temma Mount Autoguider Cable.

  18. Takahashi - NJP Adjustable Metal Tripod

    $3,099.95
    SKU: TMT0001

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    The Takahashi TMT0001 Metal Tripod was designed specifically for the Takahashi NJP mount.Adjustable height, with positions between 31.5" and 44.5". The Takahashi TMT0001 Metal Tripod weighs only 34 lbs
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  19. Takahashi - 2" Compression Ring Adapter for Sky-90/FS-78

    Regular Price: $142.90

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    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.

  20. Takahashi - 2 " Compression Ring Adapter for FS-102/128/130/152

    $177.00
    SKU: TAK-TKP27110

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    This compression ring adapter is a great accessory for FS-102, 128, 130, and 152 optical tube assemblies by Takahashi.

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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.